King spent earlier years singing in and around folk
Moving to Leeds in the early 80s, Julie
hung around with local musicians until someone noticed
her and invited her to join 'Through the Looking Glass'
(an eclectic bunch of misfit visionaries who created
visual extravaganzas in the mould of Alice Cooper
schlock horror and music which throbbed with the spirit
80s). Doomed to destruction by it's very individuality,
some of the music, written by Guy Manning, ended up
the early Manning albums.
Guy and Julie later worked
on more commercial project but these were abandoned
Guy moved off into the musical wonderland that is prog
and left Julie happily retired.
Guy then rudely
Julie's quiet musings and invited her to join the revamped
Over her time in MANNING, Julie's
work has included
backing vocals on Songs from the Bilston House,
a duet with Guy on Valentine's Night from Number
Ten and she was also featured on 4 Egos
from The Tangent's Not as Good as the Book album.
In 2011, she took the lead role of 'Harrett Hordern'
on "A Night at the Savoy, 1933" on the MANNING
In the Manning Elektrik band, Julie performed additional
On the Damanek album, she adds her warm vocal touches to many of the choral voice arrangements.
"It would not be an album of my design without Julie being Involved. Whether vocally or just through her support of me!!
Love her to bits " (Guy)