Julie Masi

Born in Canada, Julie started her career in Winnipeg Manitoba with her first single “Money Man” and went on to record her first album “Boxton” with a 21 piece big band. She moved into radio and television where she co-hosted a number of variety shows and did numerous voiceover and jingle work. She was also a guest singer with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. As lead singer and percussionist she toured across Canada, northern United States, Germany, England, Jamaica with the band “The Parachute Club” to promote their 3 gold albums, 1 Platinum album which were produced by Daniel Lanois (also produced U2, Peter Gabriel, Neville Brothers, Bob Dylan), Michael Beinhorn (of Material), John Oates (of Hall & Oates).

Julie found herself working on other artists’ demos and albums such as Shirley Eickhard, Alannah Myles, Dan Hill, Bruce Cockburn, to name a few, and was a guest performer on “Tears Are Not Enough” with David Foster and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. In 1991, Julie had relocated to California and worked on several television shows based out of Los Angeles hosted by Tony O’Donnell. She recorded the album “The Rebel Zone” with Lorraine Segato (of the Parachute Club) in Malibu, California. Julie also performed with Jose Feliciano for three consecutive years at the famed Balloon & Wine Festival in Temecula California.

In 2003 Julie returned to Canada and resides in Kelowna, British Columbia. She has been a guest on the Vinyl Café with Stuart McLean, and performed with Roberto Occhipinti at the Jazz and Blues Festival. She wrote and recorded the theme song “Humanity Rocks” for Bicycles’ For Humanity which is a roots organization who collects and sends bicycles to deprived areas in Africa. Julie’s recent appearance at the Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto for The Stephen Lewis Foundation ~ Hope Rising Concert with Annie Lennox along with Sarah MacLauchlan and Angelique Kidjo was a successful fund raiser. Recently Julie has been performing with the top musicians in the Okanagan Valley where she resides.

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