" To sing is to love and affirm, to fly and soar, to coast to the hearts of the people who listen, to tell them that life is to live, that love is there, that beauty exists, and must be hunted for and found." Joan Baez
Juliet is a Winchester based actress, singer/songwriter and musician and she plays the piano, flute and guitar.
'Good Luck' was re-released on her new EP in time for the Olympics and Paralympics. It is an upbeat, catchy song with international appeal. Juliet's Grandfather was an Olympic Athlete in the 1928 Olympics.
'Distant Music' is the trilogy on the EP, comprised of 'Faintly Falling', 'Gretta's Song' and 'Innocent Love'. In April 2012 she went back to Los Angeles to record 'Innocent Love' with Rob Seals her producer. It is the third and final part of the trilogy. All three pieces were inspired by James Joyce's short story 'The Dead', from Dubliners which is viewed as one of the most beautifully executed stories in the English language. 'Innocent Love' was mastered by the multi Award-winning Lurssen Mastering in Hollywood, Los Angeles, as was her album, 'A Promise of Return'.
" I am enormously grateful to Anjelica Huston, who plays Gretta in the film, and to the family and estate of Donal McCann, who sadly passed away in 1999, who plays Gabriel, for their blessing and support for the making of my film and to Lionsgate Films in LA. I read the story 'The Dead' many years ago and fell in love with it but even more so when I saw the film. Their performances were also a great inspiration for me whilst writing and composing this piece. Being able to use film footage by the legendary John Huston together with these two beautiful performances is a great honour." Juliet
Juliet plays the piano and flute on 'Distant Music' and the guitar on 'Good Luck', together with singing lead and harmony vocals. (See bottom of page for other musicians on Good Luck and Gretta's Song).
LISTEN & BUY ...
Both CD's are also available by mail order through Polyanthus Records on the 'Shop' page on this site or by clicking the link above.
Juliet's debut album, A Promise of Return, was produced, recorded and mixed by Rob Seals (www.robseals.com) at The Sound Boutique Studios, Burbank, Los Angeles, (www.thesongwritingschool.com) , and was mastered by four-time Grammy winner, Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering in Hollywood. Gavin won his third Grammy for his work on the Robert Plant and Alison Krauss album, 'Raising Sand', which won album of the year and Reuben worked extensively on the award-winning soundtrack of Slumdog Millionaire. They have worked on numerous award winning songs, albums and film soundtracks and did the mastering on the new series 'Nashville'.
To listen to the tracks, go to the bottom of the page or go to I-tunes, Amazon or CDBaby by following the links above.
An Angel By Your Side
" Yesterday morning, Sunday 19th Aug, 2012, Aled Jones played my song 'An Angel By Your Side', the last song on the album, on his 'Good Morning Sunday' show on Radio 2. It is a very special song to me song and I know it also means a lot to others. To all of you who have come to my website as a result of hearing it and those of you who have lost someone close, I hope it gives you some peace."
'An Angel By Your Side' from A Promise Of Return, on Aled Jones' 'Good Morning Sunday'
THE JUBILEE SAILING TRUST
" I was invited to sing 'Good Luck' on the quayside of Southampton Docks this morning, October 21st, 2012, as the Jubilee Sailing Trust's 'Lord Nelson ('Nelly') set sail on her first two year, around the world voyage. It was a beautiful sight to see and very inspiring. One of the Paralympic Torches is also on board having been presented to the ship. First stop Rio!
Good luck to everyone on board and to everyone who joins her throughout the voyage." Juliet
For more information on the Jubilee Sailing Trust, go to www.jst.org.uk
In November 2011 Juliet was invited out to Singapore to perform at The Esplanade where she was joined by the Singapore based group, Veda9. More photos from the concert can be seen on this website in the 'Gallery' .
Here are two live songs - 'In Time' written by Veda9, with Juliet on backing vocals and flute, and the live performance of the old whaling song, 'Farewell to Tarwathie' , sung by Juliet.
Live in Singapore.
'Farewell to Tarwathie' - http://youtu.be/xHMK0BAFmPA
'In Time' - http://youtu.be/lMBMn1vTgPQ
The 'Good Luck for 2013' Video, January 2013.
The ' Good Luck' video, January 2010
A montage from the gig at the 115 Club, Bridge House Hotel, Bridport in April 2012, put to the song 'Her Hidden Past' from Juliet's album 'A Promise of Return'. Photographs and compilation were by Roger of the Bridge House Hotel.
“Juliet's songs have such a marvellous intensity and integrity to them. They feel like old English folk songs that might have been sung for generations. We worked hard to make them at once sonically contemporary and aesthetically timeless. The instrumental compositions have all the moving elements of a great film score. It was an honor to help this talented artist record her first record.”
" Juliet is a very special actor/singer. Her music is very entertaining and enjoyable. But what makes her music so special is that she sings from the heart. It is her gift to us."
"'Innocent Love' is captivating and moving not only because of the music and lyrics but because of Juliet's sincerity."
David Suchet, Actor
''Juliet's heartfelt lyrics and poetic melodies are beautifully matched to the purity and honesty of her voice. One truly talented lady and one to watch...''
Scott Crae, photographer, The Railway.
Juliet's future performances for 2013 will include performing at The Alresford Music Festival, The Gratton Festival, The Beggars Fair, The Tichborne Arms Beer Festival, The Worthies Festival and The Pumpkin Festival. Due to the on-going refurbishment at The National Theatre, Juliet will not be appearing back there until the new year.
The National Theatre,London(Feb,2013)
The Milbury's,Hampshire(Jan 2013)
Farewell to the tall ship, Lord Nelson.Southampton (Oct '12)
The Pumpkin Festival, Netley (Oct 2012)
The National Theatre, London (Oct 2012)
The Tichborne Beer Festival,Tichborne.(Aug 2012)
The Beggars Fair, Romsey( July 2012)
St James' Tavern, Winchester (June 2012)
115 Club, Bridport (April 2012)
The National Theatre, London (Feb 2012)
The National Theatre, London (Dec 2011)
The Esplanade, Singapore (Nov 2011)
Capella, Sentosa, Singapore (Nov 2011)
Pulau Ubin, Singapore (Nov 2011)
The National Theatre, London (Sept 2011)
The Hat Fair, Winchester (July 2011)
The National Theatre, London (June 2011)
The National Theatre, London (April 2011)
The White Swan, Winchester (Feb.2011)
Help for Heroes,charity event (Dec. 2010)
The National Theatre, London (Oct. 2010)
St James Tavern, Winchester (2009/2010/2011)
The Railway, Winchester (2010)
Blissfields Festival, (July 2009)
A PROMISE OF RETURN
All the songs are written and composed by Juliet and on the recording she sings lead and harmony vocals and plays the piano, flute and guitar.
1. Faintly Falling 2. Gretta's Song 3. Drowning In Your Eyes 4. Good Luck 5. Meadowsong 6. You Held My Hand 7. Her Hidden Past 8. Life Is A Game 9. Goodnight Darling 10. A Promise Of Return 11. The Sunlight of Rome 12. An Angel By Your Side (extra track on CD)
The other musicians on the album are:
"A big thank you to everyone involved"