“Julia Rose's new EP is a mix of folky soulful music that envelops you with every note, she is definitely a star on the rise.” E. Wheatley, CEO Bandtag.
“With well polished and highly entertaining shows coupled with vocals likened to Joan Baez and Roy Orbison, this is one truly talented muso.” KMC, Music Times MAG
Australian Heritage/Folk singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist JULIA ROSE is ripping up the music scene. After a massive 2010-11 of recording, releasing and touring Australia with her debut self titled EP produced by legendary producer Guy Cooper (Buena Vista Social Club, Newton Faulkner, Transport), her 2012 is set to be bigger and better.
Recently signed to Human Records, Julia has completed her 2nd EP and headed for a corresponding tour of Japan (July) and then Australia (Aug-Nov). The sell out shows and radio airplay her debut EP received was a testament to her music and the way it resonates with Aussie folk.
“We are so excited to share our music with the world, you are after all, our inspiration”.
Thematically, Julia Rose’s songs are about human behavior, intimacy, love, soul searching. isolation, and the itinerant nature of life on the road. She draws on Australian landscapes, people, cities & traditional stories for inspiration.
With a three-octave range and operatic techniques coupled with ballad style singing, Julia is sure to get your heart pumping and your toes tapping. Her soaring vocals, rhythmic guitar lines and bass licks, coupled with timeless tales and stories of love, blend beautifully. Julia takes you on a lyrical, rhythmical and melodic journey, drawing from the audience a feeling of familiarity that digs deep into the soul and stirs the senses.
She shares the stage with legendary guitarist and singer Felicity Lawless. Their golden stage dynamics are as if the two are playing as one, and have been playing together for over 10 years. Her EP boasts guest appearances from her sisters Louise Cottone (The QLD Orchestra) on violin and Claire Cottone aka CC the Cat on mandolin, Felicity Lawless (guitar) & Anders Cassidy (drums), Dan Briffa (drums).Julia has been performing and relentlessly touring for ten years as singer/ songwriter and bass player for a number of bands including Anarchist Duck (04-present) and Bertha Control (03-presesent), in which she performed and released 4 Eps and 3 albums. She has also undertaken 20+ Australian East Coast tours both solo and with her other bands. Julia has performed at past festivals including Brisbane International Film Fest QLD, 2High QLD, Island Vibe Reggae Festival QLD, Corinbank ACT, Perisher Spring Carnival NSW, 4ZZZ Market Day QLD, Mardi Grass NSW, Gold Coast One Way Project QLD, Wonderland QLD, St Kilda Festival VIC, Nannup WA, Supporting acts such as Kerrianne Cox, Hermitude, Dallas Frasca, Marshall and the Fro, Hussy Hicks.
Julia Rose won the Gold Coast City Council EP recording package in 2010, was a finalist in Hot Tomato FM Gold Coast Uncovered competition 2011 and was the national winner of $5000 Roey Idol WA in 2007.Julia is no stranger to Australian FM radio receiving airplay Australia-wide on local stations, with the track ‘Razorback Road’ reaching #1 on the AIRIT country chart. The EP was the 5th most played EP overall on Australian community radio in June 2011. She and her band have played live-to-air on stations Australia wide including ABC, 3CR, PBS, 4ZzZ and Bay FM. She has performed on and had her music on TV in Australia via The Rock n Roll Cooking Show, Underground Soundz and Getaway.
Performing internationally in venues in India, Spain, England and Portugal and Asia, Julia has taken her life and experience and talents as she explores the world of folk/heritage/rock with her new EP, available July 2012.