Julian James has been around Melbourne’s live music scene since before he was allowed to drink in bars. The sound of his band ‘Julian James and The Moonshine State' mixes a love of moonshine-drinking finger picking country with the southern swamp wail of a back porch fiddle. Julian has released four well-received albums to date, and a 2020 Chain award, all of which he’s road tested at some of the countries biggest festivals.
Festival One Liner: Julian James and the Moonshine state bring a high energy, Americana Hill Country sound, featuring whiskey drenched Fiddle, Bass and Drums.
“Emerging Blues Artist of the Year 2022”
— Australian Chain Awards
“‘Melbourne based singer, Julian James, is no stranger to the blues...blues, intertwined with the twang of country and the upbeat notes of more contemporary sound.’”
— Sophie Barker 'Forte Magazine'