pete judge

“the excellent pete judge sounds somewhere between the late don cherry and the uk’s harry beckett” (john fordham, the guardian)

“a remarkable trio of projects for one player to be involved with” (mainly jazz in bristol)

“pete judge is truly magical. the epitome of cool, finely timed musical restraint” (venue)

“pete judge is a bristol music phenomenon” (max reinhardt, bbc radio 3)

“it’s just there, like a friend. and at the moment it feels like the perfect music for the times we’re living through” (richard williams, the blue moment, reviewing ‘piano 2’)


main projects

get the blessing
three cane whale


also plays in

orfic, the invisible apples, dakhla brass, organelles, borborygma ensemble, uphill game

has recorded for

marc gauvin (france), eyot (serbia), katcross (france), cleo t (france), coeur de pirate (canada), chrysta bell (usa), maika makovski (spain), nada (italy), carsten lindholm (denmark), krake (portugal), blackmailed & bereft (ireland), dejan ilijic (serbia)

& also: john parish, massive attack, mesadorm, this is the kit, crescent, jim moray, ian anderson’s jethro tull, thought forms, big top heartbreak, port erin, delphic, the false beards, amorphous androgynous, syd arthur, the kooks, the false beards, experimental pop band, the bookshop band, the invisible pair of hands, ilya, lupine howl, the final age, busnoys, helele, boca 45, jon hardeman’s omolu, marshes, sailing stones, rob harbron’s the tidebreak (bbc radio 3), adrian utley & will gregory (arcadia soundtrack), mike perry & philip gross (sea fever project), and many others

has performed live with

sam lee’s singing with nightingales (including hay festival), super furry animals (furrymania tour), noel gallagher’s high flying birds (jools holland’s later), papa noel & asere (including womad main stage), this is the kit (glastonbury festival), kneehigh theatre, keith tippett’s seedbed orchestra, vivian stanshall’s stinkfoot, and many others

has composed music for

travelling light theatre company, tobacco factory theatre, shetland arts trust, portland royal manor theatre, gloucester royal hospital, bristol’s brunel 200 (the triangulation project), aberystwyth silver band, b-side multi-media festival, taikabox dance company, michael rosen’s poetry playtime (bbc radio series), etc

and appears (very briefly) in

‘anna karenina’ (joe wright 2012)