‘sensational, uplifting, spine chilling, dazzling, musically surprising, effortlessly grandiose, soulful, howling, life lessons rearranged, groovy, hallelujah music, on a rocket piloted by nina simone‘
Julitha Ryan’s grand debut album The Lucky Girl features a big voice – her own – backed by an all-star cast of Melbourne’s most intuitive musicians presenting a dramatic and idiosyncratic suite of 12 songs specifically designed to be heard from start to finish. Best known as the keyboard player in Melbourne instrumental band Silver Ray, Julitha pulls out all the stops for The Lucky Girl, playing half a dozen instruments on the record.
Julitha has recorded and performed with The Dead Salesmen and the Hope Addicts, Charlie Marshall, Hugo Race and Mick Harvey. Most notably Silver Ray released 4 albums to wide acclaim during the 2000’s, and toured the UK supporting Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds in the middle of that decade. She has also played the role of string and vocal arranger on multiple albums.
‘The Lucky Girl’ was written, arranged and produced by Ryan, and recorded and mixed by Andrew ‘Idge’ Hehir at Soundpark Studios, Northcote, Australia and mastered by Andy Stewart @ The Mill, Woolamai Australia.
The Lucky Girl is available now on VINYL, CD & Digital Download through julitharyan.com
Julitha is currently performing with a full 9-piece band including brass and string section and 5 backing vocalists.
released 15 October 2012
Julitha Ryan – Vocals, keys, cello, clarinet, vocal/horn/strong arrangements
Gregory Day- Vocals (‘Run Out The Door’)
Andy Papadopoulos – Basses
James Lee – Acoustic Guitar
Dave Creese – Drums
Dimitri Kyriakou - Bouzouki
Bronwyn Henderson – violin
Hilary Blackshaw – Violin
Brett Poliness – Percusssion
Andrew ‘Idge’ Hehir – Percussion
Matt Habben – Tenor Sax
Adam Hutterer – Trombone
Gavin Cornish – Trumpet
The Wall of Men - Vocals
ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY JULITHA RYAN
(STARS IN THE SKY / CO-WRITTEN WITH MIRIAM BRIGGS)
ARRANGED & PRODUCED BY JULITHA RYAN (YOU’LL NEVER CATCH ME & THE POEM / STRING ARRANGEMENT: BRONWYN HENDERSON) ENGINEER & ASSISTANT PRODUCER: ANDREW ‘IDGE’ HEHIR
ALL SONGS JULITHA RYAN / 2012 • THE LUCKY GIRL SILVER RAY PRODUCTIONS / 2012 UNAUTHORISED COPYING, HIRING, LENDING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCAST OF THIS RECORDING IS PROHIBITED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
RECORDED & MIXED AT SOUNDPARK STUDIOS, NORTHCOTE, AUSTRALIA ADDITIONAL VOCAL RECORDING: CHRIS CHAPPLE MASTERED BY ANDY STEWART, THE MILL, WOOLAMAI, AUSTRALIA
PHOTOGRAPHY: SIAN BLOHM • DESIGN: ASH OSWALD @ HEY THERE’S ME WWW.HEYTHERESME.COM