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Julia Fordham

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British Singer Songwriter Julia Fordham burst into the music scene in 1988 on Virgin Records with the International hit “Happy Ever After.” Then followed her critically acclaimed album Porcelain, which included the popular songs “Manhattan Skyline” and “Lock and Key.”

From her third album Swept, the beautiful ballad “Love Moves In Mysterious Ways” (penned by the stellar song writing team Dean Pitchford and Tom Snow) was featured as the end title in the Demi Moore movie, The Butchers Wife, and went Top 20 in the UK and reached the #1 spot in the Philippines.

In 2009, Julia self released her tenth record China Blue on Little Boo Records, exclusively available through CD Baby. This jazz record is comprised of original songs written by Julia and produced and arranged by the wonderfully talented multi-instrumentalist Grant Mitchell.

As there are so many jazz “standards” records – Julia longed to release an album of original songs. However, when she played some gigs, jazz songs were added to the set, including a version of Michael McDonald’s hit “I keep Forgettin.” Rearranged and produced for this record by Jon Gilutin (Linda Ronstadt), she was thrilled when the co-producer of this song Simon Climie (Eric Clapton, Michael McDonald) played the track to Michael. Having always been a huge fan, Julia was delighted when immediately after hearing her rendition of his song, Michael added his remarkable voice to the track, blessing it with his rare and distinctive vocal sound.

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  • johnhunt1973

    (Love Moves In) Mysterious Ways should have been a number one.

    28 May 1:16am Reply
  • octacat

    ❤ What a lovely engaging voice she has. ❤

    20 Feb 7:49pm Reply
  • fire_incarnate

    Her songs have comforted me through the roughest times of my life. I'm fortunate enough to have met her once and had my CDs signed. I wish her peace and love always.

    17 Dec 2011 Reply
  • thekestreldive

    Very charming. A trait largely lacking in the majority of today's artists.

    12 Oct 2010 Reply
  • bluemonday84

    She is definitley underrated! I really hope that she gets a new contract with a record label which supports her fantastic music!

    20 Sep 2009 Reply
  • charlie1207

    I ♥ Missing Man!

    6 Aug 2009 Reply
  • manxmaid

    Her voice is fantastic. Such an underrated artist

    18 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Tr1xx

    Actually you're wrong there: "(Love Moves In) Mysterious Ways" was 9 weeks in the UK pop chart and made it to #19 in early 1992

    14 Jun 2009 Reply
  • J-nu

    its a shame she couldn't even make any of her single into uk top 40!!

    29 Mar 2009 Reply
  • PleasureVictim1

    Still adore her to this very day!

    6 Jul 2008 Reply
  • gibbylinks

    Just a gorgeous voice.

    5 Dec 2007 Reply
  • jufi

    Lovely

    23 Oct 2007 Reply
  • kyooverse

    I am so in love with her...

    5 Sep 2007 Reply

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