Jules Boult
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Jules Boult

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | SELF

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | SELF
Band Blues Folk


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"Jules Boult - A Gem"

" Melbourne multi Instrumentalist/singer/songwriter, Jules Boult has produced a brilliant debut release bursting with a fresh & original take on his penchant for early Jazz, Blues & old time music. Well crafted music & witty, emotive lyrics delivered with ease and a smile. A gem!"


"Jules Boult - LIVE"

'I recently caught Jules and harmonica player Chris Mac at at intimate venue where his superior musicianship,engaging personality and intelligent songs won over a packed house.

Loved the humanity in his lyrics and the respect he has for the blues idiom’.

BILLY PINNELL - Billy Pinnell

"Wrokdown - Expozay"

It is hard to believe that Jules Boult is so young when this cd reminds me of Smacka Fitzgibbon. I hope he doesn't take offence, but his style and the instruments he uses are so clean and simple. The cd is New Orleans jazz/blues, and he has had plenty of good raves from people with more knowledge of this genre than I! 'Mark my Words' has 11 tracks.
- Anita Monk

"Jules Boult - Mark My Words (Album)"

Within Mark My Words, a budding young Victorian blues performer Jules Boult expresses his southern side complete with banjos, fiddles and jazz piano to accompany his husky, country voice.

This is Boult’s second album release and the experience as a blues performer is starting to show. He creates a feel good, rockabilly feel to all his tracks and conveys messages of pain and despair which is essential within the blues genre. His song-writing ability is certainly one of his strong points, with exception of course to the opening line to the track 'Let Me Go Away', which states so passionately “I’ve got the blues so bad… It hurts my brain to think”. Clearly his obsession for the western genre is overwhelming while he records.

Mark My Words stays true to form within the blues genre, arpeggiated piano chords, harmonica harmonies and the traditional 12 bar blues chord progression in a few tracks. Tracks that are true indicators of the skills and potentials of Jules Boult include the instrumental at the centre of the album Going To Hanalei, the soft, beautiful ballad that is Emma Rose and the opening number Mark My Words. Each contain a portion of Boult’s heart and soul expressed with such passion for the music that we forget that blues is about the emotional pain of song-writer.

Jules Boult’s latest recording reinforces the belief that the blues cannot be killed, and even somewhere as unlikely as Melbourne, Australia, the true spirit of the traditional American genre can be reproduced in new imaginative ways that would make old blues heroes proud.
- The Dwarf (by Josh)

"Jules Boult - Blues in the Tropics"

"Jules Boult delivers his live show with ease and great banter. He eminates old school blues with a younger mans enthusiasm.
Musically Jules is an extremely competent guitarist and his recordings reflect this along with a smooth vocal style and a simple but classic song writing approach."

Nick Swainson
The Crunch
Radio Port Douglas - Nick Swainson - Radio Port Douglas 102.7FM

"Jules Boult: Mark My Words"

"This CD has a great infectious quality about it. The songs and the backings have a bounce and humour about them that is just as enjoyable as the quality of the delivery...The songs have a bit of truth a bit of humour and a large measure of respect for the musical styles...This is a really good CD of early blues played as it should"

Geoff Forbes - Geoff Forbes, Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society

"Jules Boult - Musician"

"With songwriting, clever arrangements and a live show that gets right under your skin Jules is one of the most intriguing young roots artists going"

Matt Frederic, PBS FM Breakfast. - Matt Frederic - PBS FM Breakfast

"Mark My Words - Jules Boult (Independent)"

A YOUNG Melbourne musician with a taste for the arcane, Jules Boult delivers a nice line in blues and hokum. His is the poetry of plain speaking and this collection of original songs fits comfortably into a long tradition. The unforced ease of the material can raise a smile to put one in mind of the first couple of Taj Mahal albums (the ones with the late Jesse Ed Davis on guitar) — and that’s no light compliment. A good humour percolates through the music, the playing is tight but loose and, vocally, Boult doesn’t strain for effect (usually the sticking point with white blues singers). Boult plays piano, various guitars, banjo and ukulele and about him has assembled stellar collaborators, including Andy Baylor on fiddle and mandolin, Martin Cooper on pungent but understated electric guitar, Paul Gadsby on double bass, producer Chris Wilson (not the harmonica man) on piano and Jimmie Sloggett on tenor sax. And mention must be made of Aaron Richard on sousaphone — when was the last time you heard a sousaphone on a record?

KEN WILLIAMS - The Age (Entertainment Guide) - 3 1/2 STARS


Next Door To The Blues (Album) - 2007
Mark My Words (Album) - 2010
Live Carnivale (Album) - 2011



"Jules Boult (Vocals/Piano/Guitar...) - is a former truckie, oil-rigger, boxer, engineer (not a train driver), poet, model, renaissance man, amateur beach bum and he has some stories to tell..."

With a a taste for the arcane, Jules Boult delivers a nice line in blues and hokum. His is the poetry of plain speaking and his collection of original songs and effortless demeanor has been closely linked with that of the genre’s legendary predecessors.

Boult’s songs are imbued with a good sense of humour and this is reflected in both his lyrics and performance style, consequently, revealing his true character. This consummate musician’s sound is unyielding despite the fact that his performances remain graceful and without tension. Audiences are constantly captivated by Boult’s intimate and interactive performance style landing him the title of a must see live musician for any lover of music.

His debut album, "Mark My Words", has received critical acclaim, recently heading the list of nominees for the 2011 Australian Blues Music Awards - and taking out the “Best New Artist for 2011” award. He is currently touring on the back of his latest album - "Live Carnivale"