Julie McKee is a vocalist and songwriter who uses a visual eye to draw characters and stories in song. A classically trained pianist with a Masters in voice from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, she has performed across the UK and in the US with some of the country’s finest musicians.
Her most recent album, What A Woman Shouldn’t Do, is a smart mix of original songs that aptly paint her as a consummate storyteller, conveying dispatches from her London hub through vignettes that are at once compassionate and humorous.
Following its release, the album received airplay in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada. Her skills as a “musical cinematographer” were highlighted by America’s Performing Songwriter magazine, while in the UK, Musician magazine called it “a thought-provoking and powerful CD of originals”.
Her vocals have also been featured on BBC1, SmoothFM and BBC radio, and other performances include: the National Theatre, LSO St Luke’s, National Portrait Gallery, 606 Club, the Vortex, City of London Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Brighton Festival, the Troubadour and the Drill Hall, as well as shows in New York and Chicago.