NEWS! NEWS! NEWS! (5/18/14)
"Julieann is the real deal. She has a long history in the Texas music community as a vocalist and songwriter that's admired by all who have had the opportunity to hear her. Her fans have hung with her, too. Soulful singing with a heart to match makes for a joyful and entertaining listen"
"Julieann Banks is truly gifted as a performer and writer. Her voice is captivating and her smile warms the whole room. A true professional."
“There’s something in Julieann’s voice...I noticed it the first time I heard her sing...whether she’s singing her own songs, which are really good, or covering someone else’s, she owns it; you can see the audience being drawn in.”
A longtime resident and sucessful professional musician in Austin Texas, Julieann Banks recently returned to her hometown of Shreveport Louisiana in April of last year and has already begun building her new musical projects!
Also an accomplished solo performer, Julieann has been concentrating all her efforts on her own brand of music she likes to call "Renegade Soul". It's Singer/Songwriter but with a soulful, more energetic twist. She entertains her audiences with varied influences and songs that run the gamut from Townes Van Zandt to Bonnie Raitt, Patsy Cline to Prince and Beyonce and Beyond! It's no surprise Julieann has invented her own original genre to harness all that artistic inspiration and energy! And she'll be in the studio soon recording a new CD!
Julieann's latest release Magazine and Race was recorded at world renown FAME studio in Muscle Shoals Alabama. The same studios where legendary recordings have been made by Aretha Franklin, Little Richard, Otis Redding and many others.
As well as being an award winning vocalist and songwriter and an accomplished bassist, Julieann also plays guitar, keyboards, harmonica, drums and percussion.
Julieann's musical resume is as varied as the instruments she plays:
2013 to present - Music Program Coordinator for Gamble Wellness.
2010 - Leeann Atherton Band, Bass, Backing Vocals
2009-2010 Austin Lounge Lizards, Bass & Vocals
1995-20012 ASCAP Popular Awards Panel Program recipient for songwriting and performance
2002-2007 Drama Club - Shreveport Louisiana Party Band - Bandleader, Bass and Vocals
2004 Danny Click Band - Tour of Switzerland - Backing Vocals
2002 Percy Sledge - Tour of Portugal - Backing Vocals
2002 Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inducted as a singer w/ The Harmon Drew Supergroup
1995-2002 The Big Time - Austin Texas Show Band - Singer and Dancer
2001 Presidential Inaugural Ball - Washington DC
1997 Legends of Las Vegas - Tour of Japan - Singer Dancer
1994 Julieann again tours New Zealand opening for The Midge Marsden Band
1993 Julieann tours New Zealand for two months opening for The Midge Marsden Band
1992-1995 Apaches of Paris - Austin Texas - Bandleader, Songwriter, Vocals and Guitar
1991-1993 Rotel and The Hot Tomatoes - Austin Texas - Singer and Dancer
1991 Spy Vs Spy - (offshoot of the Killer Bes) Austin Tex