Julian MarshallTotnes, Devon,
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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Julian was born in Exeter, Devon, was educated (?) at Dartington Hall School and the Royal College of Music. During his teenage years and early twenties he played a lot of jazz and then leapt with gusto and abandon into song writing and the music business.
Julian is known internationally as co-creator (with Kit Hain) of the 70’s group ‘Marshall Hain’ who enjoyed the massive international hit ‘Dancing in the City’ in 1978.
He was also a member of ‘The Flying Lizards’ – who scored a top 5 hit with ‘Money’ in 1979.
In the 80’s he formed the group ‘Eye to Eye’ with American singer -songwriter Deborah Berg recording two albums for Warner Brothers produced by Steely Dan producer Gary Katz.
He has been a senior A&R man for Polydor Records, has produced records and played as a session musician on both sides of the Atlantic.
Following research on music and evolutionary psychology he delivered a key-note address at the International Sound Colloquium conference, Colorado, USA, summer 1998.
Julian has now enjoyed many years running his own highly successful teaching practise as well as teaching and lecturing in music at Dartington College of Arts, Plymouth University and elsewhere. He also mentors a small roster of young musicians who demonstrate outstanding talent.
In 2002 he reformed ‘Eye to Eye’ with former music partner Deborah Berg and they completed an album of new songs (‘Clean Slate’) co-produced with ‘Roxy Music’ and ‘Talking Heads’ producer Rhett Davies - released summer 2006 in the
the US release.
2006. Julian’s major preoccupation is as artist and collaborator. His life long love of improvisation is now very much taking centre stage with solo performances as well as in collaboration with artist/physical performer Emma Roberts.
He is also developing various educational projects on the theme of improvisation and has begun research for a radio (or possibly television) series.
Julian is married to Arabella (they married in 1978) and they have two children – Gabriel and Solomon.