David Randall first chatted to Judie Tzuke in April 2010. His latest interview formed part of a two-hour special broadcast on 4 September 2016 on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. Part 2 is also available via our Mixcloud page.
Judie Tzuke heads out on the road again from 17 September, with a continuation of her ‘Songs and Stories’ format. These intimate performances allow the audience to ask questions about her music and career whilst hearing some of her best-known material.
In 1979 Jude came to wider attention with the massive international hit ‘Stay With Me Till Dawn’. Her debut album ‘Welcome To The Cruise’ remains a fan favourite.
In the 1980s, finding varying fortune via different labels/management, the seeds were being sown for Jude’s independent approach to music making in the late 1990s. This led to the establishment of her own label – Big Moon Records.
She is currently preparing her next studio album, but in the meantime two volumes of her “polished demo” recordings are available via her website – Songclub 1 and Songclub Too.
She told GRTR!’s David Randall “There’s quite a few songs on there where we couldn’t improve on the demos. I’m just as proud of these albums as any other and wanted to share the songs with fans.”
Says David: “We’ve recently placed greater emphasis on featured artists at our radio station and since we started in 2008 Jude has featured prominently in our singer songwriter sequence (Mon-Fri, 14:00) and elsewhere in our playlists. We’ve also been covering her gigs and albums since 2002 via getreadytorock.com.
She is not only a really talented songwriter but a wonderful vocalist and our latest feature showcases some of her outstanding music including a couple of exclusive tracks from the forthcoming album.”
Judie Tzuke is featured on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 4 September, 2200 GMT.
UK Tour dates
Sep 17 Grand Theatre, Lancaster
Sep 23 Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch
Sep 28 Robin 2, Wolverhampton
Sep 29 Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar
Sep 30 Backstage at the Green Hotel Kinross, Scotland
Oct 01 Barrington Theatre, Ferndown
Oct 13 The 29th Bewdley Festival
Oct 14 Band on the Wall, Manchester
Oct 15 Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford
Oct 20 Harlequin Theatre, Redhill
Oct 21 Worthing Piers Southern Pavilion
Nov 04 Acapela Pentyrch, Wales
Nov 12 Pavilion Theatre Hailsham
Nov 17 Bush Hall London
Nov 18 The Hawth Crawley
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MILES NIELSEN AND THE RUSTED HEARTS Hands Up (indie)
THE FARGO RAILROAD COMPANY Something In The Water (indie)
THE DARK ELEMENT If I Had A Heart (Frontiers)
LIBERTY LIES A Thousand People (indie)
DIRTY SHIRLEY Here Comes The King (Frontiers)
CARRY THE CROWN Runaway (indie)
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09:00-12:00 WORK OF ART Exhibits (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 SIGN X Like A Fire (Pride & Joy Music)
14:00-16:00 JACK BROADBENT Moonshine Blue (Creature Records)
Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)
MAGNUM Sleepwalking (1992)
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