DAN CEARNS The Standard
UXBRIDGE: Local singer, songwriter Julien Kelland will be holding an EP release party, at the Uxbridge Music Hall, on Saturday, July 22nd.
Ms. Kelland recently released her new EP, titled “The Intro” and told The Standard what people can expect from it.
“People can expect a more mature and unique sound with my new EP. My style of music has changed a bit as I've gotten older,” she said. “I would compare my sound to an artist like Banks, for example. There is still the influence of ballad vocalists like Adele, but with a more pop/alternative style wrapped in with it.”
Ms. Kelland was able to complete the EP, thanks, in part, to an online fundraising campaign at www.gofundme.com.
“All I can say is thank you, from the bottom of my heart. It truly means the world to me to have people believe in my dreams and who want to help, in any way they can,” Ms. Kelland said. “I wouldn't have been able to create this EP without the tremendous support I received from everyone who donated or took part in my partnership program. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Ms. Kelland, an Uxbridge resident, also noted how fortunate she is to live in a community that values the arts.
“I would not be the artist, performer, or person I am today if not for the community that I have grown up in. I am so thankful to grow up in a town with so many opportunities for youth interested in the arts,” she said. “I, along with several other artists around Uxbridge and the surrounding areas, have often discussed how rich this area is with talent, and I think that is a direct reflection of the opportunities we have all been privileged with.”
Doors open for the EP release party at 7:30 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $15 and tickets at the door are $20. They can be bought online, at https://starticketing.com/tktweb/event_view?eventCode=JUL, or at The Second Wedge Brewing Co., Sugar FX, and Kimberley Kelland Fashions.
“My EP Release Party will be a little different this time around. I'm planning for this EP release to be more of a party,” Ms. Kelland said. “People can expect a performance by me, of course, but I'm very excited to announce that there will be a DJ, a photo booth, and more. We will be serving drinks, thanks to The Second Wedge Brewing Co., as well as food.”
In addition, Ms. Kelland told The Standard what her goals are moving forward.
“My main goal for the future is to be able to make a living doing what I love, and to entertain people around the world. I have really big hopes for my EP, and I'm already working on new music that I'm so excited to share with everyone,” she said.
Ms. Kelland encourages people to follow her, on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, to keep up to date on what she is doing, and to learn more about the upcoming EP release party.
As well, people can learn more about Ms. Kelland at her website, at julienkelland.com. The Uxbridge Music Hall is located at 16 Main St. South.
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