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about julianne

Julianne's vision is to create and express beauty in the world through her music and art, moving and inspiring others in the process.

She began her musical life Sydney where she studied piano and played keyboards with several different bands, as well as working as a composer on various dance, video, television, and small film projects.

In a search to find her own sound as well as live closer to nature she spent a number of years living in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney where, inspired by her surroundings, she eventually recorded and released Tales of the Heart, a solo album of ambient piano music.

Eventually, her musical path led her her current base, Tokyo, where she performs live, sings on studio sessions, composes, writes lyrics, (see Tokyo Resume below), and paints in her spare time.

She has performed in England (including WOMAD 2009 at Charleton Park), Canada, Russia's Far East (as part of the Unity and Diversity Music Festival/Tour, which included cities such as Vladivostok, Khaborovsk, Komsemolsk), Sydney's famed Manly Jazz Festival, (the largest jazz festival in the southern hemisphere); has toured around Japan as part of the Australian Government's Celebrate Australia Japan-wide festival promotions, and performed on behalf of Australia at the Asian Pacific Film Festival (Fukuoka).

She won Australian Songwriters Association awards for Best Traditional Song (Song of the Land) and Finalist, Acoustic Category (And I Love to Say Goodbye).

The last few years have been spent performing and refining material and ideas for current and future CD projects.

She regularly paints and sketches. Natural media is her first love, though she also enjoys playing around with digital art. She studied sumie with Ilan Yanizky and has participated in several group exhibitions in Tokyo, including RBR's Synchronicity exhibition.

                                 
tokyo resume

Studio recordings include: vocals for TV and radio commercials with such companies as Sony, Olympus, Nissan, Subaru, Hagen Daas, Nissay Insurance (Nissay Lady), KDD 001, Honda, Mitsubishi Cars, IBM, Tokyu Group, Suntory, Asahi, Pizza La, Twining Teas, Kelloggs, and various cosmetics companies such as Shiseido, Nivea, Menard, Kose and Kao etc.


Other studio recordings include vocals on various compilation CDs, for companies such as Sony, Avex, Pony Canyon and Felissimo; backing vocals or lead vocals for artists such as Kudo Shizuka and Yoshinori Sunahara, television end theme song for Mamachari Keiji Gekkichu Kyoku’ (TBS), film soundtracks; vocals for game software companies such as Capcom, Yamaha voice synthesizer software, karaoke laser disk recordings, children's educational songs, and voice-overs for various projects.


Music composition for various small projects such as music for websites and educational CDs; and lyrics for various TV commercials, recordings, and other artists' albums.


Japanese artists worked with include: Mayo Okamoto (Crystal Scenery tour, chorus director/backing vocals), Yukihide Takekawa (lyricist), I George (backing vocals) and Dancin' Station's (hip-hop dance show) Shikoku tour as guest vocalist.


On-camera acting and/or singing work for television includes KDD 001 commercial, Atsui Kinu (telemovie drama), It's Unbelievable and guest vocalist appearing on Fuji TV's Tokimeki Nihyaku Mika.


Other live performances: Performances of original songs and music as well as working as vocalist, pianist and piano/vocal performing various styles of world, pop, jazz, a'capella, early and classical music at major hotels, clubs, resorts and restaurants for weddings, corporate events, shows, tours, theatre, outdoor events, summer festivals both in Tokyo and around Japan.