Lloyd has quickly gained a name for herself as an accomplished songwriter with an
irresistible blend of classic soul/R&B grooves, jazzy harmonies, and pop sensibilities. She
won awards from both Billboard Magazine and Berklee College of Music for two of her
earliest songs, was chosen as a semi-finalist n 2005’s Acoustic Live competition in Los
Angeles, and also in 2005 was invited to take part in the prestigious NY Songwriters’
Circle. Her debut album, All Dressed Up (released in April 2005), featured 9 original
songs and garnered immediate comparisons to, among others, Steely Dan, Prince, Alicia Keys,
and Carole King. Reviewers praised her “soulful songwriting prowess” and “well-crafted
lyrics” (Metronome Magazine), while fans consistently marveled at the fact that not a
single track on the album is worth skipping – a rarity in today’s single-driven marketplace.
And then there’s the voice. Juliet’s voice seemingly launched a thousand adjectives during
the promotion of All Dressed Up, everything from “sultry” and “superb,” to “rich” and
“ethereal.” The one thing everyone can agree on, however, is that the girl has soul. In an era
in which the word ‘soul’ is overused to the point of describing practically every
singer/songwriter out there, Juliet’s particular brand of soul can’t help but stand out in an old
school, blue-eyed way that can “move you from uncontrollable dancing to the brink of tears
within a moment” (Rochester Insider). Whether she’s performing an intimate solo set with
just her voice and piano, or laying it down with the rest of the band, hearing her live is an
Born and raised in upstate NY on a steady diet of music, Juliet tried to resist her childhood
rock star dreams as long as possible. She dutifully went to college, earned an honors degree
in Economics and was on her way to a top-10 law school when her will power suddenly ran
out. Faced with the idea of not having music in her life, she realized it was all she wanted in
her life, and promptly decided to surrender to her talents and see how far they would take her.
She left her home in Rochester, NY, moved to Boston to attend the esteemed Berklee College
of Music on a vocal scholarship, and began making her mark in Boston’s music scene.
Within a year of her first local gig, she had performed, both solo and with her band, in some
of Boston’s best clubs – including the Paradise, Scullers, and the Middle East – and gained the
attention of local publications such as the Boston Globe. Since then she has expanded
throughout the east and west coasts, including the renowned Bitter End, Living Room, and
Apollo Theater in NYC, and dates in L.A., Philly, and countless other cities and towns along
In their October 2005 cover story, Boston’s Metronome Magazine wrote “Juliet’s songs offer
the kind of music that should be heard in every club and venue throughout New England and
beyond.” Venue by venue, city by city, Juliet is doing just that – bringing her songs to all who
will listen. With plans for the follow up album already in motion, and the summer of 2006
rapidly filling up with festival dates and more touring, fans of this emerging artist have much
to look forward to in the coming months.
Edited by kevinlyfellow on 18 Feb 2007, 20:40
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