Reviews, interviews and more...
Ballad of a Murderess:
"What is particularly mesmerising is the development of Julia’s subjects – these are not merely folklore and frollicks – they are fully formed concepts and characters that have a real depth to them, transporting the listener to a mystifying place that feels both ancient and timeless." Bethan Stuff, The Leopheard (www.theleopheard.com)
Speaking on the album as a whole, Lee Barber, The Leopheard guest reviewer and venue manager at The Underground, added: “Ballad Of A Murderess is everything you might expect from a record by Julia Mosley. Quirky, ethereal, enchanted, full of darkness and mystery and stories borne of another world, Gods and Goddesses, Kings and Queens, Light and Dark, Shadow and Clarity. Julia has created a world you can immerse yourself in, with great care being taken in its creation, even to the point of the studio used for the album’s recording being an illusive ancient temple and the press release written by the Scribe of Ariaeth. Ballad Of A Murderess is not only a piece of art, it is an experience, a journey.” - The Leopheard
Once in a Blue Moon:
"Okay I’ve broken the rules; It’s four track EP plus four live tracks but this is too big to just name it an EP. Julia Mosley has got a voice that many women will be jealous of. ‘September Song’ begins with some of the deepest lyrics you can ask for and I’ll bet real money that you can’t match her for getting under your skin. ‘The Conquest’ is like a tribe of Julia Mosley all conducting a powerful raindance. ‘Jack Frost’ could arguably encourage Andrew Lloyd Webber to take up hairdressing or any profession other than music as it’s more powerful and soulful than anything you can envisage on a West End Stage or Broadway. Finally ‘Red Sky at Night’ is the short gentle end to what can only be described as a delightful collection of warm, powerful, tender ballads that ooze class and wonder. This is one of Staffordshire’s finest and we can only encourage her to continue to grow. There’s no doubting her skills as you can hear the same four tracks again live straight after on this release and you’ll keep playing them all back to back just like I did. Incredible." - Nick J. Townsend, Ryan's Gig Guide.
"...‘September Song’ taken from said EP entitled ‘Once in a Blue Moon’ is a genuinely spiritually uplifting song from one of today’s brightest talents. Crystal clear breathy vocals (no chance of a misheard lyric here!) sit atop an acoustic backing of sparse piano chords and storm cloud gathering heavy percussion. A percussion groove that doesn’t so much keep the rhythm as act as a pumping heart delivering blood into the very soul of the song. As is fast becoming the norm, it is difficult to compare Julia to any current musical style or genre. Her originality of voice and skill with melody set her a millennia apart from her not so near contempories.Listen to this record and you can only picture a being of shimmering pure incandescent light radiating words of Love and Truth upon those mortals willing to pay attention, and they who have yet to be converted.
A Goddess of Pop you could say…" - Paul Oldfield, Lasar Radio.
The Honey Box: Episode 5:
"A name you will hear quite frequently at the moment in and around the local music scene, is Julia Mosley. Having recently stepped down from her former band Reagal, Mosley is now well and truly going it alone. If her performance on The Honey Box was anything to go by though, then I’d say she’s going to be alright. Performing original compositions such as her debut single ‘September Song’, ‘Jack Frost’ and ‘The Conquest’, Mosley breezed through her set with ease. Her powerful, feathery vocals combined with mellow piano accompaniment, filled the room and spread into everyone’s souls. Her confidence was noticeable, as was her enthusiasm for performing, making her instantly likeable and an obvious live audience favourite. With new music on the horizon and the buzz around her talent seemingly ever growing, I think Julia Mosley is going to be just fine on her own. " - Emily Jones, E Major.
Live at The Exchange, Hanley:
Following Kez was Julia Mosley, whose bubbly and lovable personality shines through every live performance. Seated comfortably behind an electric piano, Mosley pulled the audience in and held them there in the palm of her hand. Performing original compositions such as ‘Jack Frost’, ‘I Wear Black’ and ‘A Stranger's Mind’, Mosley seemed to grow as her set progressed. Her likeable personality coupled with her extraordinary vocal range, is ultimately what makes you want to hear more from Mosley. Laughing off a brief moment of forgetfulness, as she hurriedly tried to remember the key to a song, Julia Mosley gave a memorable note-perfect performance and warmed up the room just the right amount, for the headliner to fall into. - Emily Jones, Rebel Culture.
Illuminate the Night Trailer: What listeners and reviewers are saying...
"As 'Illuminate the Night' unifies the disparate aspects of the past, Julia Mosley’s Band is also future-sounding because, by looking towards different depths of the past, Mosley has created for audiences in history and future. That in part is why Illuminate the Night is such a beautifully affecting album" - Douglas Menagh, New Noise Magazine
"Julia Mosley is a rare talent in today's music industry. The Stoke-on-Trent native was coached by ex-Leave's Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine, who describes Julia as 'Outstanding'. Mosley's evocative and diverse vocal range has won her much-coveted praise from the world of music." - Anselm Anderson, Rambling Man's Reviews.