Julie H.B. (aka Chronfused) is a poet, vocal looper, improv performance artist who may actually just be a puff of smoke vaguely shaped like an artist. A performer since childhood, they attended their first acting classes through “Kids In Sync” between the ages of 9-13 with Heather Ross, in their home town of Yellowknife. As a teenager Julie joined a competitive french improv team as well as increasing their involvement with the local, Ptarmigan Theatrics, company for their productions of A Christmas Journey, Hello Dolly, and Evita.
They continued their informal study of music and performance through high school productions, musical and dramatic summer camps (with instructors such as Carmen Braden, Ellen Mackavaile, Aurora Jane and Rachelle Van Zanten) while also playing regularly as a solo singer/songwriter and as part of various bands.
Since 2005, Julie has continued to exhibit their unique style of interdisciplinary art at various festivals and concert venues across North America including (but not limited to); Vines Festival, Hulaween, FL, Astral Harvest Festival, Vancouver Coastal Jazzfest, Vancouver Fringe Festival, Vancouver Pride, CBC North, and Folk on the Rocks (the latter two as a member of Fish Be?). In 2015, Julie founded, The Julboree for Charity, a yearly fundraising musical concert for a rotating charitable cause. The recipients of The Julboree donation in the past have been, Food Not Bombs YVR, The Beauty Nights Society, The Yellowknife Rainbow Coalition and Saige Community Food bank.
Most recently Julie (Chronfused) has begun to produce and host a twice-monthly radio show on citrDiscorder Radio called “Muse-ish”. They have focused on creating improvised music through collaborative performance with other eclectic musicians and artists. This lead them to join forces with "the Artemis Musicians Society" a group that uses music to battle the stigma faced by survivors of sexual assault, as well as becoming a core member of “Wizard Walks YVR”. No matter if it’s silly or serious, a Chronfused performance is always a stirring experience.