Julie Feeney's sell-out shows have riveted audiences and critics all over the world including in Amsterdam, Mexico, Italy, Germany, France, China, Brazil, Canada, U.K.; all across the U.S.A. and all over Ireland. She performs as a one woman show, with ensemble, with choirs or with full orchestra; and she composes, arranges and orchestrates all of her own music and words. Her three albums have been widely critically acclaimed internationally, receiving numerous awards and she has created a whole host of stunning music videos to accompany them. Sharp witted, unpretentious and fiercely passionate, Julie Feeney is a genuine artist and a hugely enjoyable performer.
Her third album Clocks went straight to No. 1 in the Independent Irish Album Charts on its Irish release. It was voted ‘Best Album' in The Irish Times ‘Album of the Year' as voted by The Irish Times readers and it was also shortlisted for the Choice Music Prize. Julie is winner of the Choice Music Prize for ‘Irish Album of the Year' for her self-produced debut album 13 Songs on which she played most of the instruments herself. Her second album pages was shortlisted for the Irish Album Of The Year prize and featured in '101 Irish Albums You Must Hear Before You Die' by Liberties Press.
In her live shows she combines her “mesmerizing stage presence and eccentric pop genius” (Hot Press) with her unquestionably original sound; and her innovative, avant-garde approach, while rooted in classical music, straddles both the pop and theatrical worlds. For a sell-out 10 show run in NYC at IAC, the New York Times said of Julie, “…intricate, articulate…draws on sources across centuries…Ms. Feeney's songs don't shout. They tease, ponder, reminisce, philosophize and invent parables, and she sings them in a plush, changeable mezzo-soprano that usually holds a kindly twinkle”. The New York Times concluded, “…a brainy adventurous songwriter lives within the flamboyant theatricality…with songs that set character studies and philosophical musings in elaborate musical confections, often with long, internally rhymed lines… Theatrical on the shell, intricate at the core”.
Hailed by The Washington Post as “The Emerald Isle's Original,” The Observer (U.K.) gushed that Feeney's debut album, '13 songs,' was “the blossoming of a major talent,” adding that “Feeney towers over her contemporaries.” The Guardian (UK) simply said “the world will listen...”, and The Village Voice in New York described her music as “blending the pop ambitions of Gaga with Elvis Costellian wordplay”. Julie puts on a stunning show that combining her songs with elements of theatre and performance art, often wearing head-pieces.
Julie famously was invited to headline at an Oscar party hosted by J.J. Abrams’ Santa Monica production company Bad Robot in LA.. With the audience in the palm of her hand, her performance enthralled Steven Spielberg, who filmed her performance on his personal iphone. Colin Farrell was also immersed. Her first composed opera ‘BIRD’ goes into full production in 2018 after a sell-out concert performance version at Galway Arts Festival. Composer, singer, orchestrator, songwriter and producer, Julie is a true artist with immense vision.