Julian Velard

Julian Velard

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A Singer/Songwriter blending Rock, Pop and Jazz with a one-of-a-kind Voice. Praised by the New Yorker, LA Weekly, Village Voice, and Philadelphia Inquirer as one of the hottest young acts to hit NYC's Club Scene in years.

Biography

Me: A curly haired, native New Yorker living in Brooklyn, former video store delivery boy to the Stars, son of a French immigrant and 4-Time Jeopardy Champion from Alabama. Ive done a slew of bizarre jobs to support myself, anything from teaching pre-k gym, to sweeping streets in Paris, to lying to focus groups for money. Wrote my first song at 16 about Pee-Wee Herman but never got the nerve to send it to him. I get most of my inspiration while walking, listening to music through a busted ipod, reading the New York Post, doing all three at once gets me a lot of bruises. Been touring incessantly the past few years in search of higher life forms like myself, and to my amazement, the list keeps growing.

The Music: Its a weird brand of classic, psych as in psychiatric, Piano pop, (no guitars allowed folks), 2006 cum 1979 style Rock and Roll. I made it over the summer with someone even crazier than me, ukulele and banjo expert/record producer Roger Greenawalt. All my music nerd friends play on it, but surprisingly still rocks. Its about the movies, my favorite things in the world. Its about going to them by yourself, the feeling you get from watching them over and over till everything you see, hear, and think plays out like one. Think of a Guys and Dolls era Musical starring Steve McQueen and Bill Murray, scored by Harry Nilsson with Michael Jackson circa The Wiz and Taj Mahal singing all the songs. Pretty cool huh?

Lyrics

All in All

Written By: Julian Velard

My number came up today
They're sending me across the Waves
I don't like the Ocean, but I'm told that my emotions
Tend to lead me astray

Promise me you'll be my gal
You'll send a post just once in a while
You'll sleep beside my dirty clothing
Stay up every night just hoping
I'll be okay
I'll make it but

All in all, it's all the still the same
I'm in love, you're not coming back to me
Hold me down
Let the water run over all I've done
Till I'm back in your arms again

Hold the Phone, you say I make no sense
Okay I'll back things up, I'm dropping all pretense
So let me start by saying, all I done with you
Was in the way of Self-defense

You see the world's been kind, oh but most times cruel
And I've lived long enough to know when I'm the fool
Baby if I'm going off to war I gotta know exactly
who I'm doing it for
So don't fake it

All in all...

Oh ee oh
I'm lonely love, lonely love
Let me know where you are
Oh ee oh
I'll go there no matter how far
I'll rise up from hell to your star
It must be love just because
To die alone's not good enough
It must be love just because
To die for nothing's not good enough
It must be love just because
It's the only thing I'm sure of

Do you remember when we stole the treasure chest?
It's was just you and me then, I like those times best
Would it matter baby if I said I die to go back there again
Would I pass your test?

Well girl I take what I can get cause
All in all, it's all the still the same
I'm in love, you're not coming back to me
Hold me down
Let the water run over all I've done
From the valley bold to the setting sun
Let the people see all that's meant to be
That I was right for you and you were right for me
Take me from the guns, take me from the front
Take me back in your arms again

Didn't Have 2 Take It That Way

Written By: Julian Velard

City’s looking like rain throughout the evening
I ain’t leaving the house without a coat
I’ll be needing some time to keep my mind afloat
Take a trip to the corner for some cigarettes
Take a sip of some whisky along the way
Take a bit of this rain to wash the trouble away
I really thought that we were doing okay
You know you didn’t have to take it that way

Buy a ticket for one to see the cinema
Pickup some popcorn and peanut m and ms
When the movie is done, I stay and watch it again
Out in the street, all the stores got gates in front of them
And every window got a beautiful display
I’m wanna break through the gates, I’m gonna find a way
I really thought that we were doing okay
You know you didn’t have to take it that way

A couple nights all alone
She went ahead, changed the locks on me
A couple days on her own
She got a guy, looks a lot like me
But that’s the way that it goes
The story everyone knows
Pretty soon I’m like all the other runaways
Finding food with my nose
Ruin all my good clothes
I shoulda known, shoulda known that it would end up this way

And in the end, the storm drowns the city
The lightning strikes too many miles away
The thunder finally arrives, he's got nothing to say
I really thought that we were doing okay
You know you didn't have to take it that way
I didn’t know what to say
I’s only trying to play
I didn't know
You know you didn't have to take it that way
I didn’t know what to say
I’s only trying to play
I didn't know
You know you didn't have to take it that way
I didn’t know what to say
I’s only trying to play
I didn't know
You know you didn't have to take it that

Gone Away

Written By: Julian Velard

Here I go, off again
To find myself a new best friend
Treat her right for a while
Then leave her out in the garbage pile

You shoulda just gone away, gone away
Gone when you had your chance today
You shoulda just gone away, far away
Far from me where you coulda stayed

Live a life wild and free
Do what I do naturally
When I hit a wall, I turn around
Hit it again and again till I knock it down

You shoulda just gone away, gone away
Gone when you had your chance today
You shoulda just gone away, far away
Far from me where you coulda stayed
But it's too late now
It's too late now, now now now ne-now now
It's too late now

The feeling was right, you knew all along
But I was looking too good when I was singing my song
And when you took me back home
You saw I didn't belong amongst your precious things
I trashed the place, broke everything
And your were too ashamed to let me know
That you were better alone
That you were better on your own
Lemme hear you say it now...

So here I go off again
To find myself a new best friend
Gonna treat her right but in a little while
Gonna leave her in the garbage pile
You're meet her in the garbage pile
She gonna be right next to you

You shoulda just gone away, gone away
Gone when you had your chance today
You shoulda just gone away, far away
Far from me where you coulda stayed
But it's too late now

Discography

The Movies Without You EP (2006)
Make Me Feel 3.27.03 (2003)
Nitetime (2003)

Set List

9-12 Song Sets, 45 to 1 Hour Long
Original Songs Titles:
Joni, Outerspace, All Right For You, Steve McQueen and Jimmy Dean, Lawfully Wedded Wife
Complete Repetoire of 30+ Originals

Covers Include:
The Way You Make Me Feel (Michael Jackson)
U Don't have To Call (Usher)
I'm Not In Love (10cc)
Tonight's The Night (Rod Stewart)
Brown Suga (D'angelo)
America (Simon and Garfunkel)
Crazy For You (Madonna)
Hyperballad (Bjork)
Use Me (Bill Withers)
Miss You (Rolling Stones)
Kaze Wo Astumete (Happy End)
The Price Is Right Theme Song - with Lyrics!