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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Nick Judd (keyboards)


BIOGRAPHY:

Great keyboardist, Nick Judd has played in several great bands, although I can´t find info about his current musical activities. Sometimes credited as Nicky Judd, I haven´t biographical data about him.


BANDS:
BANDPERIODDETAILS
Mirrors [Feb 67-Nov 70] 
B B Blunder [1971] 
Keith Christmas Band [1972] 
Audience [1972-?]2 recordings
Jo Ann Kelly Band   
Sharks [Jun 73-Jul 74]1 recording
Miller Fraser Band [1974] 
Andy Fraser Band [1975]1 recording
Frankie Miller Band   
Bryn Haworth Band   
Sharks (again) [Dec 95] 
Camden Cowboys   


MIRRORS


Mirrors was a band fronted by Boz Burrell formed in early 1967:

After some lineup changes, this was one of their lineups:

MIRRORS #?
Feb 67-Nov 70
Boz Burrell
vocals
Jack Mills
guitar
Stanley White
bass
Nick Judd
keyboards
Terry Stannard
drums

Jimmy Scott sat with the band sometimes, playing percussion and singing.

The band split in November 1970 (or was in late 1969?).


B B BLUNDER


In the summer of 1971, when the band B B Blunder decided playing their first gig, they enlisted Reggie King as lead vocalist and Nick Judd on keyboards:

B B BLUNDER #2
1971
Reg King
vocals
Brian Belshaw
bass
Nick Judd
keyboards
Kevin Westlake
drums

But after just one gig, Kevin Westlake left.

Chris Hunt joined as new drummer for B B Blunder:

B B BLUNDER #3
1971
Reg King
vocals
Brian Belshaw
bass
Nick Judd
keyboards
Chris Hunt
drums

And I think there were more different lineups (with Alan Bam King on guitar and maybe Graham Smith on drums), but can´t find that info. Nicko McBrain also played in the latter days of the band. Help, please!

Other info on members of B B Blunder (I know up to 9 members)
Already covered (1): Brian Godding
Old pages (1): Kevin Westlake
To be covered (5): Brian Belshaw, Chris Hunt, Alan ´Bam´ King, Reg King, Nicko McBrain
Not enough info (1): Graham Smith


MIRRORS (again)


In 1972, Nick Judd reformed the band Mirrors, this time without Boz Burrell:

MIRRORS #?
1972
Jack Mills
guitar
Stanley White
bass
Nick Judd
keyboards
Terry Stannard
drums
Keith Christmas Bandê
Keith Christmas Bandê
Keith Christmas Bandê
Keith Christmas Bandê

They toured England backing Keith Christmas.

Other info on members of Mirrors (I know up to 8 members)
To be covered (6): Boz Burrell, Dave Lambert, Eddie McHenry, Jack Mills, Roy Mills, Terry Stannard
Not enough info (1): Stanley White


KEITH CHRISTMAS BAND


For a while, the band Mirrors (with Nick Judd) backed Keith Christmas on a UK tour in 1972:

KEITH CHRISTMAS BAND #?
1972
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êMirrors
êMirrors
Keith Christmas
vocals, guitar
Jack Mills
guitar
Stanley White
bass
Nick Judd
keyboards
Terry Stannard
drums

Other info on members of Keith Christmas Band (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (2): Jack Mills, Terry Stannard
Not enough info (2): Keith Christmas, Stanley White


AUDIENCE


Nick Judd joins Audience as their fifth member:

AUDIENCE #2
1972
Howard Werth
vocals, guitar
Trevor Williams
bass, vocals
Nick Judd
keyboards
Keith Gemmell
sax, clarinet, flute
Tony Connor
drums

The band also recorded the soundtrack for the movie Bronco bullfrog (aka Angel Lane), composed by Howard Werth.

But Gemmell leaves when they were recording their album Lunch, so they used the great ones Bobby Keys and Jim Price to reinforce the band´s sound in the album.

New sax player for Audience was Patrick Neubergh:

AUDIENCE #?
?
Howard Werth
vocals, guitar
Trevor Williams
bass, vocals
Nick Judd
keyboards
Patrick Neubergh
sax
Tony Connor
drums

But after some months, Trevor Williams left and the band finally folded.

