Julian is now an exciting and versatile saxophonist. However, during his formative years as a music student, and as a professional musician, Julian refused all requests to play

saxophones, on the basis that none of the world’s  great clarinet maestro’s ‘doubled’ on other reed instruments .

It was only when he learned that master clarinettist Eddie Daniels ( who he revered ! ) was playing saxophones that Julian relented and introduced both alto and tenor saxes into his repertoire with his latin influenced jazz funk ‘Dream Band’ .

Today, he also plays alto sax with trombone ace Ian Bateman’s ‘Kick Ass Brass’ and tenor sax backing bluesman Paul Jones with the award-winning Digby Fairweather Band.

Reviewing a George Melly gig at the Ronnie Scott Club, critic Clive Davis of ‘The Times’ wrote; “ the Digby Fairweather band has a secret weapon in Julian Marc Stringle, he glides effortlessly from silky smooth clarinet to raunchy tenor sax direct from the south-side of Chicago”  Julian has played sax with Meatloaf at Wembley Stadium and with Tina Turner in Monaco.