Julia lage

Bass Player,Singer,Songwriter

Julia started playing the bass at the age of 13 inspired by bassist Geddy Lee of the band Rush.  

At the age of 17 Julia joined the critically acclaimed and nationally celebrated Brazilian band Barra Da Saia. 

During her tenure in the band Julia contributed as bassist, vocalist, front person, and songwriter,  from the year 2000 until June 2013.   

Julia’s influence from rock music as well as her Latin Jazz background was essential in carving out the sound of the bands 2007 release titled ‘Barra Da Saia-Roça n Roll’ whichlead to a nomination for a Latin Grammy.

 

In 2009 and 2010 the band expaned their career performing at Argentina's largest music festival ( Chamamme Festival) which was televised nationally.  

 

In 2011 Julia and her band performed in front of 3 million people at the New Years Eve celebration in Avenida Paulista in her home town of Sao Paulo.

In her country of Brazil she has performed on every major television show including several  performances on Hebe Camargo’s show who is considered to be the ‘Brazilian Oprah’, as well as Domingão do Faustão which is the ,most watched television show in the country.

 

With a BA in music from Santa Marcelina College Julia is now residing in Los Angeles California where she is continuing her musical journey.  

 

Julia continues to build an international presence having participated in 2013 Julia as bassist on a European tour for world renown  guitarist Richie Kotzen who is considered a virtuoso by his peers.                                                                      

                                 

Julia continues to build an international presence having participated twice in the National festival of Chamame in Argentina as well as  touring in 2015  as the bassist/background singer for the band Kicking Harold      on their USA tour opening for the American super group The Winery Dogs .

                                                       

That same year Julia performed on American Idol’s Finale show supporting world renowned artist Janelle Monáe and the  rapper Jidenna as a taiko drummer.

 

She has also performed on stage as bassist and background singer with Pat Travers, Elliot Easton (The Cars), Micheal Sweet ( Striper), Barry Goudreau ( Boston ), George Lynch, Mark Hudson (Aerosmith) Nuno Bettencourt ( Extreme ) Mark McGrath (Shugarae), Glen Sobel ( Alice Cooper), among others.

In the end of 2017 Julia was personally asked to join the worldwide renowned band Trans-Siberian Orchestra as the substitute bass player on call for their shows. The band ranked number 5 in gross revenue in 2017,with $61.5 million globally.

 

Julia is also the  co-founder of the band Phoeneix Rising, and currently works on writing, recording and producing the new album of the band.

With her musical depth, stage presence and many years experience headlining  arenas Julia is ready to take her career to the next level. 

  “After spending 13 proud years with my band in Brazil I decided I needed to experience something new and recently moved to The United States. I am hoping to share my experience and  influences with new people and elevate my creativity to a new place.”

 

When posed the question ‘Why do you play music?’  Julia responds…

  "I have a lot of creative energy and ideas I feel like I need to express,and for me music is the perfect outlet."

 

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