The Julie July Band pay tribute and performs songs from the ‘Sandy Denny’ Songbook, from dreamy acoustic melodies to driving progressive folk-rock. Sandy Denny was one of the UK’s singer songwriters of the British Folk Rock movement. In her brief career, spanning just thirteen years, she left a legacy of beautiful, haunting original compositions and traditional material. Richard Thompson called her ‘The greatest female artist of her generation’. Melody Maker readers twice voted her ‘Best British Female Singer’ in 1970 and 1971. Her most famous song “Who knows where the time goes?” was voted ‘Favorite Folk Track of All Time’ by listeners of BBC Radio 2 and has been covered by many artists including Judy Collins, Nina Simone and Eva Cassidy.
“Brilliant concert. Julie’s voice is fantastic and the band just brilliant. My wife and I loved every minute of it!" (Ron - Bromyard Folk Festival)
“The magic of Sandy Denny brought to life by the unmistakable talent of Julie July...” (Gretel)
"Julie July played a heartfelt tribute to Sandy Denny at the Iconic Troubadour in Earls Court - London " (James)
"Have you heard of this fantastic singer Julie July and her band. They cover Sandy Denny songs and to say they cover them is to them a disservice. They bring life back to the songs...and I am sure if Sandy was still here, she would have loved them." (Ken)
"Great Gig at the Troubadour - Julie July Band with a great tribute to the amazing music of Sandy Denny." (Jon)
"Keep singing Sandy Denny songs...they need and deserve the exposure". (John)
I salute the July Julie Band for their dedication in keeping Sandy Denny’s music alive. Both their live performances and this album do justice to her enormous legacy. (Darren Johnson - Journalist fRoots)
“A marvellous night! Julie was superb, her voice is beautiful and did justice to the Denny legacy. The band were a treat, special mention for the lead guitar (rock God!) Check out the Julie July Album! (Stephen – Huntingdon Hall – Worcester.)
“Totally wonderful evening, fabulous tight band Steve’s playing bringing to mind Richard Thompson, Martin Stone and Amos Garrett…..the jewel tho was Julie’s voice which captured the pure essence of Sandy’s songs. Nice quick chat with her in the interval bout Frank Freemans’s club in Kidderminster where I saw Fairport with the magnificent Judy Dyble. All-in-all a fantastic evening! (Pete –Artrix – B’ham).
The Julie July Band has built a substantial reputation on re-interpretations of Sandy Denny's songs and play a heartfelt tribute to the great singer-songwriter. From dreamy acoustic melodies to driving progressive folk-rock, she was one of the UK’s singer songwriters of the British Folk-Rock movement. In her brief Career she left a legacy of beautiful, haunting original and traditional compositions. Richard Thompson called her ‘The Greatest artist of her generation”. Melody maker readers twice voted her ‘Best British Female Singer” in 1970 and 1971. Her most famous song “Who Knows Where the Time Goes?”, was voted favourite folk-track of all time by listeners of BBC Radio 2 and has been covered by many artists incl:- Judy Collins, Nina Simone, Eva Cassidy and Kate Rusby. Now, 40 years on “The Band perform a selection of her songs from: The Strawbs, Fotheringay, Fairport Convention and her Solo Career.
“Julie July played a heartfelt tribute to Sandy Denny at the iconic Troubadour in Earls Court – London” (James)
“Thank you so much for an incredible and jewel of an evening, Sandy would be so proud! The band were absolutely the best too and the lady on the violin! I would urge everyone to come and see you all, they would not be disappointed! Truly a beautiful evening, thank you once again x (Alison – Huntingdon Hall – Worcester).
“Went to see the Julie July Band and have just got home. Very emotional experience. The band played were excellent and Julie’s singing was superb. You close your eyes and you are listening to Fairport. Thank you Julie July xx” (Steve)
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