I got the call to work with Julian Perretta to dep on a few European shows during his Karma Tour. There was no time for a rehearsal so a lot of time went into learning the songs in detail to help me slot in and not interrupt the show, staying true to the parts that Samuel Edwards (Julian’s drummer) had established. Learning a headline show with no rehearsal was difficult but i managed to hold down the drum parts and give the shows the right energy too.
About Julian Perretta:
Country: UK / France
An unashamed purveyor of Broadway-style theatrical and melodic ’70s-influenced pop, singer/songwriter Julian Perretta has been hailed as the 21st century Gilbert O’Sullivan.
Born in London in 1989, at the age of eight he began playing Beatles songs on the guitar with his father, before switching to the piano. After studying Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, he joined Mark Ronsonon his European tour, performing the producer’s interpretation of the Smiths’ classic ‘Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before’. A year later he supported Beyoncé and Girls Aloud on their arena tours, was championed on Perez Hilton’s influential blog, and signed a deal with Universal Music.
His debut album, 2010’s ‘Stitch Me Up’, featuring the single ‘Wonder Why,’ was recorded with former Jamiroquai members Matt Johnson and Rob Harris, and reached number 30 in France, where Perretta now lives. Two years later, he collaborated with Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike on the single ‘Body Talk’. In 2016, Perretta returned with his sophomore full-length album, ‘Karma,’ featuring the single ‘Miracle’.