Julian Velard is a singer, songwriter and composer who's musical stylings and comedic timing have made him a fixture in both the comedy and music 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 label record deal.
He’s toured internationally as an opening act for artists such as Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Goldfrapp, and performed with a host of comedians including Will Ferrell, Reggie Watts, Jack McBrayer and Paul Scheer. His ability to transition seamlessly between both worlds has led to regular appearances on The Howards Stern Show and NPR’s Ask Me Another. In 2017, he was an artist in residence at the prestigious Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater in New York City.
Velard has written music and lyrics for Pop acts, commercials and the Internet, including songs for UK sensation Olly Murs, Wix.com, New York Knicks, Buzzfeed, Audible and The New Republic. His song 'Everyday Amazing' was chosen as the theme song for Aldi Supermarkets. His work has been featured Mashable, The AV Club, Nerdist, The Wall Street Journal. His new MUSICAL!*, Please Don’t Make Me Play Piano Man, raised $22,000 on Kickstarter and will debut in as an album and podcast in 2020.