Jules Drade

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Versatile Latin Singer, guitarist and live looper. With 20 years experience playing live in Latin America, USA and all over the uk.

Jules Drade has been performing since he was 19 and has amounted B-road experience in different countries playing original music and also covers. He will entertain a crowd with his guitarist skills and with his amazing vocal range. Jules Drade is a Singer, Songwriter/Producer & Sound Engineer. He graduated with a diploma in Sound Engineering from the London Alchemea College of Sound. Jules Drade originally from Latin America, Peru, left his home to pursue his musical career and develop his own style of singing and songwriting. He has lived in Europe, Madrid and the US, Miami, Oakland & Washington for most of his life and is currently living in London. Jules is heavily influenced by his cultural surroundings, ultimately describing what he feels and sees and creating music to share his experience with the world. He uses music to understand his reality and connect to others emotions through his work. Jules Drade intends to give life to music using tools provided by Latin grooves, Rock, Pop and Electronica as a foundation to his work. He is always open to experimentation, fusion and original ideas. His father is the famous Peruvian Singer-Songwriter Julio Andrade, who has been his guiding influence and mentor. Jules Drade has recorded a solo album and is currently working on his new band Imperio Bamba, in which he is exploring the Latin American style cumbia. He is also working as a producer with up-and-coming artists from different parts of the world. “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Bob Marley

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Jules' Reviews

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Igor S
1 year ago, for a Private event in 55 Orsman Rd
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5 out of 5

Julio is a very talented, experienced and versatile guitar player and performer. Reliable and professional, he's always commited to providing the best sound quality and musical experience. An excellent guitar player, Julio is confortable playing in different styles, such as rock and latin, and singing both in English and Spanish. 5 star review.

Victoria B
1 year ago, for a Private event in 3-4 Moulsham St
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5 out of 5

Jules is a fantastic performer who always pleases our crowd. He is energetic and has a beautiful voice and manner. He is reliable and well worth getting for your gig. Jules is ready to talk to and always makes us feel brilliant. We use him for regular salsa party nights but he can play a wide variety of Latino music hits for any occasion. I'd highly recommend him for any event that wants to bring class and the energy and joy of live music to it's audience.

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Jules' Song list

Billie jean – caetano veloso
Besame mucho
Hero- Enrique Iglesias
Despacito – luis fonsi
No woman no cry- bob marley
Aint no sunshine- bill withers
Macarena- los del rio
Maria maria – Santana
Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
All Of Me - John Legend
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Budapest - George Ezra
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Black
Why Does It Always Rain On Me - Travis
Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie
Stuck In The Middle With You - Steelers Wheel
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
With Or Without You - U2
Wonderwall - Oasis
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Dakota - Stereophonics
Spanish songs
English songs
Chan Chan - buena vista social club (Mim)
Guantanamera (Sol)
Camisa Negra – Juanes (Fam)
A dios le pido - Juanes (Lam)
Corazon Espinado – mana (Lam)
Besame Mucho – (Rem)
Oye Como va – santana (Lam)
Bamboleo - gypsy kings (Mi m)
volare - gypsy kings (Re)
djobi, djoba - gypsy kings (FMaj)
Cuarto de Tula - bvsc (Lam)
Despacito – fonsi (solm)
Bailando - enrique Iglesias (Mim)
Reggaeton lento (Mim)
Bilirrubina - juan luis Guerra (Do)
Bachata rosa - juan luis Guerra (fa)
burbujas de amor - juan luis guerra (Do)
plastico - ruben blades (Em7)
la negra tomasa - compay segundo (F#m)
matador - Cadillacs (Lam)
Ai seu te pego – (Si)
Gota Fria - carlos vives (solm)
La Tierra del Olvido - carlos vives (Do)
Regresa - mauricio mesones (Solm)
Quién será – (Mim)
Cancion del mariachi (Mim)
Los Caminos de la vida – vicentico (Lam)
No te apartes de mi - vicentico (Sol)
Huellas - joe vasconsuelo (original)
Para no verte mas - la mosca (DO)
Por que yo en el amor soy un idiota (La)
Que no quede huella – (Lam)
Tabaco y chanel – (Sol)
king of the bongo - manu chao (Lam)
clandestino - manu chao (Fa#m)
me gustas tu - manu chao (Bm)
lambada - (F#m)
danza kuduro - (Do)
la vida es un carnaval - celia cruz(Lam)
obsesion - aventura (LA)
eres - cafe tacuba (Lam)
atrevete -calle 13 (C#m)
vivir mi vida - marc anthony (Bm)
el taxi - pitbull (Re)
La bamba - ritchie valens (Do)
Can’t take my eyes off you - Elvis Presley (Do) samba reggae
Billie jean - Caetano Veloso (Rem) samba
Hit the road - ray Charles (La) salsa
Wicked games- Chris Isaac (Sim) cumbia
Careless whispers- George Michael (Do#m) cumbia
No woman no cry - Bob Marley (Si) samba reggae
Oh baby - Brittney spears (Sim) merengue
Sweet dreams - Rita Indiana (Sim) reggae/merengue
Ain’t no sunshine - bill withers (Lam) cumbia/salsa
Lovely day - bill withers (Mi) cumbia
Just the 2 of us - bill withers (DoMaj) cumbia
Let’s stay together - Al green (original) cumbia
Summertime - sublime (Lam) rumba
Englishman in new york – sting (Em) cumbia/salsa
If you leave me now - (Amaj7) cumbia/rumba
Last train to london - (Em) cumbia
More than a woman - bee gees (Cmaj7) cumbia
Waiting in vain - bob Marley (ReMaj) reggae
Ordinary people – john legend (BbMaj7) rumba
crazy - gnarls barkley (Lam) cumbia
wonderwall - oasis (Em) rumba
get lucky - daft punk (lam) rumba
chasing cars - snow patrol (LA) cumbia
stand by me - (LA) bachata
she will be loved - maroon 5 (Lam) bachata
save tonight - eagle eye cherry (Lam) salsa
wasn't me -shaggy (Do) cumbia
she will be loved - maroon 5 (Lam) bachata
hey ya - outkast (Sol) samba reggae
shape of you - ed sheeran (Sibm) reggaeton
the thong song - sisqo (Em) rumba
dilemma - nelly (Gm7) cumbia
Love of my life - dave mathews and santana
let's get together - al
summertime - sublime
huellas - José vasconselos
hit the road jack - ray charles
cuarto de tula - buena vista social club
los caminos de la vida - vicentico
la vida es un carnaval - Celia cruz

Jules' Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


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Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

As long we communicate and both parties are happy with the changes, there isn't a problem, I can be flexible.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, I can bring the music of your choice to play before and/or after the performance. we must discuss in detail for times and if music required is not on my playlist. Prices can be discussed for this extra.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually need about 30-45 minutes to set up. Once everything is up and running I can play some music for your guest to feel a vibe.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

I am happy for you to have a look at my set list and choose your favorite songs.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

yes, I bring everything I need to perform.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, I can learn any song you want me to, if its a special one and not on my list, there will be an extra charge of £20

What do your clients love most about your performances?

That I play all songs with a little bit of a personal touch, passionately and with precision.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've played in many stages here in the UK, I have also played in the US, Peru, Chile, and Spain.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

the Beatles

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I've played for 50,000 people back home as lead guitarist for a big solo ac. We played in the city centre as a celebration of Peru independence day.
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Arranger, Audio engineer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Composer, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Instrumental teaching, Ableton Live
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