Julie Crochetière

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Julie Crochetière
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Background information
Birth name Julie Crochetière
Born July 10, 1980
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Blue-Eyed Soul, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, trumpet
Years active 2000–present
Labels Indie Soul Records (2011),
Avalon/Somerset (2007), Indie Soul Records (2003),
Universal Music Group (2001),
Associated acts Sugar Jones
Website Official Site
My Space Page
Facebook Page
Twitter
Youtube Channel

Julie Crochetière (born July 10, 1980 in Montreal[1]) is an independent Canadian singer/songwriter, pianist and arranger.[2]

Julie Crochetière began learning to play the piano at the age of six, continuing her classical piano studies for another eight years. At the age of thirteen Crochetière wrote her first song. In high school Crochetière began developing her singing voice, before going on to study music for two years at Collège Lionel-Groulx.[2]

In 2000, Julie Crochetière joined the Popstars reality television series which was nationally televised on the Canadian Global Television Network where she became part of the girl band which came to be known as Sugar Jones, on the Universal Music Group label. Sugar Jones did two national tours[3] and released the album Sugar Jones which went platinum[4] generating top ten hits first with "How Much Longer" and then with "Days Like That"[5] Sugar Jones disbanded in 2002.

In 2003 Crochetière independently released her first EP, Café, which led to appearances at many prestigious jazz festivals, such as the Beaches Jazz Festival in Toronto, Ottawa International Jazz Festival and Montreal International Jazz Festival, CMW and NXNE.[1]

Crochetière and drummer Tony Albino co-produced her full length album A Better Place in 2008. The single "Precious Love" hit #18 on the Canadian as well as being nominated for Best AC Song at the 2009 Canadian Radio Music Awards. A Better Place was the 8th highest downloaded album on iTunes Canada's R&B chart. Crochetière was also nominated for Best Female Vocalist at the 2009 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards.[6]

“The recording of this project was very intense and focused. I wanted to record this album in an old school way to capture the magic of the ‘live’ sound: put the band in a room, press the red button, and let’s play”. explained Crochetière[7]

Crochetière performed at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame press conference[8] where the CSHF 2008 inductees were announced in 2008.

In March 2008, Crochetière launched her Play it Forward concert series, which gives kids a chance to perform on stage with her and her band. Play it Forward combines live entertainment with community building and fund raising for local kid's music programs. The show inspires children to play an instrument, sing, write songs and perform.[2]

“I'm inspired by kids a lot,” she says. “They have no boundaries.” With the shows, Julie can provide children with the same experience that has led her to where she is today. "I want them to have as many great memories of being a part of something big musically. I want them to feel the power of music. I want them to leave the show inspired, knowing that they can do anything."[9]

In August 2010, Crochetière released the first single from her second solo album Tomorrow and the remix package, which includes the original album version, a dubstep remix by Toronto DJ/Producer Alister Johnson, a club mix by Toronto Producer Ian Campbell, a radio edit and a reggae version, which was recorded at Bob Marley's Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston, Jamaica in June 2010.

In March 2011, Crochetière released her second solo LP Steady Ground (Fontana North/Indie Soul Records).

Discography[edit]

Sugar Jones (2002)[edit]

  1. Days Like That
  2. How Much Longer
  3. If You
  4. Keep on Walking
  5. Never Leave Hurt Alone
  6. It's Like Ice Cream
  7. Baby Boo
  8. Get Yourself Together
  9. I Got U (Ft. Toya Alexis)
  10. Little Bit of Heaven
  11. Days Like That (Baby Silver Refix - Ft. Solitair)
  12. How Much Longer (Couplet en Francais)

Album Information:

Café (2003)[edit]

  1. One More Day
  2. Your Woman
  3. Have You Had Enough
  4. Worldwind
  5. Have You Had Enough (Acoustic Version)

Album Information:

  • Independently released EP
  • Julie Crochetière - Piano, vocals
  • Tony Albino - Drums
  • Joseph Marchand - Guitar
  • Adrian Vedady - Double Bass
  • Menasen String Quartet
  • Produced by Julie Crochetière
  • Released January 2003

A Better Place (2007)[edit]

  1. Hillside (3:16)
  2. Footsteps (4:03)
  3. Mellow Mood (2:49)
  4. Maybe We'll Meet Again (3:43)
  5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight (5:53)
  6. Precious Love (4:51)
  7. Shine (4:01)
  8. Rich Girl (2:55)
  9. Slip Sliding Away (4:37)
  10. Now That You're Gone (4:03)
  11. Stuck on You (3:00)
  12. The Only Thing I Know For Sure (3:24)
  13. Run To Your Mama (3:40)
  14. A Better Place (2:44)

Album Information:

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Performances and Festivals[edit]

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