Julie Natalie Erikssen is an artist whose grace appeals.
Brilliant songwriter, she writes stories and imagine poetic universes that she illustrates through an aerial and elegant music. She is not only appreciated as a touching singer but also as a full musician and producer.
Born in Normandy (France), she waited until the age of five to study classical piano and music theory. She swore by Chopin's Nocturnes at the time until she discovered singing at church. Then her teenage years were a period of folk, rock and country music which led her to learn the guitar and give her first concerts at the tender age of 13. She was spotted on stage and signed a contract with Sony Music France under the name of "Jody" at 19 and released the two singles "Dans ce monde" and "Entre l'ombre et la lumière".
With her incessant thirst for discovery, she agreed to work on several projects of different kind of music before forming her first jazz quartet, realizing her childhood dream of singing the standards of the Great American Songbook. She has learned jazz in schools but especially among experienced Parisian musicians who became her masters. She has been called to collaborate by famous artists such as Ali Jackson (Aretha Franklin, Diana Krall etc.) or Manu Katche (Sting, Peter Gabriel, Joni Mitchell etc.).
After having played alone in piano bars and being called and comped by the best french jazz musicians for many years, she feels like home on stage and releases a lot of sincerity with an astonishing natural charisma and a healing radiant smile. With an impressive path with so many extraordinary experiences such as her participation at big french TV shows like "The Voice" (Season 3) or Fort Boyard (2004), her concerts in huge venues such as AccorHotels Arena or the Eiffel Tower Stage (300 000 people), she still keeps a true authencity and commitment to music that she considered as sacred.
She wrote (music and lyrics), then arranged and produced the 12 songs of her first album in 3 chapters "Out Of Chaos". The single "Breathe" has been released at the same time in february 2018. Her second album is being recorded now and will be released in fall 2020.