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January 21, 1990 | Chris Willman
Fordham is the VH-1 generation's latest politically correct but innocuous torch singer. (Her superfluous nod to the rain forests in the middle of a romantic ballad here is as much a non sequitur as last year's apartheid reference.) The sentimental writing on this sophomore effort is not without intelligent touches, yet the once-shunned, now-hep easy-listening approach virtually defies you to pay attention.
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December 10, 2009
Comedy mainstay and KCRW-FM host Harry Shearer and his wife, singer Judith Owen , host their "Holiday Sing-A-Long," featuring Julia Fordham , Christopher Guest , Jane Lynch , "Weird Al" Yankovic and pianist C.J. Vanston (plus surprise guests), an evening filled with tunes and irreverent wit. Come at 6 p.m. for a no-host bar and appetizers. All proceeds go to KCRW. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. 7 p.m. Sunday. $50 to $75 (sold out).www.kcrw.com/events/holiday-sing-a-long.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 2002
I really appreciated Don Heckman's "Versatile Vocalists Shouldn't Be Overlooked" (Jazz Spotlight, Feb. 24). There are many talented female vocalists playing small clubs and getting virtually no radio play. The British chanteuse-songwriter Julia Fordham, with her four-octave range, played at the Coach House, UCLA and the Soho club in Santa Barbara two weeks ago promoting an upcoming album. I caught the Santa Barbara show, and was amazed that Fordham has the same vocal range and strength in person as she does on her inventive recordings.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 2002
I really appreciated Don Heckman's "Versatile Vocalists Shouldn't Be Overlooked" (Jazz Spotlight, Feb. 24). There are many talented female vocalists playing small clubs and getting virtually no radio play. The British chanteuse-songwriter Julia Fordham, with her four-octave range, played at the Coach House, UCLA and the Soho club in Santa Barbara two weeks ago promoting an upcoming album. I caught the Santa Barbara show, and was amazed that Fordham has the same vocal range and strength in person as she does on her inventive recordings.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2009
Comedy mainstay and KCRW-FM host Harry Shearer and his wife, singer Judith Owen , host their "Holiday Sing-A-Long," featuring Julia Fordham , Christopher Guest , Jane Lynch , "Weird Al" Yankovic and pianist C.J. Vanston (plus surprise guests), an evening filled with tunes and irreverent wit. Come at 6 p.m. for a no-host bar and appetizers. All proceeds go to KCRW. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. 7 p.m. Sunday. $50 to $75 (sold out).www.kcrw.com/events/holiday-sing-a-long.
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May 10, 1990 | DENNIS HUNT
You may walk into a Julia Fordham show whistling a happy tune, but don't expect to leave that way. The young singer-songwriter will wipe that smile off your face--fast. She's a compelling singer who infuses her songs with as much ache and pain as possible, but Fordham, who played the Henry Fonda Theatre on Monday, also makes an impact with a style that's subtle and minimalist. Songs like "Girlfriend" and "Porcelain" are intensely personal tales that probe the sad, painful side of romance.
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June 26, 1999 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Natalie Merchant, Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow and, of course, Sarah McLachlan, are musicians who readily pop into mind when someone mentions Lilith Fair. But what about Julia Fordham? The British singer-songwriter-guitarist played several Lilith dates last year. She also has sold a combined 2 million records and scored two top-40 hits (1988's "Happily Ever After" and 1989's "Where Does the Time Go").
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October 26, 1988 | CHRIS WILLMAN
There was a time when even the most elementary student of pop music could tell the difference between hip and easy listening . That was, of course, before the days of such smooth operators and post-lounge lizards as Sade, Simply Red and Everything but the Girl. To that list you can add Julia Fordham, a low-key, high-voiced Englishwoman who made her local debut Monday at the Roxy.
NEWS
January 31, 2002
* The Chemical Brothers, "Come With Us," Astralwerks Celebrating all the diversity electronic music has to offer, the British duo has truly earned its reputation as the best in the business. Also: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, "Body & Soul," Real World Baby S, "Street Fractions," Ruthless Records Citizen Cope, "Citizen Cope," DreamWorks Cracker, "Forever," Back Porch Julia Fordham, "Concrete Love," Division One/Atlantic Montell Jordan, "R U With Me?"
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 2001 | RICHARD CROMELIN
* Tickets go on sale Sunday for a concert by A Perfect Circle, above, Feb. 6 at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center. . . . Tickets will be available Saturday for B.B. King's March 1 date at the Wiltern Theatre and two shows at the Roxy: the Donnas with Bratmobile Feb. 22 and Junior Brown March 23. . . . Southern Culture on the Skids and the Amazing Crowns share the bill at the Troubadour on Jan. 30. . . . Scratch, Dice Raw & Kamal headlines the Key Club Feb. 8. . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 1999 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Natalie Merchant, Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow and, of course, Sarah McLachlan, are musicians who readily pop into mind when someone mentions Lilith Fair. But what about Julia Fordham? The British singer-songwriter-guitarist played several Lilith dates last year. She also has sold a combined 2 million records and scored two top-40 hits (1988's "Happily Ever After" and 1989's "Where Does the Time Go").
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 1990 | DENNIS HUNT
You may walk into a Julia Fordham show whistling a happy tune, but don't expect to leave that way. The young singer-songwriter will wipe that smile off your face--fast. She's a compelling singer who infuses her songs with as much ache and pain as possible, but Fordham, who played the Henry Fonda Theatre on Monday, also makes an impact with a style that's subtle and minimalist. Songs like "Girlfriend" and "Porcelain" are intensely personal tales that probe the sad, painful side of romance.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 1990 | Chris Willman
Fordham is the VH-1 generation's latest politically correct but innocuous torch singer. (Her superfluous nod to the rain forests in the middle of a romantic ballad here is as much a non sequitur as last year's apartheid reference.) The sentimental writing on this sophomore effort is not without intelligent touches, yet the once-shunned, now-hep easy-listening approach virtually defies you to pay attention.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 1988 | CHRIS WILLMAN
There was a time when even the most elementary student of pop music could tell the difference between hip and easy listening . That was, of course, before the days of such smooth operators and post-lounge lizards as Sade, Simply Red and Everything but the Girl. To that list you can add Julia Fordham, a low-key, high-voiced Englishwoman who made her local debut Monday at the Roxy.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012
Join actor-comedian Harry Shearer ("The Simpsons," "Le Show") and his wife, singer-songwriter and humorist Judith Owen, for an irreverent night of holiday laughs and catchy music that will have you singing along. Special guests include Richard Thompson, Julia Fordham, "Weird Al" Yankovic, C.J. Vanston, Jane Lynch and more. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. Fri. 8 p.m. $50. (310) 855-0350; http://www.largo-la.com. For the Record : An earlier version of this item indicated that Katey Sagal, Michael McKean and Annette O'Toole would be part of this show.
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