Julia Messenger’s exquisite vocal technique and her unique ability to get to the heart and soul of a song have earned her rave reviews around the world. The versatile singer-songwriter, with her voice expressing an incredible range of tone, mood and emotion, along with her magnetic stage presence, has a busy career both in Australia and abroad, and is currently in the process of recording an album of her new compositions.
Her songs and productions have appeared on numerous compilations in Europe and America alongside artists such as: Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse, Moby, Bebel Gilberto, Boozoo Bajou, Nitin Sawhney, Groove Armada, Ursula Rucker, Goldfrapp, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Zero 7, Rae & Christian, Joss Stone, Basement Jaxx, Bebel Gilberto, Jamie Callum, Sarah McLachlan and Julee Cruise to name just a few.
Julia’s voice has been likened to such artists as: Sade, Dido, Norah Jones, Ursula Rucker, Lisa Gerrard, Annie Lennox, Sinead O’Connor and Donna Summer - although given the diversity of these artists, her style is her own. Her vocals have been called “sultry, sexy, superb, stunning, sweet, scorching, intense, dizzying, cream, aromatic, bewitching, exotic, exceptional, luxurious”.. and the list goes on!
Throughout her career, Julia has caught the attention of many notable artists. Most recently she has worked with global superstar DJ and Producer Ferry Corsten (consistently voted as one of the top 5 DJ s in the world and whose last album was #1 on the Dance Charts in the USA). Her song Black Velvet appears on his new album Twice In A Blue Moon.
She has regularly collaborated with a number of major artists - Klaus Schulze of 'Tangerine Dream' and 'Alphaville'; Massive Attack sound engineer/mixer Jeremy Allom; Henning Schmitz (Kraftwerk); Waldeck (Dope Noir, Vienna); Hans Nieswandt (Whirlpool Productions, Warner, Germany); Soul G and Tony Match (Paris); Frank Elting (previously MRI – Berlin); PFL (Hannover), Ian Melrose (Clannad ), MOD X (Paris), Moodfood (Grammy winner- USA) and Marcus Worgull. She is also currently collaborating with grammy nominee Scott Rockenfield (who is also the drummer with renowned US band Queensrÿche) writing film music.
New York Times mentioned Julia's song Look Up Look Down as one of the top 10 on the playlist for U.S. restaurants.
De:bug claimed Myamisumi, Julia's first solo 12" vinyl, as "the best vocal album ever to come out of the Cologne electronic scene”.