I have followed Julian’s progress since he was a boy . Every time I hear him he gets better and better . I can hear his influences, but, with his beautiful delicate sound and perfect time, he really is ‘his own man’. With this album Julian has really arrived !
Julian is now an exciting and versatile saxophonist. However, during his formative years as a music student, and as a professional musician, Julian refused all requests to play
saxophones, on the basis that none of the world’s great clarinet maestro’s ‘doubled’ on other reed instruments .
It was only when he learned that master clarinettist Eddie Daniels ( who he revered ! ) was playing saxophones that Julian relented and introduced both alto and tenor saxes into his repertoire with his latin influenced jazz funk ‘Dream Band’ .
Today, he also plays alto sax with trombone ace Ian Bateman’s ‘Kick Ass Brass’ and tenor sax backing bluesman Paul Jones with the award-winning Digby Fairweather Band.
Reviewing a George Melly gig at the Ronnie Scott Club, critic Clive Davis of ‘The Times’ wrote; “ the Digby Fairweather band has a secret weapon in Julian Marc Stringle, he glides effortlessly from silky smooth clarinet to raunchy tenor sax direct from the south-side of Chicago” Julian has played sax with Meatloaf at Wembley Stadium and with Tina Turner in Monaco.