"An outstanding singer"
.....Laurence Donahue -Green (All about Jazz, New York)
Vocalist, improviser and songwriter, Julie O'Hara has been active in jazz for almost twenty years, growing up in Melbourne, Australia, performing with Big Bands, gypsy swing, traditional jazz, R&B swing, bebop and vocalese. Julie has earned a reputation for her prodigious activity in Melbourne's jazz and music clubs, national and international music and jazz festivals as a versatile and committed vocalist and songwriter. You will find her on recordings as wide as The Cat Empire and as close as her own "Use the Force".
"O'Hara's vocals are imbued with a strong jazz feel with eloquent phrasing, melodic variations and rhythmic expression "
John McBeath (The Australian)
"With her perfect pitch, skillful improvising and ego-free style, O'Hara has carved out a reputation on the Australian and international music scene for high-quality performances that are accessible to everyone".
Ken Turnball (Castlemaine State Festival review - vocalese project).
Julie's band features the talents of Carlo Barbaro - sax (Vada), Eamon McNelis - trumpet (Flap!), Darrin Archer - piano, Leigh Barker - bass, Ed York - drums