Wednesday 4th January 2012
- New album Keys of Love set for release on NuVybe Records early 2012
- Video shot for lead single Love Me And My Hair
Juliette began her musical journey at the age of 5. Her professional career as a singer began at the age of 19 when she was discovered singing on her doorstep. It just so happened that the person who discovered her, was in need of a session singer for a rock band in Lichfield.
Her first job led to several opportunities for Juliette. She performed backgrounds with Kenny Young, renowned writer for “Boardwalk” in Oxfordshire. She then went on to work with Kevin Mason, also from Oxfordshire, known for writing music for the late Eartha Kitt.
Juliette joined her first musical group called Torq. They were signed to a sub-label distributed by Sony, the union was one that was short. However, not too long after the group experience, Juliette was courted by EMI as a soloist. She found herself being courted by yet another group called Urban Vibe where she was a featured vocalist. After a short period of groups, Juliette continued to pursue a solo career. Juliette’s vocals were a magnet to many established executives in the music business. She was approached by Howard McRary and Chaka Khan’s sister in effort to manage her career.
Juliette’s first album (Unconditional) recorded in Birmingham was released in 2005 – ‘Two hearts’ a cover version of a Teddy Pendergrass and Stephanie Mills single recorded with US Soul Singer Myron was signed to a London label and went on to be found on several high street compilations internationally. At this point Juliette was categorized by many as a ‘neo soul artist’, although Juliette has worked in the genres of soul, R n B, and Jazz and continues to create original works influenced by her love of chilled, jazzy riffs and soulful melodies.
In 2010 Mr. Godfrey Fletcher of Neo2Soul Promotions introduced Juliette to a project developed by multi-platinum producer Herb Middleton ( Mary J Blige, Faith Evans) called the ‘The U Turn Project’. Once again, Juliette’s talent drew the interest of Herb Middleton, CEO of NuVybe Records who immediately signed her to a US label deal. “Keys of Love” featuring Juliette is scheduled for a 2012 release on NuVybe Records.
The video to Juliette’s first single entitled “Love Me And My Hair” to be released 1st Quarter 2012, has won the MVSA award for‘Best Festival Music Video’ at the Black International Film Festival (BIFF). Set in the 1920’s the video features established film and theatre actor, Wil Johnson (Waking the Dead, Waterloo Road, Baby Father).
Watch a teaser for the video here:
2 buzz tracks ‘Energy’ and ‘Top of the World’ have already been played on UK radio stations: BBC1xtra, Starpoint Radio, Solar Radio,Colourful Radio, Soul Freedom Cardiff, Bang Fm, NE1FM, Six towns radio, Irie Fm, All FM, Stingdem Radio also on Rhythm And Soul Radio, Tony Touch shade 45 Toca radio show (US), Urbanism Radio 2 (Estonia) and Soul Black FM (Brazil)
Read more about Juliette here: