Julienne Taylor

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Julienne Taylor
Background information
Birth name Julie Anne Taylor
Born 15 July 1991
Falkirk, Scotland, U.K.
Genres pop, folk, celtic music, female vocals, easy listening
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2000–present
Labels evosound, Virgin Records, Streamline, The Music Kitchen
Website juliennetaylor.com

Julienne Taylor (born Julie Anne Taylor on 15 July 1991) is a Scottish singer and songwriter who has been hailed as "Scotland’s best female voice since Annie Lennox".[1] Her beautiful voice creates gorgeous music both traditional and contemporary performed with a Scottish flavour.

Julienne Taylor’s enchanting and captivating voice has been compared to both Norah Jones and Eva Cassidy but has her own unique and distinctive style influenced by her Scottish ancestry.

Early life[edit]

Julienne, daughter of Andrew and Jane, was born in Falkirk, Scotland and raised in the surrounding Stirlingshire area.

Family Gatherings were often a musical affair during her early upbringing, but it would be sport that would ignite Julienne's passion in her early childhood. This would be something to which she would return to following a serious car crash in which she damaged her back, resulting in her taking constant pain relief medication for an approximate 18-month period. Julienne would determine to successfully remedy this through exercise, which would later see her qualify as a Personal Fitness Trainer and Pilates Instructor.[citation needed]

Whilst at High School Julienne would regularly make trips to London to visit friends and attend gigs at the world famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street. A few years later she would spend many more nights at this venue, whilst working for a Shepperton Studios based sound and lighting company who provided engineers and equipment to this venue.

Musical career[edit]

Taylor played in various bands during high school and studied dance and expressive mime in Edinburgh.She moved to London to pursue a career in music and worked at Shepperton Studios as backing vocalist. A serious car crash resulting multiple injuries forced her to pursue a career in studio engineering career.[2]

Her first album was named Racing the Clouds Home in homage to Marillion, the words coming from the song White Russian on their album Clutching at Straws.

In 2001, whilst working with an Edinburgh based independent label, and following a series of successful live performances at the Edinburgh Festival, Julienne was signed to Virgin Records.[3] In 2008 she signed to Hong Kong based Evolution Ltd.[4] on their evosound label. She recorded a new album in Edinburgh, Scotland in between October and December 2010. The album was produced by Stuart John Wood and Gordon Campbell the production team responsible for her previous album releases.

Julienne’s debut headline concert took place on 24 September at the Lyric Theatre - The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts featuring The Celtic Connection. The concert was released in CD in late 2012 and on DVD and Blu-ray in late 2013. Julienne returned to Asia for concerts with the legendary folk singer Judy Collins on 2 September 2013 at The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (Taipei) and 3 September 2013 at the Y-Theatre, Hong Kong.

South East Asia[edit]

South Korea[edit]

The song "Love Hurts" from her album Music Garden, became a regularly played song on South Korean radio and together with a promotional drive on TV, advertising billboards and magazines the Music Garden album sold well. When asked by the Daily Record newspaper in Scotland about her success in Korea Julie said "It's fantastic but I still find it incredibly bizarre. I don't even know what type of music people listen to in South Korea but it must be similar to the stuff I do."[5]

The release of her album A Time For Love in 2008 sold over 10,000 CD’s in S.E. Asia with strong sales in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. Julienne’s debut live performance in S.E. Asia took place as the special guest to John Ford Coley at the Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong on 19 June 2009.[6][7]

New Album 2011[edit]

The new album, The Heart Within, of new wave & classic love songs and original songs co-written with producers Gordon Campbell and Stuart John Wood was released in Hong Kong on 29 July 2011. Her debut headline concert was also announced to take place on 24 September 2011 at the Lyric Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Taylor resides near Bath in the South West of England.

Discography[edit]

Album Title Release Date Label
Racing The Clouds Home[9][10] 28 November 2000 Virgin Records
Music Garden[11] 15 September 2003 The Music Kitchen
Songs to the Siren 2007 The Music Kitchen
A Time For Love[12] 12 May 2008 Evosound
The Heart Within 28 July 2011 Evosound
Live At Lyric[13] 2 December 2012 Evosound

Singles[edit]

Title Release Date Label
"Like A Rolling Stone" 1995 Streamline Records[14]
"Just Let Me Be" 2001 Virgin Records
"Second Hand News" 2002 R2/Virgin Records[15]

Soundtracks[edit]

Movie Title Release Date Soundtrack
Another Nine & a Half Weeks[16] " 12 June 1997 Why Did You Do It[17][18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Music Kitchen – Julienne Taylor". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2003-05-04. 
  2. ^ "North Stars- From art to athletics Scotland's rising stars are set to". The Sunday Herald. 2001-01-07. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Scottish Music Centre – Julienne Taylor – Industry Directory". The Herald. Retrieved 2003-09-11. 
  4. ^ "Evolution Management – News-Julienne Taylor signs with Evolution". evomg.com. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  5. ^ "Good Korean Move For Scots Singer Julienne". Sunday Mirror. 31 October 2004. Retrieved 2004-10-31. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation – Hong Kong stars hoping to perform in Manila". www.mb.com.ph. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  7. ^ "Remember The Song, Cherish The Memories Concert – John Ford Coley + Julienne Taylor". Billboard.biz. Retrieved 2009-05-08. 
  8. ^ "The Herald – Julienne Taylor – From homelessness to stardom". The Herald. Retrieved 2003-09-11. 
  9. ^ "Billboard Album – Racing the Clouds Home - Julienne Taylor". Billboard.biz. 2000-11-29. 
  10. ^ "Racing The Clouds Home – Julienne Taylor - Press release". Billboard.biz. 2000-11-23. 
  11. ^ "Billboard Album – Music Garden - Julienne Taylor". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2003-05-03. 
  12. ^ "Billboard Album – A Time For Love - Julienne Taylor". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  13. ^ "Julienne Taylor - Live at the Lyric (CD)". Evolution Media Limited. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  14. ^ "Julienne Taylor – Like A Rolling Stone". discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  15. ^ "Julienne Taylor – Second Hand News". discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  16. ^ "Another Nine & a Half Weeks, Love in Paris (original title) - Micky Rourke". imdb.com. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  17. ^ "Another 9 1/2 Weeks - Music From The Motion Picture - Why Did You Do It - Julienne Taylor". discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  18. ^ "Another Nine & a Half Weeks Love in Paris (original title) - Why Did You Do It - Julienne Taylor". imdb.com. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 

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