Other info on members of Audience (I know up to 7 members)
Old pages (1): Keith Gemmell
To be covered (5): Tony Connor, John Fisher, Patrick Neubergh, Howard Werth, Trevor Williams


JO ANN KELLY BAND


This was the Jo Ann Kelly Band around February 1973:

JO ANN KELLY BAND #?
1973
Jo Ann Kelly
vocals
Roger Brown
guitar
Adrian Pietryga
guitar
John Atkinson
bass
Nick Judd
keyboards
Bruce Rowland
drums

Other info on members of Jo Ann Kelly Band (I know up to 18 members)
Already covered (3): Terry ´Tex´ Comer, Mike Paice, Steve York
To be covered (14): John Atkinson, Dave Brooks, Roger Brown, Dino Coccia, Pete Emery, Jo Ann Kelly, Al McLaine, Peter Miles, Paul Millns, Les Morgan, Pauline Neill, Adrian Pietryga, Bruce Rowland, Geraint Watkins


SHARKS


When Andy Fraser abandon Sharks in 1973, they get two new members. Nick Judd joins in June 1973, and new bassist Busta Cherry Jones joins the band in July 1973:

SHARKS #2
Jun 73-Jul 74
Snips
vocals
Chris Spedding
guitar
Busta Cherry Jones
bass
Nick Judd
keyboards
Marty Simon
drums

They toured in 1974 opening for Mountain. But after the tour finished, Judd and Simon left the band in July 1974.


MILLER FRASER BAND


In 1974, Andy Fraser and Frankie Miller join forces as Miller Fraser Band, with an exceptional list of musicians:

MILLER FRASER BAND #1
1974
Frankie Miller
vocals
Andy Fraser
bass
Henry McCullough
guitar
Nick Judd
keyboards
Mike Kellie
drums

But they didn´t last together.

Other info on members of Miller Fraser Band (I know up to 5 members)
Old pages (1): Mike Kellie
To be covered (3): Andy Fraser, Henry McCullough, Frankie Miller


ANDY FRASER BAND


This was the Andy Fraser Band around 1975:

ANDY FRASER BAND #?
1975
Andy Fraser
bass, vocals
Nick Judd
keyboards
Kim Turner
drums

Other info on members of Andy Fraser Band (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (3): Andy Fraser, Tony Hicks, Alan Ross
Not enough info (3): Jim Lacey, Barry Sarna, Kim Turner


FRANKIE MILLER BAND


In April 1979, they add Nick Judd on keyboards:

FRANKIE MILLER BAND #?
1979
Frankie Miller
vocals
Steve Simpson
guitar
Ed Deane
guitar
Nick Judd
keyboards
Fran Byrne
drums

Other info on members of Frankie Miller Band (I know up to 41 members)
Already covered (4): Dave Bronze, Terry ´Tex´ Comer, Chris Mercer, Chris Parren
Old pages (5): Paul Carrack, Ray Minhinnet, Ray Russell, Steve Simpson, Mick Weaver
To be covered (31): Dyan Birch, Hugh Burns, Fran Byrne, Chris Copping, Roger Cotton, Paul Cox, Graham Deacon, Ed Deane, Martin Drover, Andy Fraser, John Gilbert, John Gordon, Jimmy Hall, Charlie Harrison, Neil Hubbard, Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff, Jim Leverton, Ray Majors, John Marter, Henry McCullough, Frankie Miller, Micky Moody, Malcolm Mortimore, Tony O´Malley,... up to 31 musicians.


BRYN HAWORTH BAND


This was the Bryn Haworth Band around August 1979:

BRYN HAWORTH BAND #?
1979
Bryn Haworth
vocals, guitar
Alan ´Bam´ King
guitar
Nick Judd
keyboards
Fran Byrne
drums

They appeared at the Greenbelt Festival that month, thus appearing in the collective album Greenbelt live!.

Other info on members of Bryn Haworth Band (I know up to 14 members)
Already covered (1): Terry ´Tex´ Comer
Old pages (3): Henry Spinetti, Chris Stainton, Mick Weaver
To be covered (9): Fran Byrne, Dave Cook, Raul D´Oliveira, Steve Gregory, Jeff Hammer, Bryn Haworth, Alan ´Bam´ King, Jackie McAuley, Les Moir


AND THEN...


And then, I have a very big gap in Nick Judd´s musical activities. Can someone help me with info, please?


SHARKS (again)


In December 1995, Chris Spedding reunites a different edition of Sharks:

SHARKS #?
Dec 95
Snips
vocals, guitar
Chris Spedding
guitar
Jackie Badger
bass
Nick Judd
keyboards
Blair Cunningham
drums

Other info on members of Sharks (I know up to 12 members)
Old pages (1): Pat Donaldson
To be covered (10): Jackie Badger, Dave Cochran, Blair Cunningham, Stewart Francis, Andy Fraser, Busta Cherry Jones, Marty Simon, Snips, Chris Spedding, Pete Thomas


CAMDEN COWBOYS


Camden Cowboys was a band formed by ex-members of Madness, assembled to play for fun, mainly charity gigs:

CAMDEN COWBOYS #?
?
C J Foreman
guitar
Kevin Burdett
guitar, really?
Mark Bedford
bass
Nick Judd
keyboards
Lee Thompson
sax
Dan Woodgate
drums

But C J Foreman finally left the band.

