Julia Fordham’s remarkable singing and heartfelt compositions make her a unique voice and talent of breathtaking diversity. From 1988’s Happy Ever After — her first release and an international hit — to her most recent, The Language of Love, these extraordinary characteristics are etched indelibly throughout Julia’s musical career.
At age 14, Julia started writing songs and playing them in local folk clubs. Soon after, she was invited to be a guest singer with NYJO (the National Youth Jazz Orchestra in the UK) which sparked a lifelong love of the genre. On her highly acclaimed second album, Porcelain, two original jazz songs “For You, Only For You” and “China Blue” were featured along with the hits “Manhattan Skyline” and “Lock and Key.”
In 1992, “Love Moves” (from her third album Swept), was chosen as the theme song for The Butcher’s Wife, starring Demi Moore. A big hit in both the UK and US, it also reached the #1 slot in the Philippines.
Three of Julia’s albums have been produced by Grammy winner Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Madeline Peyroux). Her 2005 live CD (That’s Life) and DVD (That’s Live), features Klein as producer and bass player as part of an all-star band including the Academy Award-winning trumpet player/composer, Mark Isham. On the soulful song “Concrete Love,” Julia performs a stunning duet with another Grammy winner, India.Arie.
After 2004’s devastating tsunami struck in Asia, Julia became intimately involved in a charity project to help rebuild a school in India, by giving over the proceeds from a “Happy Ever After” remix. It featured a children’s choir from a village near her hometown on the south coast of England. This beautiful production brought Julia back full circle to the place where she first started writing and performing songs in local folk clubs as a teenager.
Released in 2006, Julia’s Baby Love EP is a set of unconditional love songs, all dedicated to her daughter, Marley Rose.
Julia’s 10th album, China Blue, is a collection of original jazz compositions, ex-cept for one song: a reinterpretation of Michael McDonald’s “I Keep Forgetting” with Michael himself contributing his amazing vocals.
Julia’s 2013 release, Under The Rainbow, is a piano/voice album featuring all of her hits and fan favorites, plus a new song “Skipping Under The Rainbow.”
Julia’s latest projects, Mixed, Shaken & Stirred (a unique album featuring some of the songs from Julia’s much loved first album, all of which have been remixed, reworked and reconstructed by some of today’s leading and cutting edge producers of dance and electronic music) & Live & Untouched, an eclectic mix of fan faves that were recorded at recent shows.
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