Julian joined Steeleye in 2010 as replacement for Ken Nicol. The first tour he was did was 'Now We are Six Again' when the band played the whole album on tour which was followed by a live album release. In 2013 Julian wrote three songs for the 'Wintersmith' project including the 'main' theme song 'The Dark Morris Song' which was played on 'Later with Jools Holland' and received good radio airtime. He also wrote 'You' and 'Summer Lady'.
Julian has contributed heavily to the last two studio albums 'Dodgy Bastards' & 'Est'd 1969' where he has written songs and adapted traditional lyrics to new arrangements and melodies. In recent tours he has played Guitar, Keyboard, Mandolin and Accordion with the introduction of Spud Sinclair on lead guitar providing opportunities for a wider range musical arrangements. Julian has also taken on the role of 'Album Co-ordinator' as well as co-producer on the recent Steeleye Albums and is an integral and vital part of today's Steeleye.
Multi talented Julian comes from a background in acting; musical theatre; Musical Direction as well as being a musician and composer in his own right, working with Charlie Dore and Gerry Rafferty for many years.
Charlie Dore and Julian Littman
Julian has worked closely with Charlie since they first performed together in the early 70's. They tour, record and co-write regularly together and recently released the album 'Dark Matter', a taster of which is on the video opposite/above. They have also scored music for TV shows ('Two Thousand Acres of Sky') and written songs for other artists including Sheena Easton.
You can keep up to date with their various projects on Charlie's website: https://www.charliedore.com/
ACTING / THEATRE
Julian has appeared in many TV shows and films including Madonna's film EVITA where he was 'Brother Juan' and 'London Boulevard'. He appeared in episodes of 'Holby City'; 'The Bill'; 'Doctors; 'The Sweeney; 'Juliet Bravo' and even 'Tuckers Luck'!
Julian has been in many theatre productions both acting and as a musician. He has appeared in 'We will Rock You', 'Return to the Forbidden Planet'; 'Pump Boys and Dinettes', 'A Day at the Racists' amongst others. He was also the Musical Director on various shows including the revival of 'Hair'.
Julian was one the early regular musicians on the children's TV series 'Rainbow' where he started working with Charlie Dore. He appeared in 1973/1974 so of course a clip from way back then is a must.....