A WOMAN says releasing her debut single more than 30 years after writing her first song has been a “dream come true”.
Jules Morgan, 49, of Maxey Close, Market Deeping, penned her first song at the age of 16. But despite her passion for music, life took over and it was only in 2005 that she rediscovered the spark.
Since then she has recorded an EP and on February 29 released her first single, Someday Sunday.
Jules, who works as a freelance copywriter, said: “It’s a dream come true and is one of those things that I always wanted to do.
“It’s really exciting and has been a long time coming. I have always wanted to be a singer but life takes over and things get put on the back burner.”
Jules’ five-track EP, also called Someday Sunday, was recorded at Nepenthe Studios in King’s Cliffe to raise funds for St Guthlac’s Church in Market Deeping. The EP is on sale for £5 and so far 80 copies have been sold, with all proceeds going to the church.
Jules is now considering donating a percentage of the sales of her single to the church as well.
She added: “I have been going to St Guthlac’s Church since I have been living in Market Deeping. I sang at a fundraising event and they asked if I would do a special fundraiser myself.
“I decided to produce a CD and donate all the proceeds to the church for them to do what they wanted with.
“I am happy to give a percentage of the single sales to the church. They have been absolutely fantastic to us and are a great hub of the community.”
Jules’ style is hard to pin down and takes influences from her whole life. She was born in Peterborough but spent 18 years living in South Africa so incorporates traditional African music and jazz into her playing.
Jules thanked Nepenthe Studios for their help releasing the album and single and added: “I have had some fantastic responses which I am humbled by. I’m pleased people wanted to buy it.”
The single is available for 79p on iTunes, Amazon mp3, Spotify, Rhapsody and Zune by searching for Jules Morgan.
To buy a copy of the EP e-mail revphilipbrent @stguthlacs.org.uk.