Like many great artists, Julian’s giftings were birthed in the church. From tambourine to clarinet to piano to saxophone his list of instrumental conquests continues to grow to this day. Often likened to a plumber, his toolbag encompasses of many metres of tubing, sadly useless for any useful DIY function, but wonderful for adding weird and wonderful woodwinds which are a unique signature of his sound.
Julian’s compositional history dates back to his late teens. Accepted onto the masters course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on the strength of performing his own remarkable compositions, the young prodigy was presented with the opportunity to arrange for Van Morrison and Cliff Richard. The opportunities have just grown from there, including an invitation to arrange and produce an album in South Africa which led to a decade of significant work throughout the continent including performing at Presidential inaugurations, producing live shows at Sun City and writing for documentaries and films. Since returning to the UK in 2005 Julian has composed for documentaries, trailers, theatre shows and films, which has included the opportunity to record the LSO at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.