Jules Mariani is a professional musician with over 40 years experience in the industry. His career spans back to the late 1970’s starting off in Sydney-based bands such as Abraxas, Azure and The Brix, playing at many of the local venues around Sydney and the metropolitan area.
He progressed though the 1980’s and early 1990’s to bands such as The Lonelyhearts and The QV’s. During these years, he supported many of the major acts of the time including Sherbet, Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel, Crowded House, Dragon, Mental As Anything and Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons to name just a few. In fact, INXS were the support to The Lonelyhearts at the Manly Vale Hotel in Sydney in their very early career (not long after changing their name from The Farriss Brothers).
In the mid 1990’s, Jules joined Sydney band The Beatnix (a Beatles tribute band), and whilst guitar is his instrument of choice, he performed the role of Paul McCartney (albeit right-handed) on bass guitar and shared lead vocals. This role lasted for approximately two years after which time a left-handed bassist was found, and Jules was promptly moved to the role of George Harrison for the remaining eight years of his tenure.
During his time with The Beatnix, he has performed in excess of 800 shows/gigs all over the country – some of which were alongside 20-40 piece orchestras at such venues as the Darling Harbour Aqua Shell in Sydney, the Davis Cup Opening at the Sydney International Tennis Centre in Homebush, StadiumAustralia (in front of over 100,000 people) for the 1999 NRL Grand Final half-time entertainment, Taronga Park Zoo Twilight Series events and many others, as well as overseas corporate events. He has also appeared on Channel Nine’s The Midday Show hosted by Kerri-