Julian Velard’s musical stylings and comedic timing have made him a fixture in both the comedy and music scenes in his native America, and have created cult followings overseas in the UK and The Netherlands. His music initially took hold a decade ago, where praise from The Guardian, Time Out London, and The Sunday Times led to a major label record deal.
He’s toured internationally as an opening act for artists such as Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Goldfrapp, and he has shared the stage with a host of comedians including Will Ferrell, Reggie Watts, Paul Scheer, and Wyatt Cenac. His ability to transition seamlessly between both worlds has led to regular appearances on The Howard Stern Show and NPR’s Ask Me Another. In 2017, he was an artist in residence at the prestigious Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater in New York City.
Velard has written scores of songs for the internet and beyond including the viral sensation HP Joelcraft which was featured in Mashable, The AV Club, and Nerdist Additionally, Fancy Words for Failure, Velard’s latest album, was profiled in The Wall Street Journal.
Julian has a pair of new releases planned for the coming year: the debut of Comfort Zone, his collaboration with comedian Brooke Van Poppelen, and an EP of songs about fatherhood called Sad Dad