Artist Feature: Juli Porpora

We’ve been playlisting Crazy by Juli Porpora here on Phoenix FM over the last week or so, but who is she? We caught up Juli to find out more about her …

Tell us a little bit about your yourself? When did you first start to develop a passion for music?

My passion for music started pretty early. I grew up going to theatre camp so I was in musicals and learning how to sing and harmonize and perform at a young age. I actually started playing guitar by accident when I was 12. My older brother took lessons and one day he decided he didn’t like it and his teacher was already in our driveway so I took his lesson for that day and fell in love with it.

Which artists did you listen to while growing up?

I’ve always been a fan of pop music. I listened to a lot of Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, and Justin Bieber. I also really admired Taylor Swift growing up. She’s the one who inspired me to start writing my own songs. I’ve always loved singer/songwriters like Sara Bareilles, Tori Kelly, and Ed Sheeran.

How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard you before?

I always categorise myself into the singer/songwriter genre but my songs are definitely pop. I love a good acoustic guitar since that’s what most of my songs start out as when I write them. I listen to a lot of musical theatre and I think there’s some influence there as far as the storytelling.

What music have you recorded and released to date?

I have an EP out called “On My Own” which has 6 songs on it.

Which artists do you enjoy listening to at the moment – and do they influence your work?

I’ve been listening to a lot of Ben Platt recently. I really love how he combines the musical theatre world with pop. His first album influenced me a huge amount. I also really love Chelsea Cutler. I got into her recently and I love how honest she is in her lyrics.

Who would your dream collaboration be with?

Taylor Swift.

What are your plans for the future?

I’ve just applied to nursing school but I definitely plan to record another EP soon. I have so many songs that I want to release, it’s just a matter of taking the time to get them recorded.

Where can we find out more about you?

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