Julia Johnson

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Julia Gray
Born 1982
United Kingdom
Genres Acoustic, Jazz
Occupation(s) Vocalist, Pianist
Instruments Vocals, Piano, Keys
Associated acts Second Person
Website http://www.thisisjuliagray.com/

Julia Gray, formerly Julia Johnson, is a London-born singer-songwriter and a founder-member of Post Trip-Hop band Second Person. Her first solo album, I Am Not The Night, recorded at Livingston Recording Studios and produced by Tristan Ivemy (Frank Turner, The Holloways), was released in May 2011 through the independent label Blue January. In November 2009, The Telegraph reported that Johnson was engaged to film financier Calum Gray.[1]


  • Julia is well versed in several classical languages including Sanskrit and Greek. She has an understanding of Mandarin, Spanish and Italian allowing Second Person to record some of their best known songs in these languages. The band have suggested that translated versions of these songs may appear as bonus tracks in the various regions they are released in.[1]
  • Julia also wrote her first stage musical at the age of 15, entitled A Young Man With Conjunctivitis, for which she was the musical director.
  • At the age of 18, she began playing solo gigs at The Kashmir Klub, prior to forming Second Person with Mark Maclaine in 2002. She currently performs her own solo material in London and elsewhere in the UK.
  • In May 2009 Julia was one of the featured artists at London Songwriters Week [2]
  • Julia played at the Launch of the 2010 Bird's Eye View Film Festival in January 2010. [3]
  • She plays a monthly residency at The Troubadour [4] and performed at Bestival in September 2011.


  • I Am Not The Night - Julia Johnson - writer/performer (2011: ALBUM)
  • Come to Dust - Second Person : Writer/Singer/Pianist/Lyricist (2011: ALBUM)
  • City Rats : Composer/Singer/Pianist (2008: FEATURE FILM - Face Films/Scanner Rhodes Productions)
  • "Wood - Second Person" : Writer/Singer/Pianist (2007: MUSIC VIDEO - MTV, VH1 & YouTube featured video)
  • The Elements - Second Person : Writer/Singer/Pianist (2007: ALBUM)
  • "Spilt Milk - Second Person" : Writer/Singer/Pianist (2007: MUSIC VIDEO - MTV, VH1 & YouTube featured video)
  • Live at the Bedford - Second Person : Singer/Pianist (2006: DVD)
  • Streetball Extreme: Battle for Europe : Co-Composer (2006: TV SERIES - Extreme Sports Channel)
  • Gen:Ex : Series Theme Composer (2006: TV SERIES - Extreme Sports Channel)
  • The Passenger : Composer/Singer (2006: SHORT FILM)
  • Snows in the House 3 : Composer (2004: FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM)
  • Verbier Ride 2004 : Co-Composer (2004: TV SERIES - Channel 4)
  • Chromatography - Second Person : Writer/Singer/Pianist (2004: ALBUM)
  • Snows in the House 2 : Co-Composer (2003: FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM)


  1. ^ Walker, Tim (20 November 2009), "Boris Johnson's sister Julia takes her turn in the spotlight", The Telegraph (London) 
  • Second Person in The Independent (23rd Oct 2002: pg 12)
  • BBC Radio 2 Interview (The Weekender with Matthew Wright - 3rd Nov 2005)
  • Future Music Magazine interview (Nov 2005)

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