Julia Mosley heralds from the heart of the English Staffordshire Countryside, a place that can change in mood and temperament in a flicker of a heartbeat. A land where Mother Nature seems to take gratification in practicing her craft before unleashing her fury or serenity upon a trembling world - an ever-growing creative force; not unlike Julia Mosley's compelling artistry.
Through the power of her songwriting, Julia's alchemy of Light and Dark evolves into living, breathing creations that celestially haunt and allure the listener; in the form of stellar compositions. Julia's psyche brings an oceanic, starlit tempest to her landlocked, lyrical and musical dream-fortress. Her multidimensional and magical world acts as a scenic symbolism for her musical characters to battle their inner turmoil.
On the stage, Julia's enchanting charisma and spontaneous nature unites with a reverent sense of lucidity, composure and sophistication ... invoking a seductive kind of storyteller's sorcery. A magic that extends to her unique, unforgettable melodies and heartfelt lyrics; occurring in such a way that sets her 'a millennia apart (from her) contemporaries' (Paul Oldfield).
At the age of just fifteen she won the ‘Staffordshire’s Pop Stars’ competition with an original composition called 'Slipping Away’ which later appeared on her debut, self-written and home-made album ‘Fairytale' (2010).
Her pursuit of a musical career started at Manchester Metropolitan University where she studied for a Popular Music Degree followed by a Masters' in Contemporary Arts. Whilst studying at University she composed and performed in two enchanting and thought-provoking Musical Theatre shows. In 2011 she formed a band who recorded an album featuring eight of Julia’s creatively written songs.
Julia later started her journey into recording as a solo artist, this led to the release of a debut EP of 'class and wonder' (Nick J. Townsend) titled ‘Once in a Blue Moon’ (2017). Following on from this, the ‘Julia Mosley Band' was formed; the uniting of this fellowship ignited the creation of the magnificent debut album 'Illuminate the Night' (2020).
Photo by Andreas Glaeser
Welcome to my inspirations section, I will be adding more to this section soon, but for now, below you can find a basic outline of some of my inspirations, influences and love of arts and culture.
Image taken by The Sentinel Stoke-on-Trent Photography.
Ghost, Early Nightwish and with Floor Jansen, Fleetwood Mac, Shakespears Sister, Tori Amos, Queen, Early Within Temptation, Emilie Autumn, Evanescence, HIM, Jimi Hendrix, Muse.
Sharon Den Adel, Floor Jansen (Waken Open Air 2013), Tori Amos (Jazz Montreax Festival 1991 and 1992), Freddie Mercury, Tobias Forge, Ville Valo, Liv Kristine, Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Stevie Nicks, Marcella Detroit, Joan Sutherland, Montserrat Caballe, Jussi Björling, Sylvia Mcnaire, Kiri Te Kanawa, Lucia Popp.
Classical/ Musical Theatre Composers:
Edvard Grieg, Antonín Dvořák, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Henry Purcell, Giacamo Puccini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, Vincenzo Bellini, Alan Menken, Andrew Lloyd Webber (Esp. The Phantom of the Opera).
A Way of Being Free - Ben Okri, The Artist's Way - Julia Cameron, The Little Fir Tree - Hans Christian Andersen, The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle, The Naked Voice: A Whollisitc Approach to Singing by W. Stephen Smith, Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë, The Moth - Catherine Cookson, Beauty and the Beast (1991).