From honey-sweet falsetto to menacing growl, the voice of Julia Deans has offered light and shade to a variety of musical endeavours over the years. From fronting Fur Patrol’s muscular pop-rock to her electro-pop stylings with Tiki Taane; from co-conspirator with renowned supergroup The Adults to sultry chanteuse in Silo Theatre’s production BREL: THE WORDS AND MUSIC OF JACQUES BREL; Deans has never shied from adding new strings to her bow. After slipping off her shoes as the charismatic front woman for Fur Patrol, Julia has left her Melbourne home of ten years and returned to NZ to step effortlessly into the role of solo artist – delivering some of her most exquisite songs yet in the beautiful debut album “Modern Fables”.
Released in 2010 to critical acclaim, “Modern Fables” earned her a swag of nominations for several coveted musical accolades including the Taite Music Prize, the APRA silver scroll (for A New Dialogue) and Best Female Solo Artist and Best Pop Album at the NZ Music Awards. Julia is currently putting the final touches on a new collection of songs for her follow up album “We Light Fire”, due for release in 2014.