Based: Cape Town
Julian Bach is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from South Africa.
He lived most of his early years in Strand, a coastal town not too far from Cape Town. It was there and then—affected and afflicted by a number of unrelated and almost random influences like The Beatles, Nirvana, Rancid and Fleetwood Mac — that he first succumbed to the rush of writing his own songs.
There used to be an old beach café right by the ocean. Inside, kids of all creeds would gather and enthusiastically appreciate their favourite local noisemakers. It was here that Julian cut his teeth, in the early 2000’s, with the first of many bands: Sourdough.
A lot has changed for him since those days in the quaint suburbs, but the core of it remains the same: to make music for the sake of making music. His debut solo album, Man On The Bicycle, harks back to the simplicity of youth and is punctuated by moments of nostalgia and wistfulness that only growing up can incite.
Fast forward a few years later, 2020 to be exact, and Julian has just finalized recording his brand new album, due for release later this year. This album is the result of a three-year home recording adventure and will be his most honest and insightful work to date, all while keeping the music creative, powerful and catchy!
Julian’s new music captures a quality of songwriting entirely unique to him; his writing is insightful, creative and sometimes a bit strange, but somehow still manages to sound familiar.