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Miss Julia Martin
Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. The intention of this site is to tell you about the various Tribute Shows that I perform, with a little information about myself, including my aims, ambitions, aspirations, projects that I am currently working on, and new and exciting challenges that I have mapped out for the future.
I have been a professional singer for over 20 years; I perform throughout the UK, Europe and around the World. I’ve entertained in world-class hotels, arenas, theatres, cruise liners and the homes of the rich and famous. The job is awesome, I get paid for doing what I enjoy the most, paying tribute to some of the world’s most celebrated female artists. I have also recently been awarded the accolade of the UK’s No1 tribute to Dame Shirley Bassey, Celine Dion, and Dolly Parton by the National Tribute Music Awards, awards that I am tremendously proud of, and honoured to receive.
My passion is taking on the persona of other characters, to sound like them, dress like them and deliver a performance to an audience in such away that the audience feels they are watching the original performer.
I enjoy helping to raise money for charities, my youngest son Charlie is severely autistic, he is the inspiration behind much of my charity work. I am the founder and chairperson of Autism Unseen, a charity that helps young autistic individuals integrate into society, and in August 2018, I led a team of Autistic youngsters and carers to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, whilst at the same time, raising money for Dig Deep, who supply clean sustainable water to remote villages and schools throughout Kenya. I also previously co-directed the Conflict Free Mineral Association (CFMA), and helped the city of Kingston-upon-Hull to become the first conflict-free city in Europe. I regularly get involved in other fund raising ventures, for a number of other charitable endeavours, including completing an 80 km walk from Switzerland to France in aid of Syria Relief.
A number of years ago, I decided that I wanted to take on new challenges, and to fulfil another of my dreams, that of becoming a Barrister. I graduated from the University of Hull, with a joint honours degree in Law & Legislative Studies, and completed my Bar Exam at BPP University in Leeds. I was recently Called To The Bar by Inner Temple. This process of going back to being a student, albeit a mature student, changed my life completely and although I have carried on singing and performing throughout all of my studies, I have also had many amazing new opportunities, the most rewarding of all, working in the House of Lords for a full-year, alongside Lord Norton of Louth.
I still have many new challenges, not least to secure pupillage to complete my Barrister training, but I will never leave behind my passion to sing. I still look forward to stepping out onto stage, it might be Switzerland, Singapore, Dubai or somewhere in the UK, and I will continue doing what I enjoy … performing, being an entertainer, working an audience, and delivering a tribute show that makes the audience believe that they have just seen the real thing.
Love Julia x
WE MADE IT!
At 5,895 m, Kilimanjaro is the largest mountain in Africa. With the help of the charity ‘Autism Unseen’ and ‘Dig Deep’ I put together a team of autistic young adults and carers, to climb Kilimanjaro, and in September 2017, we completed this epic adventure (CLICK HERE). This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for these youngsters to stand on the roof of Africa, and an opportunity for them to raise funds to supply sustainable clean water to the remote villages of Kenya. We will soon be launching our next adventure ‘The Tall Ships Challenge’ please visit AUTISM UNSEEN for more details.