London-based, New York native and singer-songwriter Julian Velard “adopts an alter-ego, the suave Mr. Saturday Night” for his “piano-pop” (- Daily Mail UK) sophomore release available November 1, 2011 in the U.S.
Released in the U.K. earlier this year, the Daily Mail notes “‘Love Again For The First Time’ could be prime-time Billy Joel, while the upbeat, tongue-in-cheek ‘Fellow American’ echoes Randy Newman. A tunesmith who has written for Olly Murs, he deserves a break in his own right.”
Mr. Saturday Night has all the hallmarks of a classic pop record, and sees Julian turn the singer-songwriter stereotype on its head, swapping sincerity for sarcasm. Written in London, the album features classic piano pop given a Broadway makeover with influences of 70’s Elton John and inspired by British theatricality, light-heartedness and the sheer joy of straightforward pop. All the while, performed by a fictional bow-tie wearing character of Julian’s own invention named Mr. Saturday Night.