Originally from the Bay Area, JULIE TAN sub-let her soul and trekked to the City of Angels in search of her rock-n-roll dream.
While at the USC School of Music, she helmed the LA-based band Nobody You Know and Calico8, often seen on the Sunset Strip filling clubs like The Roxy, The Whisky, The Troubadour, and various other venues starting with "The". They opened for such acts as Michael Penn, the Wallflowers, and Sun-60.
In 1997, Julie released a self-titled solo EP that garnered some CMJ college radio adds around the US. 2001 saw the release of her first full-length album SToRAGE. A Hot-Seat appearance on the gameshow "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" helped to generate exposure and interest that kept Julie on tour for most of Summer/Fall 2002.
Julie is currently working on her next album and plays regularly across the Southwest.
Mike Fonte - Guitars
Linda Kodaira - Fiddle
Bill Marks - Bass/Mandolin/Vox
Scott Shupe - Drums
Julie Tan - Vox/Guitars
1997 - Julie Tan EP
2001 - SToRAGE
2004 - single "Less a Patriot"
2005 - upcoming album "Stuck in Right Field"
"The End of Never" and "Abandon" off EP "Julie Tan" received airplay from various stations reporting to CMJ. SToRAGE cut "Changed My Ways" can be heard on radio in Ireland.
Long Beach Union: 4 out of 5
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Julie Tan’s melodic CD single Less a Patriot questions the meaning of patriotism. Less a Patriot, on...Julie Tan’s melodic CD single Less a Patriot questions the meaning of patriotism. Less a Patriot, on Novice Notions Music label, opens with sweet acoustic guitar riffs followed by the sound of a marching drum roll. Her song is a letter of response to the people who said that she does not bleed red, white, and blue. “Less a Patriot” is the kind of song that instigates a political conversation. If you do not agree with Capital Hill’s preaching, war, or if you’re not made of old money then Tan is definitely singing your song.
The Davis Enterprise
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"The album has a great song called 'I Wanna Be a Door.' It's a catchy tune about a lover's inf..."The album has a great song called 'I Wanna Be a Door.' It's a catchy tune about a lover's infidelity with lines like, 'I wanna be a door/To lock you in a room/And keep you for myself.'... If charm, looks and talent are enough, then Tan is heading for greatness... I truly hope this one catches enough people's ears, because it's nicely presented... so keep your eyes open and fingers crossed."
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"The two sides of singer-songwriter Julie Tan are displayed on her [album]. On songs like 'In ..."The two sides of singer-songwriter Julie Tan are displayed on her [album]. On songs like 'In My Eyes' and 'I Wanna Be a Door', Tan bravely lets her guard down and opens up to the world, while bookending the album with her witty side on the opening 'LA66' (a fictional meetin with Marilyn Monroe) and ending with 'Shoot-Out At the Mini-Mall' (a statement on this media-crazy society)."
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"Her songs are centered on lost loves and broken hearts, and her fluid guitar strumming takes t..."Her songs are centered on lost loves and broken hearts, and her fluid guitar strumming takes the listener on a solemn journey through her pain. Her searching lyrics are often accompanied only by a guitar and a simple drum beat. Tan has obviously mastered the art of songwriting with this release..."
In My Eyes
End of Never
Finer Shade of Grey
Drives Me Wild
Less a Patriot
Stay Another Day
Shoot-Out at the Mini-Mall
We usually do 1 cover song, can include:
Feels Like Rain
Help Me Make It Through the Night
What's So Funny
There are no upcoming dates at this time.