Jude Adams, inspiring singer/songwriter, writer, champion of older women. Jude’s life story has been unusual, particularly her most recent decade, when, while coping with a debilitating illness, she unexpectedly wrote, recorded and released her debut album, aged 57. The album, This Girl, This Woman, received critical acclaim with several tracks reaching the semi-final of the UK Songwriting Contest and featuring in the sound track to Older Women Rock!
Jude launched This Girl, This Woman by creating a multimedia showcase, The Most Extraordinary Adventure, which included performances and an “In Conversation” with journalist and CEO, Children and the Arts, Rosie Millard OBE. It was highly successful and subsequently toured Kent in 2017, including Pride Canterbury, culminating with a performance and “In Conversation” at Canterbury Festival Umbrella.
Emboldened by her success, Jude continues on her adventure, and is the creative force behind a brand-new album and “memoir of sorts”, both self-produced and self-published, standing alone but as one, to be launched in June 2019 at an event in Faversham with Rosie Millard.
The concept of a double-header was inspired by the rediscovery of a gift from Jude’s godfather when she was a child: a 1960’s box set of Alice in Wonderland (LPs with illustrated book). Jude instinctively felt this format would be the perfect vehicle to continue the exploration of her own creativity and expand her forms of expression so she could reach, touch and inspire more people with her work and story.
What makes Jude’s adventure even more astonishing is that until the age of 50 she had few music skills, had never sung in public nor composed a song and only embarked on writing her first book in 2018.
Jude’s new album and book are testimony to her remarkable creativity, her passion for life, her courage and her determination.