"I have always been inspired by rock music. From Bo Diddley to Chuck Berry, the Beatles to Bon Jovi, Lenny Kravitz to Ben Harper, Ritchie Havens to Jeff Buckley. It's all rock to me. I want to create an emotive rock experience that captivates the listener and provokes thought." - Julian Tillery
Atlanta based singer/songwriter/guitarist Julian Tillery's music is a blend of rock, pop, soul and alternative. Julian began his music career as one third of the eclectic rock unit Us!, an acoustic band that included Okorie Johnson on cello and John Reed on drums. The band tour with the Groovement/Earthseed Collective, the same neo-soul imprint that spawned the likes of singers India.Arie, Donnie, and bassist Khari Simmons, they performed in Atlanta and other major cities.
When the members of the Groovement/Earthseed Collective disbanded, Julian went on to play guitar for "Mama's Moonshine", featuring Erik "Soul Vision" Harris and Anjenai "Blackrose" Green. It was this experience that gave Julian the courage to strike out on his own and start a solo career. "I really enjoyed playing out and being in the studio with Mama's Moonshine. I just knew that I had a story to tell and I was lucky enough to have worked with people that believe that I could." He would go on to cut a demo through Fulton Yard Unlimited, the production team behind Mama's Moonshine. The demo was considered by a few major labels, but nothing materialized. "I was really down at first, then I decided that if this was something that I really wanted, I needed to give it all that I've got. “ He went on to start JETSound Productions and "The Ocean on Mars" is his first independent release.