Julie Simpson is one of the most exciting piano entertainers in the Phoenix region. She's best known for bringing a dynamic energy to the stage, all while performing your favorite requests. From the motown classics to today's hits, she captures the sound, the fun, and the passion behind every song she plays. With over 18 years in the music industry, she's experienced in performing at restaurants, happy hours, private parties, corporate events, weddings, pre-game sporting events, piano bars — you name it!
Julie grew up in Granite City, IL, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO. She began playing the piano at the young age of four and continued growing her musical talent through performing in church. She continued entertaining throughout her teens and became a drummer in band, where, admittedly, she was a “total band dork, and loved every minute of it!”
She began her career as a dueling piano performer in 2001 at the opening of the first Big Bang Dueling Piano bar in Downtown, St. Louis. She became a very dynamic entertainer and was asked to move to Tempe, Arizona in 2002 to open another club as the Entertainment Director and performer. At each venue Julie performs, she continues to rock out and provide an awesome experience for everyone every time she takes the stage!
"At our private event the guests were standing, clapping and singing along with Julie.
It was one of the best nights!"
"Julie has the most amazing energy and personality on stage!"
"We love Julie! You can tell she's having just as much fun as the crowd!"
"We hired Julie for a private party and she took requests from the kids too. They ended up dancing and singing on stage with her!"
"She'll have everyone on the dance floor!"
Jaclyn, February 2018
"Like many ASU graduates, my husband and I spent many amazing nights with friends at the Big Bang/Low Key. My husband always had the dream to have Julie and team play at his wedding, so when it came time to pick a DJ there was one very clear option. And I have to say, the day of was way better than either of us could have even dreamed of - best decision of the whole wedding reception! From the start, Julie was super responsive and helped us create the night we envisioned. She coordinated with our venue, did tours with us making sure we were comfortable with everything set for the night, and was emcee for the reception - keeping the party going. She even learned a brand new song for our first dance and performed it beautifully.
Having the dueling pianos at our reception was unique and really made the whole night. Our friends and family loved it and still talk about how great it was to have them there. We would highly recommend working with Julie for your wedding or event, you’ll be thrilled with the results!"
Shelby, February 2019
"If you are looking to be entertained by a high energy and extremely talented performer, Julie Simpson is your girl! With her captivating smile and musical talent beaming across the stage you will either be singing, dancing or both! Requests are almost unlimited...she can do it all!"