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Jude Cowan

Jude Cowan

Alternative / Other / Chanteuse London, UK  UK
Doodlebug Alley
Doodlebug Alley
The Devil Can Take Me
The Devil Can Take Me
The Lure of Paris
The Lure of Paris
Naughty Daddy
Naughty Daddy


Johnny Boy (apologies to Al Jolson) by Jude Cowan (& ukelele)


  • 2015

    Mar 8

    London, UK | 7:30pm

    Come into the parlour under the pub. A quiet, mesmerising evening from the ancient and modern worlds of folktale and folk music, urban and rural. Walk the streets and maps of old London. Featuring songs and and newspaper collage from the London Bones project. Strings plucked and hummed, the mouth harp buzzes. Special guest, Cos Chapman Free (donations to the artists)

  • 2015

    Feb 21

    London, UK | 8:00pm

    The Potting Shed is a new night of improvised sounds curated by Jude Cowan Montague and Iris Garrelfs. It's all about nurturing sounds and connections with a lighthearted approach to creating things on the hoof. WITH: John Bisset, Jude Cowan Montague & Iris Garrelfs, Rabbit, Cos Chapman Suggested Donation: £5 PERFORMERS: Improvising guitarist JOHN BISSET made his live debut in his teens, but he began to get noticed on the London free improv scene only around 1995. He played with many of the city's free improvisors and formed The London Electric Guitar Orchestra. He has continued to play both improv (with regular collaborators like Rhodri Davies and Burkhard Beins) and in left field pop groups like Pocket and Country Dad. He also produces extraordinary videos with Ivor Kallin for 2.13 TV. For this event JUDE COWAN MONTAGUE and IRIS GARRELFS Garrelfs are embarking on a motile performance exploring and responding to the gallery space with voice, drawing and general sonic tomfoolery. http://irisgarrelfs.com/ http://www.judecowan.net/ RABBIT is a duo where the driving, intense, urban, mesmeric drums of David Aylward (Blurt) provide the perfect foil for the layers of edgy origionality and profound musicality that eminate from the multi-instrumentalist Tom Scott. Always improvised, always emotive, they produce a contemporary, experimental urban folk mash, merging and mutating genres in an on-going dialogue of sound and music. COS CHAPMAN explores space and time with random electronics and interventions. He plants seeds and waits to see what transpires. He creates a new architectural piece in :the Potting Shed playing with a combination of music electronics for guitar and ordinary domestic items, including brillo pad and fish slice. https://www.facebook.com/cos.chapman Tickets: £5 donation All Ages Full Details: http://www.reverbnation.com/show/15387736

  • 2013

    Sep 5

    London, UK | 7:00pm

    FREE! Come and see Rude Mechanicals, Demi Monde, Jude Cowan Montague, Calum F. Kerr, Jill Rock at the opening of a special exhibition. Part of the First Thursday Private View scene. Along with visual art form many contributors there will be music from Rude Mechanicals, performance from Jude Cowan Montague Jill Rock and Calum F. Kerr, Jowe Head and an installation by Jo Fisher Roberts with sound design by Cos Chapman The Belfry of St John - big church opposite Bethnal Green Tube - has been taken over for the exhibition, we are playing at the Private View. You are specially invited! More details to follow, but suffice to say the Rude Mechanicals will be performing with double bass and a grand piano in the church itself! Start at 7.30 - and please note this is not working on the 'rock and roll clock" If you pitch up at 9.30 you'll miss it! Make up your own joke about Bats, Belfries and Miss Míss Roberts :p

  • 2013

    Aug 26

    London, UK | 7:00pm

    Im doing the Sonic element of a sound installation in the Belfry of St John's plus playing in Rude Mechanicals. Lots of artworks to look at and a bar!

  • 2012

    Dec 9

    London, UK | 8:00pm

    the first Spoonful of Poison of 2012, and chock full of copious comics, bands, poets and slapstick wierdos


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  • Tree of Life (Artist)
    Tree of Life
    Nice Jude,........very nice!
  • maria barham (Artist)
    maria barham
    Hi Jude.... Your work fantastic! Captivating. brilliant poetry, melody, musicianship and delivery!...Hope to see you live soon! Maria :)
  • Rob Swanson (Artist)
    Rob Swanson
    Hey Jude, lovely Jude, your music is so complete, love your voice and the exquisite lyrics in your writing. "The Lure of Paris" seems to be my favorite. Love the whole song, the passion and the ending :) Hoping we get to meet someday, till then cheers!
  • the chris krause project (Artist)
    the chris krause project
    i like the music very much
  • Todd Dillingham (Artist)
    Todd Dillingham
    Great !!
  • Peter Burns (Artist)
    Peter Burns
    Any song that ends with a spit is all right in my book.


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  • Doodlebug Alley


Bio: I was born in Manchester and now live in London. I'm a writer and a musician. I write songs and poems, and my first collection of poetry will be published this October.

I have a new album DOODLEBUG ALLEY which is set in the second Blitz in London. You can get a copy from CDBaby if you like. www....See Full Bio

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“Doodlebug Alley is nothing if not experimental and uncompromising ... the awkward rhythmic shifts, a burst of finger-clicking, the rhyming of arse with St Pancreas, and a bzzzz more reminiscent of a dying bluebottle than the drone of an approaching V1, had me glaring at the speakers in disbelief”

— Piers Ford, Cry-me-a-torch-song

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How I came to write DOODLEBUG ALLEY
Apr 19, 2010

I work as a television and film archivist. The idea for the song 'Doodlebug Alle... [more]


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