Julia Kay began singing in Russia (Yekaterinburg) in 1988 and her first performances were at school.
In 1996 she won her first singing competition in a local musical festival – ‘Fantasies of the Stars’.
In 2001 Julia won a local TV singing contest – ‘Miracle of love’. In 2002 an LG-sponsored karaoke song contest followed, and from that time on a qualified vocal tutor, Stan Berd, helped Julia discover and master her vocal range and reach her potential within pop, soul, and jazz genres. Shortly after, Julia gave several concerts with her fellow musicians featuring both local and foreign performers, and also shared the stage with a known pop-band ‘Bad Boys Blue’.
In December of 2004, in collaboration with Stan Berd and an arranger, guitarist and songwriter Yuri Zlokazov, Julia started her solo project under her stage name ‘Julia Kay’. The trio recorded several songs – ‘The Muse’, ‘At your home’, ‘Saving Rain’, ‘Angel Teardrops’ and ‘Christmas Night’, directed towards distribution on local radio stations. This project left a remarkable impact on all live audiences with nothing but praise from all reviewers for the quality and the amazing vocal performance by the young talented singer.
In August of 2007 Julia recorded two more songs – ‘Baby Blues’ and ‘Spirit Of Moonlight Sax’, in collaboration with a singer-songwriter and arranger Alexander Kulayev and the talented blind pianist Rafil Mineyev, who at various times performed with such reputable musicians as Ray Charles, Deborah Brown and Oleg Lundstrem Jazz Orchestra.
In December of 2010 ‘Baby Blues’ was re-recorded with edited lyrics under the name‘Cry Baby’.
In July of 2011 Julia took part in the production of the World War Z movie where had a scene opposite Brad Pitt.
In summer of 2013 Julia recorded another original song called Lady Shadow.
Currently, Julia is working on the next, blues song, ‘If you forever could be mine’, also performing in live venues in Los Angeles.