Jules Boult (Melbourne)
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"Jules Boult (Vocals/Piano/Guitar...) - is a former truckie, oil-rigger, boxer, engineer (not a train driver), poet, model, renaissance man, amateur beach bum and he has some stories to tell..."
'I recently caught Jules and harmonica player Chris Mac at an intimate venue where his superior musicianship, engaging personality and intelligent songs won over a packed house. Loved the humanity in his lyrics and the respect he has for the blues idiom'.
In the words of Ken Williams (The Age Entertainment Guide)
A YOUNG Melbourne musician with a taste for the arcane, Jules Boult delivers a nice line in blues and hokum. His is the poetry of plain speaking and this collection of original songs fits comfortably into a long tradition. The unforced ease of the material can raise a smile to put one in mind of the first couple of Taj Mahal albums (the ones with the late Jesse Ed Davis on guitar) and that's no light compliment. A good humour percolates through the music, the playing is tight but loose and, vocally, Boult doesn't strain for effect (usually the sticking point with white blues singers). Boult plays piano, various guitars, banjo and ukulele and about him has assembled stellar collaborators, including Andy Baylor on fiddle and mandolin, Martin Cooper on pungent but understated electric guitar, Paul Gadsby on double bass, producer Chris Wilson (not the harmonica man) on piano and Jimmie Sloggett on tenor sax. And mention must be made of Aaron Richard on sousaphone, when was the last time you heard a sousaphone on a record?
Geoff Forbes, Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society
"This CD has a great infectious quality about it. The songs and the backings have a bounce and humour about them that is just as enjoyable as the quality of the delivery...The songs have a bit of truth a bit of humour and a large measure of respect for the musical styles...This is a really good CD of early blues played as it should"
Matt Frederic - PBS FM Breakfast
"With songwriting, clever arrangements and a live show that gets right under your skin Jules is one of the most intriguing young roots artists going"
Matt Frederic, PBS FM Breakfast.
Jules Boult - Blues in the Tropics
"Jules Boult delivers his live show with ease and great banter. He eminates old school blues with a younger mans enthusiasm.
Musically Jules is an extremely competent guitarist and his recordings reflect this along with a smooth vocal style and a simple but classic song writing approach."
Nick Swainson - Radio Port Douglas 90.9FM
Like many bluesmen, Jules works as a solo artist through to fronting an eight piece, goodtime, band. Check him out in action here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlA2pAc07Uw
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|As a performer and songwriter today, I am always reaching back in order to look forward. Reaching back to what? Well, the blues I guess - those songs from turbulent times that still resonate with people today.
Whether jazz, blues, country or folk - I care little for the distinction - it has always been a case of nuance for me. I also continue to draw upon the seminal experience of hearing real live blues, played by my father in our childhood home, which has fuelled my hunger to explore, create and develop.
If I were to be completely accurate, my songs are neither fact nor fiction. What they are though are good stories that illuminate lifes truths. Stories that are as emotional, humorous and strange as me and the times we live in and I'm not about to ruin them with too much detail.
|...any show for music lovers plus some of these:
Coolart Festival of Blues and Jazz 2007, 2008, 2009
Wilson Park - Blues by the Lake 2008
Stringybark Festival 2009, 2010,
The Blues Train 2008, 2009, 2010
Live to air 106.7 PBS FM, 102.7 3RRR, 95.6 INR FM