In 2005, she began her solo career. In October 2005, Julia released her debut self-titled album on the Parachute Music label. The album garnered immense radio success, scoring four number one singles in New Zealand as well as two top 20 hits on The Rock Across Australia music charts. She toured the U.S. and Australia as support act for the Parachute band in early 2006, and was a mainstage performer at AGMF '06.
Julia regularly features at the annual Parachute Music Festival. Julia's self-titled album, juliagrace, received the Tui Award for Best Gospel/Christian Album at the New Zealand Music Awards 2006. The award was presented by Prime Minister Helen Clark on behalf of the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) on October 18, 2006 at the Aotea Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. Julia is a qualified schoolteacher with more than ten years experience in the classroom, including teaching music and performance. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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