Julien’s musical journey started in 2007 when he arrived for the first time in the Philippines. Although Julien was still working as an international reporter where he published several reports in the Usa Today, the Economist and the New York Time Magazine he decided to learn the guitar and started to write his own songs. Following a spiritual journey in Mexico in 2008, he realized that his biggest dream was to become an international artist and contribute to promote peace and unity through music.
Julien came back in the Philippines in 2009, a few months after his arrival Julien met Jimmy Antiporda, one of the most respected producers of the Philippines who recently worked with Charice and Maria Aragon. After listening to Julien’s song “No More Divisions”, Jimmy offered him to produce and make a music video for the song. Following the release of the video on You Tube, Julien got invited to play at the Asian Music Conference, Music Matter Festival, held in Hong Kong in May 2010. The same year, Julien performed at the opening of the China Music Industry Park in Shanghai. Since then his music video got aired on Myx, Channel V and Kiss Tv in Spain.
Julien officially launched his career in the Philippines in 2011 with his first SM Mall Tour, performing in 20 cities in Metro Manila. The same year, he performed at the Panagbenga Flower Festival in Baguio and opened for the first Malasimbo Festival in Puerto Galera.
Julien’s music has been noted for displaying a wide variety of styles and influences, including pop, funk, reggae and hip hop. Juan Manila, from Juan Manila Express says “Julien Drolon sound is universal and refreshing too”. As a child he was highly influenced by artists such as Jamiroquai, Bob Marley and Michael Jackson and would often impersonate these artists from a young age.
In November 2011, Julien’s french/tagalog version of “Ipagpatawad Mo” reached the charts of Myx and Channel V. The video shots in Paris and Manila featured Miss Universe Philippines 2010, Venus Raj. Following the release of “Ipagpatawad Mo” Julien made several Tv guestings on Tv Patrol, TFC Channel, 24 Oras and Jessica Soho among others. He also lent his voice for some local soap operas with two of his original songs “Free To Love” and “Maybe Because”.
Julien recently signed a contract to distribute his album in China through China Mobile and he will be starting a Robinson Mall Tour in the following weeks to promote his album around the Philippines before going back to Europe where he will promote “Phil So Good” in France and Spain.
- Ipagpatawad Mo Photos
- Upcoming Tour