Launch of new album by Julie July Band
‘Wonderland’ Album Launch - Julie July Band - British Folk Rock
After the success of their debut album of original music, ‘Lady of the First Light’, in 2019, The Julie July Band return once again to Huntingdon Hall to perform their latest Folk-Rock Album ‘Wonderland’ (due for release in May 2022). The band originally built their substantial reputation with reinterpretations and arrangements of the work of singer-songwriter Sandy Denny and perform their ‘Sandy Denny Experience Show’ across the UK. Inspired by Sandy’s work and the wider folk, rock and blues movements of the Sixties and Seventies, Wonderland contains 12 songs from dreamy acoustic folk to driving progressive folk rock. With shared writing duties and excellent musicianship, both lyrically and instrumentally these folks know how to create an atmosphere and they’re clearly gifted storytellers.
Band members: Julie July (Vocals), Steve Rezillo (Guitarist, vocals), Dik Cadbury (Bass, Vocals), Carol Lee
Sampson (Keyboards, Vocals), Caley Groves (Acoustic Guitar) and Mick Candler (Drums).
“Julie July and her band have delivered a first-rate collection of contemporary Folk-Rock music.
Quality songs, superb vocals and forthright lyrics delivered with skill, technique and conviction.
Perfectly conceived, recorded and superbly realised - this is proof that she is one of the brightest
talents in the UK right now” John O’Regan Journalist & Broadcaster - fRoots, Living Tradition, LCCR.
“Julie’s vocals are so clear and pure and beautifully sung and everything that backs her is entwined in
a melodic entangled delight…There are influences from members of the band and it becomes obvious
who has penned which track, Steve Rezillo written numbers hold lead breaks that take you away and
hold you suspended before Julie comes in again with the lyrical voice of a lark in flight”- Vince (Fan)
Joining them for the evening is…..
SUPPORT ARTIST: Blues Guitarist - Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown was first transported to the blues universe after watching Muddy Waters on the television in 1964. Regardless of his Lancashire roots, Kevin was going to be a bluesman. Five years of studious guitar practice later, during a chance meeting whilst busking in Portobello Road London, Kevin met Son House, the man who inspired Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson. Son House liked Kevin’s passion and took him under his wing. He taught him the emotional power of simple words, and how to make a slide guitar howl at the moon. He gave a kid from Lancashire his blues credentials and sent him out to spread the message. Fourteen albums and 1000s of gigs later, Kevin Brown is one the most respected blues guitarists, singers and songwriters on both sides of the Atlantic.