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If You Don’t Like It, You Can Leave
Julian Velard’s engaging style of theatrical, piano-
With a style The Sunday Times calls “catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination,” Velard turns the piano-
“If You Don’t Like It, You Can Leave” finds Julian at his most inventive and deeply personal, with nine engaging originals about happiness and heartbreak across the five boroughs. From the opening chords of the shimmering “New York, I Love It When You’re Mean,” to the cockeyed romantic overtures of “No One’s Getting Married Tonight” and “Brooklyn Kind of Love” or heart-
Through his songwriting gifts, New York City brims with a kind of pain and promise that anyone can recognize, no matter how well you’ve memorized the mass transit schedule. He wraps it all in a beautiful bow with a heartfelt hat-
From the moment he found himself in the middle of a record company bidding war in London after posting some songs online, Julian Velard has established himself as a winning musician and raconteur -
Julian’s versatility has also earned him regular appearances on NPR, serving as the musical director for the new pilot Scott Simon’s Wonderful Town and making regular appearances on the musical trivia show Ask Me Another with Ophira Eisenberg. When not performing to rapturous audiences from New York to The Netherlands, Julian also finds time to pen songs for other artists, from U.K. pop sensation Olly Murs to the New York Knicks (his rollicking “The Mighty Lin,” an ode to the team’s former point guard, was an undisputed viral sensation).
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