“Brilliant concert. Julie’s voice is fantastic and the band just brilliant. My wife and I loved every minute of it!” (Ron: Bromyard Folk Festival)
“Just had the great pleasure of seeing the band’s set…..tremendous musicianship and fabulous vocal, See them at the first opportunity.” (Mike)
“I have been a massive fan of Sandy Denny since I can remember, and it’s great that people like you are keeping her memory alive.” (Leonard)
The Julie July Band performs songs from the ‘Sandy Denny’ Songbook, from dreamy acoustic melodies to driving progressive folk-rock. Sandy Denny was one of the UK’s singer songwriters of the British Folk rock movement. From her brief career, spanning just thirteen years, she left a legacy of beautiful, haunting original compositions and traditional material.
Richard Thompson called her ‘The greatest female artist of her generation’. Melody Maker readers twice voted her ‘Best British Female Singer’ in 1970 and 1971. Her most famous song “Who knows where the time goes?” was voted ‘Favourite Folk Track of All Time’ by listeners of BBC Radio 2 and has been covered by many artists including Judy Collins, Nina Simone and Eva Cassidy. The band perform a selection of songs from her time with The Strawbs, Fairport Convention, Fotheringay and her solo career.
Also featuring - GUEST pianist Chris Hutchison accompanying and performing arrangements from Sandy’s Solo Sessions at the BBC. Chris plays, sings and writes in his own distinctive and individual style. He's opened for Bear Grylls ‘mud sweat and tears’ show and was featured on Bears ‘Desert Island Discs’, fronted a full orchestra and choir in the Royal Albert Hall. Toured the US in a gospel group. Sung with the Welsh National Opera. One of the original Beautiful People who's album if 60's were 90's was a dance album in the early 90's that sampled Jimmy Hendrix's music extensively and is in Noel Gallagher top 5 modern albums.
He has toured supporting Oasis with the Beautiful People. Done session work with Martin Fury's Bohinta, Gary Stringer of Reef. Recorded extensively with the original Mr Big in the mid 80's. These days he plays keyboards with The Merseybeats and for Vanity Fair, the Swinging Blue Jeans and the New Amen Corner and The Julie July Band.