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DOLLY IS BACK IN TOWN
The Rags to Rhinestones Story is a smash hit dynamic theatre production that is widely accepted as the World’s foremost tribute show to Dolly Parton. It is performed by the award-winning Miss Julia Martin, who in 2018 & 2019 was presented with the accolade of the UK’s No1 Dolly Parton tribute by the National Tribute Music Awards (NTMA). The show has been described by audiences as totally authentic in every way, and not only captures Dolly’s incredible stage presence, mannerisms, charisma and unique comedy one-liners, but also delivers a spectacular evening of entertainment, that no true Dolly fan will want to miss. The show is further enhanced by a spectacular moving-head light display, and a large video screen, which helps tell the story of Dolly’s incredible raise to fame and stardom and allows virtual duets to be performed live on stage between Dolly and other singing legends from past and present.
In 2014 with a record audience of 200,000 and a BBC audience of 2.6 million, Dolly Parton became the Queen of Glastonbury, and a whole new generation of Dolly fans was born. In celebration to this performance, part two of this show will be dedicated to Dolly’s Glastonbury performance, where Julia, wearing a white rhinestone studded trouser suit, struts across every inch of the stage, quite simply redefining the word crowdpleaser, with a performance of foot stomping, clap-along scintillating music, entertainment and banter, guaranteed to enthral the audience from start to finish. With a combination of stunning sequined Dolly costumes, audience interaction, flashing tambourines, classic hit songs, and vocals direct from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee, ‘The Rags to Rhinestones Story’ not only brings-to-life the inspirational story of Dolly Rebecca Parton, but also takes the audience on a musical journey through the outstanding singing and film career of this Country Hall of Fame Legend.
Attention to detail, careful research and a commitment to accurately portray Dolly both vocally and visually is what makes the ‘Rags to Rhinestones Story’ so special. Julia becomes Dolly in every way, wig, make-up, fingernails, sequined costumes and of course the famous red lip-stick. But of course, a tribute show is not simply about looking like someone, you have to become that person, you have to be able to step onto stage, capture the audience, and sell the illusion.
Julia, makes this show her own, catapulting it to the top of the Dolly Parton tribute list, where it sits alongside some of the world’s greatest Dolly performers. With vocals direct from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee, mannerisms that are ‘Pure Dolly’ and a stage presence that commands the room, Julia weaves her magic and delivers a show that when you shut your eyes; Dolly herself is in the room. The chat between songs is equally convincing, and with split second timing Julia delivers Dolly’s unique ‘one-liners’. Audience engagement is also guaranteed with Julia handing out tambourines and making every person in the room feel special, without even missing a beat from the songs that she is performing. When being interviewed by press and television with regard her Dolly tribute show, Julia often refers to how it is important to capture, more than just the voice, because Dolly is charismatic, funny and humble all rolled into one. Julia loves this side of Dolly and works hard to include it within her Dolly tribute show.
Julia was collected in her very own Limo whilst in Lahore, Pakistan. She was performing a number of shows during the opening of a brand new restaurant and quickly became a media sensation, appearing on National TV and Drive Time Radio … Please CLICK HERE
Julia was invited to record a television programme for Sky’s, ‘Cruising With The Stars’ A popular and lively daily chat show where Debi Jones invites a different guest into the studio to discuss their life and love of cruising around the world … Please CLICK HERE
Julia Martin was flown back out to Dubai this time as the guest of Ciro Orsini, owner of the world famous Pizza Pomodoro group whose restaurants are favoured by the rich and famous … please CLICK HERE
Julia was thrilled and delighted to be invited onto BBC Radio Merseyside to be interviewed by the legendary Billy Butler. Billy has spent nearly 30 years in local and national radio and has become one of the country’s most popular radio presenters … Please CLICK HERE
This year Julia Martin is yet again raising money and awareness for Autism Unseen, who without the generosity of donations would be unable to implement their campaigns, and autistic individuals would continue to suffer in silence and go unheard … please CLICK HERE
Julia still holds very fond and happy memories of her time owning and performing at her venue ‘Starlight Nights’ in Southern Turkey. This fabulous 450 seat theatre restaurant provided nightly entertainment of the highest standard … please CLICK HERE
After the success of the Autism Unseen Kilimanjaro Challenge where Julia helped raise over £40,000 to send a team of autistic youngsters to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the Dolly Parton ‘Rags to Rhinestones Story’ is now raising funds for a new and exciting challenge. The show is currently touring theatres throughout the UK in support of the Autism Unseen Tallships Challenge, where in July 2020 Autism Unseen will be taking 6 groups of autistic and special needs youngsters, accompanied by team buddies, and sailing them 1,675 miles around the UK in a 70 foot Challenger Racing Yacht. This is one of Autism Unseen’s most ambitious challenges to date, and the first time that a challenge of this nature has ever been set. By the time the autistic challenge participants have completed their voyage they will be much more self assured, confident and ready to meet head-on the daily challenges of being autistic.
Further information with regard my theatre tour can be found by CLICKING HERE
For information on my nominated charity Autism Unseen please CLICK HERE
Any donation, large or small will make a difference, in regard stopping social exclusion.
A KEY FACTOR TO A GREAT SHOW IS ENTERTAINING
AND ENGAGING THE AUDIENCE
Julia’s ability to entertain and involve the audience is one of the key factors that sets this show apart. From the many comments that Julia receives concerning her show, taking the time to engage with the audience, posing for photographs and chatting with guests both during and after the show are always at the top of the list.
