Julienne Taylor

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Julienne Taylor
Julienne Taylor
Julienne Taylor
Background information
Birth nameJulie Anne Taylor
Born15 July 1981
Falkirk, Scotland, UK
GenresPop, folk, celtic music, easy listening
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
Years active2000–present
Labelsevosound, Virgin Records, Streamline, The Music Kitchen

Julienne Taylor (born Julie Anne Taylor on 15 July 1981) 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[opinion] voice has been compared[by whom?] to both Norah Jones and Eva Cassidy but has her own unique and distinctive style influenced by her Scottish ancestry[opinion].

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]

While 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, while 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 causing 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 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 TheatreThe 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]

The Heart Within[edit]

The new album, The Heart Within, of new wave & classic love songs and original songs co-written with producers Gordon Campbell and Stuart 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]

When We Are One[edit]

In When We Are One, Julienne Taylor gave all of her love to the world through her touching voice with fresh and traditional Celtic favor[opinion]. In this album, She recorded with Italian guitarist Daniele Ferretti and border pipes artist Fraser Fifield again in Italy, US and UK. It included three original songs which composed by Julienne Taylor and Daniele Ferretti "Toybox","Dancing for The Oceans", "Umbrellas in The Rain". The project was recorded, mixed, mastered in 96khz/24bit with the producer Marco Di Giangiacomo in Italy and released on CD and SACD format. she successfully created her unique feeling and style in this album.

Personal life[edit]

Taylor resides near Bath in the South West of England.


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
When We Are One 9 December 2016 Evosound


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]
"Two Notes (To Say That I Miss You)" 2017 Evosound


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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Music Kitchen – Julienne Taylor". Billboard.com. Archived from the original on 7 November 2009. Retrieved 4 May 2003.
  2. ^ "North Stars- From art to athletics Scotland's rising stars are set to". The Sunday Herald. 7 January 2001.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Scottish Music Centre – Julienne Taylor – Industry Directory". The Herald. Archived from the original on 13 October 2007. Retrieved 11 September 2003.
  4. ^ "Evolution Management – News-Julienne Taylor signs with Evolution". evomg.com. Archived from the original on 24 November 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Good Korean Move For Scots Singer Julienne". Sunday Mirror. 31 October 2004. Retrieved 31 October 2004.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation – Hong Kong stars hoping to perform in Manila". www.mb.com.ph. Retrieved 25 June 2009.
  7. ^ "Remember The Song, Cherish The Memories Concert – John Ford Coley + Julienne Taylor". Billboard.biz. Retrieved 8 May 2009.
  8. ^ "The Herald – Julienne Taylor – From homelessness to stardom". The Herald. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2003.
  9. ^ "Billboard Album – Racing the Clouds Home – Julienne Taylor". Billboard.biz. 29 November 2000.
  10. ^ "Racing The Clouds Home – Julienne Taylor – Press release". Billboard.biz. 23 November 2000.
  11. ^ "Billboard Album – Music Garden – Julienne Taylor". Billboard.com. Retrieved 3 May 2003.
  12. ^ "Billboard Album – A Time For Love – Julienne Taylor". Billboard.com. Retrieved 12 May 2008.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Julienne Taylor – Live at the Lyric (CD)". Evolution Media Limited. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  14. ^ "Julienne Taylor – Like A Rolling Stone". discogs.com. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  15. ^ "Julienne Taylor – Second Hand News". discogs.com. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  16. ^ "Another Nine & a Half Weeks, Love in Paris (original title) – Micky Rourke". imdb.com. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  17. ^ "Another 9 1/2 Weeks – Music From The Motion Picture – Why Did You Do It – Julienne Taylor". discogs.com. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  18. ^ "Another Nine & a Half Weeks Love in Paris (original title) – Why Did You Do It – Julienne Taylor". imdb.com. Retrieved 12 June 2012.

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