I was born and raised in the Centre of The Netherlands in 1970 and grew up In a small town and had a normal childhood. I was a very energetic child.The first years I spent my life living on a boat on the river. In fact I was born on that river. That river and it’s feel for freedom became a big inspiration in my songs that I would write many years later. When I was six years old, I saw a television show and saw this man doing a duck walk and playing a big red guitar, I discovered Chuck Berry and rock ‘n roll! I was completely mesmerized by that “red” thing…the electric guitar!!
I started dreaming about guitars and asking my parents for one, but they were not convinced about giving me one….
When I was eleven, I saw Jimi Hendrix on tv…that was it. Now was the time and yes my parents bought me a guitar a year later. When I got one, I was in heaven.
I started practising like a maniac, something I do until this day. I have no musical schooling and play by feel and what I hear. I am not a stranger to different styles and love many sorts of music. Life and other music have always inspired me until this day.
I am influenced by Gallagher,Hendrix,Beck,Zappa,Allman brothers, lot’s of different types of Blues ,heavy metal, classic rock, Country, Jazz and so…..the list goes on and on..
I started playing in bands when I was 13 years old, I have always been a guitar player/singer throughout my whole life…and I love that combination.
After many bands and jam sessions, and sometimes a sidemen of older blues men, I wanted to have my own band and play my own music. So I formed the Julian Sas band late 1994. We played many shows the last 25 years, did a lot of touring and made a lot of records and dvd’s.
It has always been a band, searching for new forms within the style that it became. Musically we never stood still, but we were always going into different directions without losing what we do and what we are.
I have always been a very creative person, there are always lyrics in my head and lot’s of music. Music just keeps me going.
What also keeps me going is the fact that after all these years, I am still a dreamer and wandering spirit. Just like the river and that never stands still and keeps going. I was born with a restless soul, who needs new things and travelling and exploring…..everything is inspiration and inspiration is music and music to me is energy and life……