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Julian Yeo
Sunday, November 16, 2014 9:30 PM
Metropolitan Room, New York, NY
  • 2 bev min
 
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  • Ticket Price: $22.50 - $115.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Show Type: 50s
  • Restrictions: 2 bev min
Julian Yeo



An original retro-jazz-vocalist with a unique “new-old” approach, Julian Yeo blends old school soul with celebrated qualities of today (and sometimes with a twist). Following Julian’s critically acclaimed debut CD album ‘Old, New, Borrowed, Blue’, Julian’s CD ‘Unusual Passage’ is an experience that’s quaint but highly addictive. His forthcoming albums “Deep Purple Dreams” and “Homage” are due to be released in January of 2010. 
 
It has been an uncommon musical path for international jazz/cabaret vocalist Julian Yeo. His path to singing in the nightclubs of New York City began many miles away. An Australian of Asian descent, Julian was a shy kid decades away from his own personal musical heroes like dapper Fred Astaire. “When I hear Fred Astaire singing Irving Berlin songs; no matter what mood I’m in, these songs always bring a smile to my face,” he says.
 
It’s not surprising that a retro sound comes so naturally to him. Singers from the 1920s and 30s are what he most likes listening to: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Rudy Vallee, Arthur Tracy (“The Street Singer”), early Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, vocalists from the “sweet bands”. But Julian Yeo is not satisfied to just do a copycat re-creation. “I am a throwback, I guess,” Julian explains. “It’s a very intentional homage, but to do so slavishly is rather pointless. People can still listen to those old records any time. I want to bring the essence of that innocent, timeless sound with a slightly hipper, knowing quality of today and sometimes even with a darker twist.