Live every moment, love every song, dream every thought and sing every song!
There’s a reason so many music professionals declare the same prediction – a star on the rise – for 14 year old Jules Collarile. Her strong vocal delivery – brazen in one breath and hauntingly stark in the next – combined with her incredible songwriting talent make Jules a powerful, charismatic artist who is set to take the music scene by storm.
Playing guitar and singing since the age of six, singer/songwriter Jules possesses a confidence and musical skill rarely seen in someone her age. She is entirely in her element when performing on stage – at once commanding and playful, yet also capable of an emotional delivery that captivates her audiences and displays the raw emotions of young woman navigating her path in life.
Hailing from Oakville, Ontario, Jules has been gaining national and international recognition for her original songs. Most recently, she was selected as one of 10 finalists worldwide in the 2015 IAMA’s (International Acoustic Music Awards) with My Little Soldier, a song about losing a good friend to cancer. This same song also landed Jules as a semi-finalist in the 2014 Unsigned Only Music Competition in the Teen category. And in 2013, her song, Supergirl, was the winning entry in a national contest to open the Girls Who Believe Fest in Toronto. All this (and more) before the age of 14. Not bad.
Jules finds inspiration for her songs from her own experiences and those of others around her. Astonishingly mature for her age, she writes with keen observation of “what I see in the world around me and what I see in other people.” Her songs tell stories of fierce loyalty in the face of adversity (Heart of Armor), believing in yourself (Never Give Up), and of course experiencing the fun that life has to offer (City Lights).
Jules credits her strong, unique singing style to voice teacher Amanda Mabro, and her song writing talent to Robin Dell’Unto. With these two talented professionals at her side, Jules has been writing a growing repertoire of original songs and has now recorded her first album.
Heart of Armor, her debut EP, will be released in May 2015. Produced by Karen Kosowski (Emma-Lee, Ash & Bloom), the album is full of five original, insightful and catchy songs, plus an energetic and rocking cover of Joan Osborne’s classic, One of Us, one of Jules’ all-time favorite tunes.
Armed with unwavering drive, sheer musical talent and a wicked sense of humor, Jules proves on her first album that she is a rare and superb musical force; one that is only just getting started.