Music and Visual Art go hand in hand for Kingston, Ontario based, indie-folk artist, Julia Finnegan. Each is an integral part of her life as an artist. As a visual artist, colours are the words used to convey images, and as a singer-songwriter she is able to paint images with her words. - "The visual evokes thought, and the thought evokes a visual. "
Her music is influenced by legends such as Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. She garners inspiration from the works of Amy Winehouse, Sarah Harmer, and Brandi Carlile, to name a few. Although influenced by these great musicians Julia's sound is unique.
"Julia Finnegan isn't trying to sound like anyone; thank goodness for that. Her unique sound stands above the crowd on its own merits. Her music screams "indie artist" yet there's something sincerely pop-oriented about it. She could easily be a commercial success while maintaining the integrity of her sound."
- Mark Bergin
Kingston Heritage Newspaper
Adding to Julia's unique sound is her gift as a lyricist. Her heartfelt lyrics are poignant, clever, and thoughtful. There is a maturity to her lyrics that reaches beyond her years. "Even the premise of her song Dear John is brilliant." - Mark Bergin
"I got a book called The Lennon Letters," she says. "It's different letters John Lennon wrote. There's a series of letters he wrote to his first wife, Cynthia. As the letters progressed, they grew more distant. I wrote Dear John as a reply to the letters."
Julia has been singing and playing guitar for audiences in Kingston since 2010. She feels very fortunate to be a part of a city with such a bustling and vibrant music scene. "It is hard not to feel inspired in a city like Kingston."
Julia's music has been welcomed by audiences from Toronto to Montreal.
Julia has completed her Bachelor of Fine Art Degree at Queen's University and has finished an intense Music Business Program at Humber College in Toronto. Her first EP Thoughts Collide received radio play around the region and coast to coast on CBC radio.
Her 1st full length album will be available this Fall.