Described as ‘the best British vocalist to emerge in an age’ by The Independent, the MOBO-nominated singer-songwriter Julia Biel will be showcasing songs from her acclaimed recent self-titled third album in a magical evening of uplifting, stirring and soulful music.
Backed by a stellar band and accompanying herself on guitar and piano, her voice evokes the spirituality of gospel music, the joie-de-vivre of soul, the sorrow of the blues and the freedom of jazz. A poetic and incisive lyricist she reveals a razor-sharp perspective on life and love whilst treading the line between personal and profound to offer her angle on the fundamental nature of things.
Her musical influences range from the classic jazz of Billie Holiday to the soaring guitar pop of Radiohead, and whilst many comparisons of her voice have been made with some of the most celebrated greats, she retains a unique individuality that is highly regarded by an increasingly broad spectrum of music lovers. Hip enough to be on the coolest Spotify playlists, and very much part of the current vibrant UK jazz scene, she can deliver an emotional punch as powerful as any of the jazz greats of old.