Mutlu: The Good Trouble Tour w/ Julia Bhatt

16jun8:30 pm10:00 pmMutlu: The Good Trouble Tour w/ Julia Bhatt8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Join us for free live music by Mutlu with support from Julia Bhatt!

About Mutlu and Julia Bhatt


With his silk-like vocals, Mutlushowers over melodies like rain. A Philadelphia native,Mutlu combines his innate Philly-soul style with elements of folk, reggae and rock. This cohesive blend of music creates a rare and retro sound that is entirely timeless. Mutlu has already made substantial headway with his high-caliber soulful sound. He’s collaborated and toured extensively as a support act with legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates. He alsoholds the distinction of having made the most guest appearances on Daryl Hall’s acclaimed, award-winning TV show “Live From Daryl’s House”. Mutlu has toured as a support act and longtime collaborator with noted singer/songwriter Amos Lee,and has shared stages with Adele, John Hiatt, Leon Russell, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Todd Rundgren, Shuggie Otis & many more. Additionally, he was the support acton the North American leg of Joe Jackson’s acclaimed “Rain” tour.

Mutlu’s latest release is a 7-song collection entitled: Good Trouble. Mutlu co-produced the record with songwriter/producer Darius Amendolia. Additionally, Good Troublewasmixed andmastered by Grammy winningproducer/engineerPhil Nicolo.The album features the lead soul-folk single “Lifeline”.The empowering track touches on the search for unity within a divided society. Mutlu hones in on the importance up standing up for justice and equality. Other songs like “Scarred” and “Work For It” discuss the mind’s worst enemies between depression and self-doubt. Mutlu empathizes these feelings and offers something real and relatable to listeners. Good Trouble also includes “Nothing In This Whole Wide World” featuring John Oates, a song thatchannels that classic, 1970’s Philly-soul sound. The track was co-produced by John Oates and Hall & Oates guitarist Shane Theriot, and includes Hall & Oates band members Brian Dunne (drums) and Klyde Jones (bass)


Infused with the broad array of influences from the music with which she grew up, Julia has an ear for unique sound and style. With a powerful voice reminiscent of Amy Winehouse and Macy Gray, Julia writes engaging, fun hooks with great beats, juxtaposed with honest storytelling that reflects observations about teenage life in the melting pot of Miami, as well as reflections on her on-going struggles with depression. Her rich, soulful, playful voice delivers new energy and impact to classics that she covers.

Her bossa nova-infused debut single, “Tall,” caught many by surprise, including Elevator Magazine who quipped, “over warped, over the top production, her vocals are commanding, forcing the production to obey her.” Her lustrous single “Marco” was praised by The New Nine who said Julia “has this sweet vulnerability that we can’t get enough of, but the song radiates strength.” Of her powerful “heart-thumping single” “I’m Cool”, VibeMyLife goes as far as calling her a “prodigy” who “showcases her natural talent for delivering earnest songwriting through inescapably catchy melodies.”

Since 2016, Julia has performed locally in Miami including her very first job – a weekly gig at a popular restaurant in the Coconut Grove neighborhood, where she played straight through for three hours at a time. She collaborated with friends to perform in a number of combinations at her high school’s Rock For Relief concerts in 2016 and 2017. She has played on Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road stage of the Miami edition of the annual global Make Music events in June in 2018 and 2019, and at one of Miami’s newest, hippest venues, The Citadel, in July 2019, and has played (and has many more upcoming) gigs for SoFar Sounds in New York and Philadelphia.

Absorbing all this musical knowledge into herself and bursting with creativity to write and record more new music to build upon her exciting fresh batch of songs dropping starting in September 2019, Julia is ready to debut her material onto an unsuspecting world. But she herself doesn’t know what to expect either. “I don’t really know when my voice is at its best because I have a pretty self-deprecating view of myself, but obviously I’m working on that,” she says shyly, exposing her first bit of teenage uncertainty. “I mean, hell, I wouldn’t be right here if I didn’t believe in my music.”

She’s pretty confident you will believe in it too.





(Tuesday) 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm


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