Julie sang with a rock band, Sunn, and the Steve Ellinger Jazz Quartet when she was a student in Brighton, then turned her back on the singing career that beckoned only to emerge in the last fifteen years or so singing with her own guitar and piano accompaniment supported by bass player, Gary Holder. She also sang with Swingbandit, a jazz quintet, and a number of big bands.
Since 2016 her collaboration with Michael Hinton has been particularly successful, popular with audiences and rewarding for the performers who love the music they are presenting and interpreting in their unique and sensitive way.
Julie has performed around the south east of England in theatres, music clubs, pubs, restaurants, an art gallery, and many festivals.
She has performed solo with guitar or keyboard, in a duo, with small groups of musicians and big bands.
Julie’s collaboration with Michael Hinton
Julie has worked with pianist, Michael Hinton, only since January 2016 but this is proving to be an exciting collaboration which enables Julie to sing the great blues, jazz, and popular standards from the swing era to the present day -
Singers and musicians she admires
include singers Nina Simone, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London, Dusty Springfield, Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Claire Martin, Liane Caroll, Norma Winston
and local musicians Mark Edwards, Mike Piggott, Raul D’ Oliveira, Bob McKay, Dave Fellingham, Malcolm Mortimer, Dave Trigwell, Herbie Flowers, Mike Hatchard, Michael Hinton, Terry Pack . . .
Her favourite song-
Contact: For contact details for Julie and Michael click here
Perhaps Julie’s most challenging singing is with this prestigious Big Band which features
several of the UK’s top bandsmen.
Julie is seen here singing with the Ziz All Star Big Band (later renamed the Dave Fellingham Big Band),
14 February, 2007, Brighton.
Julie Roberts singing with the Dave Fellingham Big Band in the Uckfield Festival 28 March 2009
A memorable and distinctive voice
I love that dark smoky voice . . . She's really brilliant. . . really sophisticated . . . a great singer." -
We hear many equally enthusiastic comments after Julie’s gigs.