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Julian Velard

 
       

Genres: Pop / Alternative / Other

Location: London and Brooklyn, NY

Stats: 182 fans / 22,782 plays / 0 plays today

   
 
 

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Julian Velard is set to release his second brilliant album "Mr. Saturday Nigh" on March 28th. The native New Yorker, turned London resident presents a masterpiece collection of perfect and unorthodox pop tunes and a voice that sounds like it came straight off the Dock of the Bay. Blending effortless cool, with a naturally charming motor mouth, he has created his own brand of classic-inspired piano pop.

A former Parisian street sweeper and nursery school gym teacher no less, Julian was plucked from relative obscurity for last year's debut "The Planeteer" which was released after he was discovered on MySpace and found himself at the centre of a record company bidding war. Almost without warning, the album became a hit with critics and tastemakers, with The Sunday Times calling it "A tantalising prospect. Catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combinationand Time Out comparing him to Harry Nilsson and Tom Waits. In the interim between the two albums, Julian busied himself penning songs for other emerging new artists, including Olly Murs (who just had the biggest UK debut album this year).

When the time came to make the new record, Julian decided he wanted to try something completely different. 'Mr.Saturday Night' has all the hallmarks of a classic pop record, whilst turning the singer-songwriter stereotype on its head and swapping sincerity for sarcasm. Influenced by 70s Elton John and packed with the sort of brazenly brilliant tunes that could make Robbie Williams green with envy, it's classic piano pop with a Broadway makeover. All performed by the fictional bow-tie wearing character of Julian's own invention named - Mr Saturday Night, of course. Writing the album in London helped with inspiration drawn from British theatricality, light-heartedness and the sheer joy of straightforward pop music; it sounds like it was as enjoyable to make, as it is to listen to.
Julian ensures his live show is as much about him as a character, as it is about his music, "Banter is about 85% of my live show for better or worse," he smiles wryly. I have disabled my internal filter! Every time a thought comes into my head on stage, I let it out."

It's definitely the songs that stand out above it all though on 'Mr. Saturday Night'. Beyond the bow-ties and the wry asides, beyond the lyrical twists and the clever story telling the album shows, it's Julian's songwriting at its very best, encompassing his influences, distinctive personality and overwhelming love of a good tune.

 

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  • Matt Z said:
    Wow man, nice tracks, great job! please check out my tunes www.purevolume/mattzimmerman Thanks! Apr 19
  • Kseg:D said:
    oh my gosh, i want the full version of "on to something" its amazing Apr 18
  • ashley said:
    my favorite song is "A Dream" :o) Oct 27
  • Talee makes headlines. said:
    Hey there. I completely dig your music. May 24
  • rewind0010 said:
    You are crazy amazing. End of story. :) May 03
  • Katelyn said:
    Please make these downloadable! May 01
  • ale (: said:
    hey you should add the lyrics of jimmy dean & steve mcqueen (: Apr 07
  • h0lli3 said:
    i love your lifestory. Apr 06
  • nate said:
    love again for the first time..amazing song. Apr 06
  • **dAKoTALeViNe** said:
    ...WOW...^.^ Apr 06
  • ale (: said:
    omg! i just heard like 20 seconds of your first song and im already a fan duude! woooo! haha keep it up with these great musiic! :D God Bless dude! take care ;) byeees! (: Apr 04
  • BANGxxSKANK!!!! said:
    You can tell when people put a lot into their music, and their is feeling behind it. I love it a lot! Apr 03
  • Millie said:
    this music is exactly what i needed. thank you. you provide a great service to the world. Apr 03
  • Caitlin said:
    This is happy music :) Apr 02
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