Born in Kingston, Jamaica, to a family endowed with incredible musical talent, Julia McLeary p/k/a Jules developed an early fascination and affinity to the world of music and entertainment, and was determined from then on to incorporate it into her life. She began her journey ritualistically, like many other artists, amidst a spiritual audience in the church, but not long after, Jules began to perform locally in competitive arenas that required indisputable talent in song and dance; this led to significant growth on her career path.
After migrating to the U.S. in the early 80s, Jules further developed her talents by majoring in the performing arts at Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY. There she studied acting and vocal training under the direction of reputable classical teachers. As a part of her repertoire, she performed popular Broadway tunes from renowned acts like Cats, Evita, Porgy & Bess, as well as contemporary hits.
Jules subsequently relocated to South Florida where she was introduced to singer/songwriter/musician/producer, Doug E. Mack, she was reacquainted to her rich island heritage and its splendid musical foundations. Since that time, she has expanded her portfolio to reflect the origins, history and culture of her music. Today, her genre spans from reggae to jazz to opera.
Her brand new single is a stunning cover of the Prince of Reggae Dennis Brown’s Classic hit How Could I Leave; it will be followed by an original We Made Love, both taking from her soon to be released debut album Love Story, that is produced by Douglas McLeary for Rhythmax Records.
Jules has performed amongst popular reggae artists such as Beres Hammond, Morgan Heritage, and Luciano; just to name a few. Recently, she returned to her homeland and released a single, The Power Of Love; it received spectacular reviews and landed her live performances at the Ashanti and Peppers Nightclub as well as several interviews at leading, radio and television stations on the island. On returning to South Florida the radio and TV interviews continued she also performed the American National Anthem at the 2009 opening event for the Caribbean-American Soccer Association (CASA). Jules appeared at “Legends Nightclub” in Miami, as special guest with, The Abyssinans, Barry Biggs, and the Melodians. “The Power Of Love” went on to top of the charts on WAVS-1170 Radio. It was featured on a popular compilation album released in Japan and Europe, with various artists in the likes of Marcia Griffith, Beres Hammond, and Nadine Sutherland among others.
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