Julia Spitale is a folk, pop singer/songwriter from North Vancouver, BC, Canada. She released her first album in 2009, Songs from the Cottage to embark on her first tour across BC. She then recorded the single Women or Man #4 in 2011 with Collide Entertainment before leaving on the Wheely Slow Cooking Tour; performing on farms across Canada. She released her second album in 2017, Good Again, recorded at the Vancouver Public Library (Inspiration Lab). Her songs are playful and introspective.
Julia started writing songs in 2009, playing at open mics in Kitsilano and around Vancouver. With support from family and friends she continued to perform at venues such as Backstage Lounge, Railway Club, Jericho Arts Centre, Trees Organic Coffee Cafe, Cafe Du Soleil and local festivals such as Make Music and Harmony Arts.
Soon after she would tour BC, playing house concerts and local coffee shops. Then in 2010, she wrote a song with the kids of Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Then in 2011, she embarked on the Wheely Slow Cooking Tour with fellow singer/songwriter Shera Kelly. The two performed concerts on farms, cooked meals with their hosts and interviewed farmers about where their food comes from. Sharing online webisodes along the way, they toured from Salt Spring Island to Halifax (30 communities in two months). The trip was completely unplanned and as attention for the tour grew, it began getting picked up by media outlets including; CBC Halifax Radio, Vancouver Courier, North Shore News and CBC The Early Edition. When returning back to Vancouver, they did speaking engagements including PechaKucha Vancouver at the Vogue Theatre, PechaKucha Salt Spring, local high schools and sustainable food events.
In 2016, she wrote Steel Hands and performed it at the Ironworkers Memorial Service in Vancouver in honour of the men who lost their lives during the Second Narrows Bridge Disaster of 1958. The song was featured on Vancouver is Awesome.
She released her second album Good Again (May 2017), recorded at the Vancouver Public Library (Inspiration Lab). She spoke about the recording process for VPL's Creator Series and performed at the Vancouver Library Foundation's Gala. The album is available in the downtown library to borrow. Good Again reached #6 on the CiTR 101.9 charts and was featured on CKNW 980 (Steele & Drex).
She is the creator of Disney on the Drive, an annual charity show that raises money for children's charities.