After a summer of intimate soiree's in her own venue 'The Milkbar' in Brunswick and shows at Melbourne's iconic jazz venues Bennett's Lane and Paris Cat, Julia Messenger will be traveling the east coast of Australia to showcase her unique take on jazz standards and classics, coupled with her own originals and some skilled multilingual Chanson and Lieder thrown in for good measure!
Julia is thrilled to announce her upcoming Sydney winter shows. She will be touring with some of Sydney's most prestigious musicians at the premier jazz venues Foundry 616 (June 19) and the Vanguard (July 12). Joining her will be Greg Coffin on piano, Sam Rollings on guitar, Karl Dunnicliff on bass and Nic Cecire and Tim Firth on drums.
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Julia Messenger: Singer, songwriter, producer
Currently she is working on writing and recording new material @ Milk Bar Studio in Brunswick, Australia.
As a songwriter/singer and producer she has co-written and appeared on albums with legendary musicians of our time such as Klaus Schulze (Tangerine Dream/ Alphaville), Ferry Corsten (#5 DJ in the world today), Kraftwerk and the list goes on.
Termed in the Electronic world as the 'Queen of Chill', she is as much at home singing Jazz as she is at being one of the 'rare strokes of luck in the electronic music scene'.
Julia has also recorded a Live Album at Australia's Premier Jazz Club Bennetts Lane over two sell out nights. She formerly released this album at a further sell out show at Bennetts Lane in November 2011, after her return from a successful European tour.
Live at Bennett's Lane, Friday 13th March 2015
Sue Wilson, The Scotsman, UK
“Julia Messenger is widely considered to be one of the most inspiring musicians to ever come out of the studios of Australia, her debut vocal electronica album!”
Elusive disc, EUROPE
.'..Messenger’s gift is her versatility, the warmth and passion that she brings to each song, and ability to convey the emotions. The songs she chose were all quite famous, but it takes a brilliant singer like Messenger to make you hear them as if for the first time.'
Sara Bannister, Stage Whispers 2012
Sunday Soiree in the Milkbar, January 25th 2015
“The new Dido of Chillout has been crowned”
Music Report 1/10/2003, EUROPE
“…through the full spectrum, from fragile candied sweetness to a scorching soul-diva holler – echos of Mouth Music, Annie Lennox, Horse, Sinead O’Connor…”
The Scotsman, UK
"..Everyone has heard a great.. song while dining and asked, ''What is that?'' At last, these restaurants' current Top 5 playlists provide some answers. .
Rod Stewart, ''Manhattan''
Nat King Cole, ''Walkin' My Baby Back Home''
Queen Latifah, ''Baby Get Lost''
Norman Brown, ''What's Going On''
Julia Messenger, ''Look Up Look Down""
Paul L. Underwood, The Remix; Ear Candy: Published: November 5, 2006
The New York Times, USA
“…Impressive vocal talent…”
Luka Bloom, UK
"Julia Messenger is Murder!"
“… the best vocal record ever to emerge from the Cologne electronic scene.”
"...She has an intriguing and unique approach, using her voice as an instrument and giving each song its full range of emotions, from a sweet lisping vulnerability to passionate longing to tempestuous rage to glory. "
"Messenger has a magnificent voice and gives it full range, her singing is note perfect and radiates nuance and power."
Liza Dezfouli, Australian Stage, July 2012