Born and raised in Birmingham, England of Jamaican parents, Julie Dexter is a world-renowned singer / songwriter who has won numerous international awards. A classically trained musician who writes, arranges, composes and produces, Julie is considered by many to be one of the most important female vocalists of her generation and has been dubbed by her fans as "The UK's Queen of Soul." Deeply influenced by legends such as Abbey Lincoln, Billie Holiday and Nancy Wilson, as well as popular icons such as Omar and Sade, Julie takes the essence of classic soul to the mainstream.
Due to her diverse musical influences and talents, Julie's music appeals to fans of Jazz, R&B, Reggae and Hip-Hop. Unlike many great talents, Dexter is not ashamed of appealing to the mainstream:
"I view music as a universal language, helping us to communicate and come together. So, whether I'm singing Soul, Jazz, Reggae or any other style, my music is there for everyone, of all colours and ages."
Blessed with a beauty that goes far beyond skin deep, Julie is made infinitely more attractive by her genuine affection for people -an affection that overflows in her music. Writing songs that deal with all aspects of the human experience from poverty and racism to love and lust, she is able to be serious without being heavy, and playful without being trite. Effortlessly moving between haunting blues and surging funk, she weaves magical tales of the universally personal. As one stunned audience member put it after a New Year's Eve performance at New York's legendary CBGB's, "Listening to Julie Dexter is like falling in love."
(this text appears courtesy of juliedexter.com)