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julie frost

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The best kept secret in music


"flirt with the adult mold"

Like Nelly Furtado or Fiona Apple, Chicago singer/songwriter Julie Frost likes to place pleading heartache, clever wordplay, and determined pluck over nuanced arrangements drawing from a variety of musical sources. "Shining Star" does the neo-hippie vibe well, with a loopy bass throb and the warm tones of an organ, while "Life After You"'s first-person tale of an interrupted relationship features keening bursts of cello and a hint of scratchy drum programming. Frost herself is quite an expressive singer; in her bolder moments she seems to reach for that same aching place the blues singers do, but at the same time she can color a quieter cut like "Little Piece of Sky" subtly. Her voice is thin in there -- almost frail -- over its fractured, Yo La Tengo-style guitar understatement. The nice thing about The Wave is that, despite its wide embrace of reference, Frost and her counterparts keep ownership of her songs. Standouts include the quiet hope of "Mary's Song" and -- though a cut like this seems to appear on every strong female singer/songwriter offering -- "Pretty Girl," which contains the great couplet "I'm pretty sure a pretty girl could handle this/A pretty girl could make it go away" -- the mixture of vulnerability and embittered resignation there is just classic, and proves that with a few clever instrumental turns and an engaging presence on the mic, an artist can flirt with the adult alternative mold while striving to outpace it.
- Johnny Loftus, All Music Guide
- All Music Guide


"...Destined to make her mark" -Bob Leone of the Songwriter Hall of Fame as quoted in Billboard Magazine
- Billboard Magazine

"pure heartache"

"...a strong outing...Frost's voice conveys pure heartache." -Illinois Entertainer - Illinois Entertainer

"rarely this well done"

"Julie sings of the heart, from the heart. A timeless endeavor, yes, but rarely this well done." -Richard Milne, WXRT - WXRT

"unique range and supple soul"

"The heart here is truly Frost's, whose songs and voice require repeated listens to appreciate her unique range and supple soul. Her songs shoot much higher than typical singer/songwriters."-Mark Guarino, Daily Herald - Daily Herald


The Wave
Happy Child Music
Songs for Wiggleworms CD (Produced and performed on, parent's choice award winning)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Julie Frost is a powerful live performer. Her moody folk rock has been compared to Jewel, her red blooded scat blue to Fiona Apple. Frost has captured the affection of audiences and critics alike. Her debut album, "The Wave" produced with noted producer and guitar player Danny Shaffer contains song arrangement ranging from sparse and haunting to full on pop rock.

Her songs have charted all over the country, Frost is an award winning producer, was a finalist in the Singer/Songwriter category of the Independent Music award, and was one of the few selected to receive an honorable mention in the John Lennon songwriting contest. Chicago's own WXRT named "The Wave" one of the top 5 CD's released in 2001.

In 2001, with a decade of experience, Julie founded "Happy Child", a music and movement studio serving Chicago land families. Bringing her melodic expertise and rock sensibility to family music, Julie recorded and produced "Happy Child Music", and with her company she produces concerts, CD's, classes, teacher trainings and outreach programs, reaching children nationwide.

When not writing, singing, and playing, Julie is currently recording her second "grown-up" album "Summer in Heaven", and her second kid's CD.