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YouTube video. Julie Roberts sings the classic song, The Nearness of You.to Dave Fellingham’s keyboard accompaniment. Rehearsal recording. Recorded near Montgenevre, in the French Alps, in February 2012. Click arrow to activate.
Songs for Keeps. Julie and Michael’s 13 track CD. 2016. Now sold out.
At the Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham, Sunday October 9th, 2016
A Lunchtime Concert with Julie Roberts (vocals) and Michael Hinton (piano) The songs of Cole Porter, Hoagie Carmichael, the Gershwins, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Billy Joel, Johnny Mandel and other classic songwriters and composers of the jazz/blues era to the present day. - This concert built on their very successful sold-out Brighton Fringe event earlier in 2016.
Sunday 6 November, 2016. Musical Cheers, Songs for an Autumn Afternoon
Concert, Ditchling Village Hall, in aid of St Peter and St James Hospice raised £875. Musicians Michael Hinton and Herbie Flowers, with vocalists Norman Armstrong, Ellen Hinton, Malin Maunder, and Julie Roberts. Produced and directed by Michael Hinton.
4 June. Julie Roberts playing piano in Herbie’s Jazz Breakfast in the Spiegeltent, accompanying Belle Décor handbell act with Michael Hinton, Ian White and Marianne Hillier-Brook. That afternoon Julie and Michael entertained at a birthday party.
Friday 26 May. Jazz for Lunch. Brighton Fringe Concert.
Saturday 8 April.Musical Cheers Charity Concert, Ditchling Village Hall, in aid of “The National Brain Appeal” supporting The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London Julie, and singers Malin Maunder, Ellen Hinton and Norman Armstrong, plus Herbie Flowers (bass), Michael Hinton (piano) and Marianne Hillier-Brook (drums). The show was produced and directed by Michael Hinton. The hospital is a leading world centre for the treatment of strokes, MS, Parkinson’s, dementia, brain tumours, migraine, epilepsy etc. The concert raised £781-83. For more about the charity visit www.nationalbrainappeal.org
Sunday 7 May. Horsham Samaritans Awareness Concert , part of “Horsham English Festival”Julie was one of many acts at The Carfax Band Stand, in the centre of Horsham. Julie played guitar and sang.
Friday 12 May. Julie Roberts and Michael Hinton. Played a 2 hour concert in Shoreham by Sea organised by Shoreham U3A Jazz and Big Band appreciation group. Sold out and very warmly received.
Music at the Mill
Sunday afternoon, 3 September. Julie Roberts and Michael Hinton. Part of an afternoon of music and barbecue at Oldland Mill, Ditchling, to raise funds for the preservation of this historic working mill.
Rain didn’t stop play, but a wet audience, with brollies and cagoules, enjoyed a cheering performance from Julie and Michael.
17 February West Gallery concert, Hurstpierpoint
29 April Jazz brunch at The Hassocks Hotel. Sunday Morning
6 May Sunday. Julie makes a guest appearance in Mike Hatchard’s Jazz Breakfast, Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham
18 May, Brighton Fringe Festival,
27 May Steyning Festival . 3-4pm Tickets £10
5 August Jazz brunch at The Hassocks Hotel. Sunday Morning £5.
16 September Hurst Festival, Holy Trinity Church, Hurstpierpoint, £10
27 October St John’s Church, Burgess Hill £10
25 November Jazz brunch at The Hassocks Hotel. Sunday Morning. Only £5.
“Julie is a wonderful interpreter of jazz standards,” - Mike Hatchard, jazz pianist.
Concert goers’ comments
“Fabulous”, “Wonderful”, “Exceptional” “What a voice!” And Michael Hinton, “Superb pianist.” “Wonderful pianist.”
"Julie Roberts is a fabulous singer... I love that dark smoky voice . . . She's really brilliant. . . really sophisticated . . . a great singer." - Claire Martin, speaking on BBC South Live.
“Exquisite” - Jim Burlong, jazz journalist on Jazz Extravaganza on Burgess Hill Radio.
12 track CD When the World Was Young
A top quality studio recording made at Lunasound Recording Studio in Brighton. We are selling it in a simple card wallet to keep the price down, so it costs only £5. - Receiving rave responses. Some people are buying extra copies! It is available only at gigs. Just a few left.
Julie and Michael’s previous CD, Songs for Keeps, is now sold out
The last Hassocks Hotel gig of 2018 (25 November) pleased a lot of people. “Superb concert. Brilliant.” “When will they be back?” “We’ll definitely come to the next one,” are typical of the enthusiastic comments we received at the end of the show.
The Hassocks concerts have proved popular with music lovers and diners.
See Julie and Michael in Brighton fringe festival too, on Friday afternoon 10 May.
Julie and Michael made another CD in January. It will be entitled The Gift, which is the title track, a song written by Michael. We think it will be a popular song. They played it in public for the first time at The Hassocks on 31st March. The CD will be ready for sale on 10 May at their Brighton fringe gig. Their first CD sold out and the second one has just a few copies left.
Julie and Michael’s concert with Herbie Flowers and Marianne Hillier-Brook at St John’s Church, Burgess Hill, on 4 November had the biggest audience the church had ever had for its monthly concerts. More pictures on the St John’s page. Click to see!