Julian has been playing in bands since he was fifteen years old, after being asked to sing in a Joy Division covers band at school. Hebegan writing his own songs and in the early noughties his band Karmatruffle were signed to independent London based record label, Ecto Music. The most memorable time with the band was when they shared a bill with the Arctic Monkeys!!
Julian’s dad interviewed John Lennon in the sixties and Julian has been a Beatles fan from a young age. He plays the role of John Lennon in Beatles tribute band ‘All You Need Is The Beatles’. The band has been performing all over the UK and Europe since 2009 and Julian has played onstage with Robbie Williams’s songwriting partner, Guy Chambers. In 2013, All You Need Is The Beatles were featured on BBC Points West.
Julian is a multi-instrumentalist - playing all of the instruments taught at The Rock Project (and more!) and has been recording and releasing his own music under the pseudonym ‘Blake’ since 2003. His 2014 single, ‘Vinyl Junkie’, received airplay on BBC 6 Music. He has published over 200 songs but is still waiting for his first number one!
Julian also plays in a wedding covers band called ‘Modern Vintage’ and has his own Bob Dylan tribute act, ‘Mr Tambourine Man’.