In the few short years since penning her first song, DC-based singer/songwriter Juliet Lloyd has quickly gained a name for herself as a strikingly accomplished songwriter and no-holds barred performer. From thousand-seat amphitheaters to intimate standing-room only cafes, audiences have been held captive by her accessible, memorable songs and easy charm time and time again. She is equally capable of wringing every last emotion out of a heartbreaking ballad as she is ripping into a blazing rocker. Her sophomore album, Leave the Light On, featured a collection of original songs that somehow manage – like Juliet herself – to be both modern and timeless, both personal and universal. Blending elements of pop, rock, and soul, it features standout vocal performances that have become her trademark – “soulful, emotive, and loaded with groove” (Metronome Magazine). Five of the album’s tracks have since been featured on television shows including “The Real World,” “The Hills” and “Tough Love,” and added into rotation at more than 175 radio stations across the country. And now, after hundreds of shows, half a million YouTube views, and social media shout-outs from Lady Gaga and Britney Spears, Juliet is finally back in the studio working on a long-awaited follow-up album.
Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Juliet relocated to Boston in to attend Berklee College of Music on a vocal scholarship. Within a year of playing her first local gig, Juliet had performed, both solo and with her band, in some of Boston’s best clubs and gained the attention of local publications such as the Boston Globe, which proclaimed her to be “on the cusp of stardom.” Following the release of Leave the Light On, Juliet embarked on a tour of festivals and clubs across the country, from Boston to Los Angeles. Highlights included sharing the stage with international act Travis and opening for classic rock legend America in front of an audience of 10,000. Juliet was named ‘best female vocalist in Boston’ in a poll by Boston’s WBZ-TV, and received glowing coverage in print and television media across the northeast, garnering comparisons to piano-driven pop acts such as Keane and The Fray.
Juliet’s songwriting has garnered awards from Billboard Magazine and Berklee College of Music, in addition to being chosen as a semi-finalist in the Acoustic Live competition in Los Angeles and invited to take part in the prestigious NY Songwriters’ Circle. Her debut album, All Dressed Up, featured 9 original songs and garnered immediate comparisons to Steely Dan, Prince, Alicia Keys, and Carole King. Reviewers praised her “soulful songwriting prowess” and “well-crafted lyrics” (Metronome Magazine), while fans consistently marveled at the fact that not a single track on the album is worth skipping – a rarity in today’s single-driven market.
In their review of Leave the Light On, Boston’s Metronome Magazine wrote “with a calling card this good, the sky is the limit for Juliet Lloyd.” Indeed, fans of this emerging artist have much to look forward to in the coming years.