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Juliette is currently
stationed in Ireland where she married Dublin based producer
Les Stapleton, who's latest project Amasis won the Meteor Music Ireland award as Most Promising New Artist 2010. Juliette is currenly involved with this project's behind the scene actions
Facts from the past:
The Underground Cats
Juliette Esper first appearance as a serious singer
was backing for a band called "THE UNDERGROUND CATS" in Tallinn
Estonia. Within the group she was given an opportunity to sing a
couple of songs as a lead vocalist and it showed immediately her
creativity and music ability. After this first show Estonian Musical
press raved about the performance she gave. It was clear that the
new vocal and style the group had found was down to Juliette. This
led shortly to her being offered joint lead vocal partnership within
the group. She accepted it and proved the band made a right choice.
Juliette recorded a demo with The Underground Cats in winter 1996.
By that time she had already had stage experience due to her successful
school pop band, which went by name "SOYUZMULTFILM", named after
a famous Soviet Cartoon Studio. Winning numerous competitions they
toured all over Estonia and Russia with an exciting showcase in
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On from "THE CATS" success Juliette received an excellent proposition
to become a lead singer in a hillbilly band "THE CREAKIN' BOOTS".
At that time it was a dream come true - playing life gigs in pubs
and clubs all over Estonia, an opportunity to play the guitar while
singing, discovering a new world of hillbilly, rockabilly and country
music. The only part it lacked was song-writing as "the BOOTS" mostly
covered old American 50's songs.Their first album "Voodoo Baby"
was released in 1997
Juliette surely was eager to express herself in any possible musical
field, so at the same time while singing hillbilly with "THE CREAKIN'
BOOTS" she appeared numerous times as a guest star singing reggae,
soul, jazz and sometime singing vocal samples for leading Estonian
and Russian DJs ( DJ Cosmonaut, Purple Fog Side)
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In 1998 Juliette's voice attracted attention of a talented composer,
arranger and guitarist Vladimir Dzumkov, Juliette's good friend.
Together with Ziko (bass), Sasha Orlov (keyboards) and cooperating
with a DJ Daddy Lahari they created an initially acid-jazz project
DZUMA, and released their debut album "Dreambox" in March 2002 at
one of the leading Moscow labels SNEGIRI.
In September 1999, Juliette moved to London where
she studied jazz improvisation with Louise
Gibbs and rock, pop & soul vocal techniques at Anton
Browne's singing workshop. Having spent a year in England, Juliette
decided to move to Dublin, Eire.
In 2002 Juliette started exploring
Dublin jazz scene, playing with Dublin leading jazzmen, such as
Herb Dade, Phill Ware, Kevin Brady, Derek Cronin, Malcom O'Brian
Her first independent jazz gig was recorded and self-released by
Juliette on a CD. More about
Juliette jazz moods.
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In March 2003 Juliette joined an alternative pop -rock project with Dublin based band Beatroot.
Ther debut took place in summer 2003 and they worked together untill the spring 2004 when Juliette decided to take a different direction and dedicate more time to her family. The guys still keep working under a new name.
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photo by Ian