“Biel’s third solo album confirms her knack for penning smart, intimate songs and delivering them in a voice both
crystalline and dreamy… a total delight.” THE LONDON EVENING STANDARD****
“Another hauntingly enigmatic collection of mostly self-penned songs of an exceptional drama, breadth and craft... Biel's voice is unfailingly beautiful in tone thoroughout.” JAZZWISE****
“Julia Biel has a great voice. That is possibly the understatement of the year so far... She is amazing.” JAZZ IN EUROPE
Frequently compared with the great heavyweights of jazz Nina Simone and Billie Holiday for the individuality and emotional impact of her vocal as well as for the depth and timelessness of her songwriting, JULIA BIEL artfully combines her love of jazz harmony with a poetic lyrical quality displaying a sharp perspective on life and love and a distinctive melodic flair.
Celebrating her new eponymous third album with a special concert on home turf – Julia has been a Streatham local for some 20 years - this unique MOBO-nominated British jazz/pop/soul crossover artist will be marking this major milestone with friends and special guests for one night only at Streatham Space Project, before going back on the road to continue on her tour of headline shows at major Jazz Festivals, clubs and theatres right across UK, Europe and beyond. Everyone is invited!
Julia Biel: vocals/piano/electric guitar
Rob Updegraff: lead guitar/bvs
Idris Rahman: bass/bvs
Ayo Salawu: drums/bvs
Special guests TBA