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Julian Velard
Julian Velard
Sunday October 1, 2023
Show #105

Alan Black, Principal Emeritus w/ the Charlotte Symphony will be joining on cello

Julian Velard

Julian Velard’s musical stylings and comedic timing have made him a fixture in both the music and comedy scenes in his native America and have created cult followings overseas in the UK and The Netherlands. His music initially took hold a decade ago, where praise from The Guardian, Time Out London, and The Sunday Times led to a major labor record deal.

He’s toured internationally alongside Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Goldfrapp, and he has shared the stage with a host of comedians including Will Ferrell, Reggie Watts, Paul Scheer, and Jack McBrayer. His ability to transition seamlessly between both worlds has led to regular appearances on The Howard Stern Show and NPR’s Ask Me Another. He has been named artist-in-residence at the prestigious Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater in New York City, and his live show was named one of the best of 2020 by Broadway World.

Velard has written music and lyrics of Pop acts, commercials, and the Internet, including songs for UK sensation Olly Murs, Wix, New York Knicks, Buzzfeed, Audible, Google, Aldi Supermarkets, and The New Republic. His works has been featured in Mashable, Vice, The A.V. Club, Nerdist, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.