About

Julia Bentley is a Canadian-born singer-songwriter and classically-trained pianist. She has performed everywhere from large arenas, to intimate house concerts, to rowdy bars and restaurants across Canada. Never without a sense of humour, she is best known as the co-producer of viral video “Canadian, Please” with over 4.5 millions hits on YouTube – but while her music may be on the pop end of the spectrum, it would hardly be fair to classify it solely as such. With her solo songwriting garnering comparisons to Rufus Wainwright, this multi-instrumentalist and world traveler has no lack of musical influences – with everything from Tom Waits to musical theatre coming seamlessly together in her piano and lyric-driven pop songs. Catchy melodies mix with complex harmonies in her FACTOR-funded debut album, Out of Reach.

“Her songs range from emotionally wrought to downright hilarious, while her influences are equally diverse (they include everyone from Sarah Slean to Britney Spears).”
– London Free Press