About Us

Sometimes Julie, one of San Diego’s most engaging and original rock bands, is the musical brainchild of singer/songwriter duo Monica Sorenson and Rick Walker.

Walker, former lead guitarist for Chicago’s Greeley, is a multi-instrumentalist who reveals his rock and roll genius as he defines Sometimes Julie’s unique sound. Sorenson paints the pictures, finds the words, tells the stories, and delivers the melodies with her powerful voice. Walker is the theory, the rhythm, the science, the skill, and Sorenson is the front woman who is all heart and art.

The duo first emerged in 2014 with their award-winning 2014 debut CD, Head First, which was followed up by Bright Side of the Line (2016), Breaking (2018), and Where Are You? (2020). Where Are You?, received a San Diego Music Award nomination for Best Rock Album of the year.

Sometimes Julie is now thrilled to announce the release of their latest album, Seven Wishes. As with their four previous albums, the songs on Seven Wishes are steeped in Sometimes Julie’s rock roots. But pop, country, and blues territories are also explored

While not a concept album per se, Seven Wishes does reveal a cohesive theme. Whether it is for love, healing, freedom, excitement, success, acceptance, or redemption, each of the seven songs is a visceral yearning – a wish. Feelings of overwhelming desire for something, attainable or otherwise, are intensely and universally relatable and displayed throughout the album. 

Recorded at Pacific Beat Recording and BigRock Studios, the usual Sometimes Julie suspects appear on this latest effort (Monica Sorenson, Rick Walker, Anthony Sarain, Bruce Paul Allen, Dave Fuller, and frequent collaborator Andy Machin). Seven Wishes also includes some special guest contributors, including Laura Chavez (guitar), Roger Friend (percussion), Larry Grano (drums), and Clair Allison & Yvonne Fuller (backing vocals).

Also notable, Seven Wishes is the first Sometimes Julie album where Monica Sorenson is featured not only as lead vocalist but also as an instrumentalist. Monica learned to play piano during the pandemic, and she lends her new talent to a few of the new songs.

Sometimes Julie performs hard-driving rock with deep-seated pop, blues, and country influences. Raw yet refined, their sexy sound will stir up your passionate side!

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