Her first show on a nationwide tour is at Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis on Friday 5th April and judging by the reaction of a packed centre stage at The Great British Folk Festival in November 2018, her stories and songs will certainly entertain and endear the audience in West Dorset!
Given Julies background as a humanitarian and environmentalist, this tour is a celebration of over 50 years as a singer songwriter and her belief in the power of music to enhance peoples lives and bring about change…….not forgetting her love of the rapport with audiences!
In 1964 Julie arrived in England after leaving California and hitchhiking through Europe with the guitar her father had given her. It didn’t take long before Julie took the seat as the resident singer on the amazingly popular TV Show ‘The Frost Report’, and quickly became a household name in the UK
Only four years after stepping on our shore, Julie is given her own TV series of 17 shows, Once More with Felix, the first colour series produced by the BBC that sold to virtually every country in the world. Guests included The Kinks, Spike Milligan, Richard Harris, Leonard Cohen, Dusty Springfield, Donovan, Jimmy Page and many many more…
Throughout the 60s and 70s Julie’s career flourished, and her music reflected her heartfelt beliefs and her love affair with nature. In the 1980s she moved back to California and took a break from the music world. An experience on a peace march in Central America in the late 80’s inspired Julie to pick up her guitar and start singing again. Two decades later of none stop activity, in October 2013 Julie was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla
What began for little Julie as simple home entertainment, as her father and his friends played Mariachi music into the small hours of the morning, has actually been this remarkable woman’s vocation for half a century……and fortunately for us…..it still is! This was covered in a well written article in The Observer/The Guardian last year at https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/may/19/julie-felix-80-birthday-interview-beatnik-folk-star-leonard-cohen
For those that have yet to see Julie, the only way to experience her songs and story telling is to see one of her shows. Having said this, you can have a glimpse of the past and present, by having a look and listen to Julie & Leonard Cohen back in 68 singing the hypnotic ‘Hey,That’s No Way To Say Goodbye’ at
and over half a century later, Julie singing ‘Corbynista’ at