Miss Julia Martin – Dolly Parton Tribute
THE NUMBER OF TRIBUTE SHOWS PERFORMED AROUND THE WORLD BY MISS JULIA MARTIN
MISS JULIA MARTIN HAS SPENT TWENTY YEARS
PERFORMING HER TRIBUTE SHOWS AROUND THE WORLD
JUST A SMALL SELECTION OF THE CLIENTS THAT HAVE BOOKED AND ENJOYED THE TRIBUTE TALENTS OF MISS JULIA MARTIN
With over 3,200 tribute performances to her name, you can imagine that Julia has worked for a lot of different and varied clients, many of whom bring her back time after time. In fact Julia still has some of the same clients asking her back that she first worked for 20 years ago.
The range and type of clients is tremendous, they span the world, from international blue chip companies to private parties and from cruise ships to golf clubs, you name it and Julia has probably done it. All of Julia’s clients are special to her, be it the International Banker who Julia recently worked for at a black tie ball in Switzerland to Ernie who celebrated his 100th Birthday on New Years day in Manchester, and wanted a tribute to his favourite artist.
Over the years Julia has received hundred’s of thank you letters and emails, each and every one of them hold a special place for her and she is always appreciative of the time taken by a client to jot down a few words of thanks. You can read a selection of these messages by following the ‘Comments’ link in the menu header bar.
Julia would like to dedicate this section as a THANK YOU to the thousand’s of clients, who over the last 20 years, have taken the time to ask for information, make a booking and place their trust in Julia to deliver another knock out performance.
Miss Julia Martin
Thank you for taking the time to visit my Dolly Parton tribute website. I have been a professional singer for over 20 years; I perform throughout the UK, Europe and around the world. I’ve entertained in world-class hotels, arenas, theatres, cruise liners and the homes of the rich and famous. The job is awesome, I get paid for doing what I enjoy the most, paying tribute to some of the world's most celebrated female artists.
My passion is performing and taking on the persona of other characters, to sound like them, dress like them and deliver a performance to an audience in such away that the audience feels they are watching the original performer. Whilst this site is dedicated to my Dolly Parton tribute show, I do have a selection of other tribute shows that I regularly perform. (MORE INFORMATION)
I also own an events management company, that organises everything from a private themed party to a full scale theatre production, services can include dancers, costumes, props and entertainment. One of my recent events for an audience of nearly 1,000 people included lots of pyrotechnics and a live tiger on stage. (MORE INFORMATION)
Having performed over the years on a number of cruise liners, I was recently invited onto 'Cruising with the Stars', a popular chat show, on SKY television. The video clip from the show is below, and I was given the opportunity to talk about my life in show business, not just on the cruises but also in other venues around the world. I have also launched my new www.juliamartin.net website, which is now fully up and running, if you want any further information on any of my other shows or more details on my Events Company 'JM Productions', then please feel free to visit this site, just click on the link to the left.
I enjoy helping to raise money for charities, my youngest son Charlie is 25, and autistic, he is the inspiration behind much of my charity work. I am the founder and chairperson of Autism Unseen, a charity that helps young autistic individuals integrate into society, and I have written and recorded a song for the Conflict Free Mineral Association (CFMA), who are helping to abolish child slave labour in the DRC. I also regularly get involved in other fund raising ventures, for a number of other charitable endeavours, and just recently I completed an 80 km walk from Switzerland to France in aid of Syria Relief. (MORE INFORMATION)
Five years ago, I decided that I wanted to take on new challenges, and to fulfil another of my ambitions, that of becoming a Barrister. With my children now grown up, I enrolled at the University of Hull on a 4-year joint honours degree in Law & Legislative Studies. This process of going back to being a student, albeit a mature student, changed my life completely and although I still regularly sing, I have become involved in many new and exciting projects. These included, being Law Society President, BPP Liaison Officer, and the most rewarding of all, working for a full year in the House of Lords, alongside Lord Norton of Louth. (MORE INFORMATION)
I still have many new challenges, not least becoming a Barrister, and although I have recently passed my Bar Exam and a Masters in Law, I will never leave behind my passion to sing. Every week I shall step out onto stage, it might be Switzerland, Singapore, Dubai or somewhere in the UK, and I will continue doing what I enjoy the most ... performing and delivering a tribute show that makes the audience believe that they have just seen the original artist.
Love Julia x
Julia Martin - Cruising With The Stars
Julia Martin - JM Productions
DON’T BE SHY
Thank you for taking the time to visit my Dolly Parton Tribute page, I hope you found it interesting. Please keep checking back from time to time and visit the ‘Latest News’ link to be kept up-to-date on all my travels and adventures. I can accommodate all types of bookings, be it small or large events. I have performed to just 12 members of an overseas Royal Family in a private suite in the Dorchester Hotel, London, right up to an outdoor stadium of 20,000 people.
I welcome all enquires both home and overseas, and when travelling abroad, be it anywhere in the world, I travel on my own to keep the clients costs down. I am very grounded in offering my clients exceptional value for money and I would not burden them with additional travel costs for extra people.
I hope to hear back from you, remember to visit my www.juliamartin.net website, it is full of great features, and if you have seen me before and wish to leave a comment, or ask any questions with regard my tribute shows, then send me a message via the contact form below.
Love Julia x