This was the lineup for Camden Cowboys around November 2005:

CAMDEN COWBOYS #?
2005
Kevin Burdett
guitar
Mark Bedford
bass
Nick Judd
keyboards
Lee Thompson
sax
Dan Woodgate
drums

Other info on members of Camden Cowboys (I know up to 6 members)
Not enough info (5): Mark Bedford, Kevin Burdett, C J Foreman, Lee Thompson, Dan Woodgate

DISCOGRAPHY: (12 albums known to me - Status: In progress)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (4 credits)
  • Lunch - Audience (1972)

    • Members: Tony Connor, Keith Gemmell, Nick Judd, Howard Werth, Trevor Williams
    • Guests: Jim Price (RIP: Bobby Keys)
    • Producer: (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
    • Technical: David Hentschel
    • Comments: Recorded during November 1971 and January 1972.
  • You can´t beat them - Audience (1973)

    • Members: Tony Connor, Keith Gemmell, Nick Judd, Howard Werth, Trevor Williams
    • Guests: Jim Price (RIP: Bobby Keys)
    • Producer: (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
  • Jab it in yore eye - Sharks (March 1974)

    • Members: Nick Judd, Marty Simon, Snips, Chris Spedding (RIP: Busta Cherry Jones)
    • Technical: John Leckie, Tony Platt
  • Andy Fraser Band - Andy Fraser (1975)

    • Members: Andy Fraser + Nick Judd, Mike Kellie, Henry McCullough, Frankie Miller (RIP: Kim Turner)
    • Technical: (RIP: Keith Harwood, Ronnie Lane)
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (1 credit)
  • Greenbelt live! - VVAA (1979) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Derek Beauchemin, Fran Byrne, Dave Christopher, Terry ´Tex´ Comer, George Ford, Cliff Hall, Bryn Haworth, Nick Judd, Alan ´Bam´ King, Alex MacDougall, Mike Moran, Graeme Murray, John Perry, Craig Pruess, Tony Rivers, Ray Russell, Snowy White, Dave Wintour (RIP: Stu Calver, Barry De Souza, Dave Green, Graham Jarvis, Martin Jenner)
    • Technical: Dennis Blackham
    • Comments: Live album recorded at the Greenbelt Festival during 4 days in August 1979. Featuring tracks by Bryn Haworth (with Tex Comer and Nick Judd), Giantkiller, Lamb, Cliff Richard (with Martin Jenner), Kianos, Garth Hewitt, Vatten, Aleksander John (with Ray Russell and Barry De Souza), Randy Stonehill and Larry Norman.
SESSIONS (6 credits)
  • Dennis Coulson - Dennis Coulson (1973)

    • Members: Dennis Coulson
    • Guests: Hughie Flint + Marc Charig, Benny Gallagher, Malcolm Griffiths, Dick Hart, Jimmy Jewell, Nick Judd, Henry Lowther, Graham Lyle, Geoff Perkins, Bruce Rowland (RIP: Paul Rutherford, Ian ´Stu´ Stewart, Kenny Wheeler)
    • Technical: (RIP: Keith Harwood)
  • Here come the warm jets - Brian Eno (November 1973)

    • Members: Brian Eno
    • Guests: Robert Fripp, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Paul Thompson, Lloyd Watson + Nick Judd, Simon King, Paul Rudolph, Marty Simon, Chris Spedding, Christopher Thomas, John Wetton (RIP: Busta Cherry Jones)
    • Technical: Aaron Chakraverty
    • Comments: First solo album by Brian Eno after leaving Roxy Music. Recorded in September 1973.
  • Casablanca - Casablanca (1974)

    • Members: Aliki Ashman, Bias Boshell, Barry Clarke, David Costa, Juanita Franklin
    • Guests: Graham Preskett + Steve Bingham, Phil Chen, Luis Jardim, Nick Judd, Billy Livsey, Gary Osborne, Bruce Rowland, Terry Stannard, Paul Vigrass, John ´Willie´ Wilson (RIP: Lol Coxhill)
  • Druick and Lorange - Druick & Lorange (1974)

    • Guests: Bob Cohen, Mel Collins, Neil Hubbard, Nick Judd, Del Newman, Bruce Rowland, Chris Stainton
    • Comments: Dwight Druick and Kirk Lorange are two Canadian musicians. When they got a recording contract, they travelled to London to record their first album. After null success, Lorange went to Australia. Here, they are backed by Neil Hubbard (guitar), Bob Cohen (guitar), Marty Lewis (bass), Nick Judd (keyboards), Mel Collins (sax), Bruce Rowland (drums), Mike Driscoll (drums).
  • I never got - Tony Kelly (1975)

    • Members: Tony Kelly
    • Guests: Dyan Birch, Dave Brooks, Frank Collins, Mel Collins, Mick Cox, Neil Hubbard, Nick Judd, Paddy McHugh, Micky Moody, Terry Stannard, Chrissie Stewart, Mick Weaver (RIP: Jo Ann Kelly, Viola Wills)
    • Producer: Bruce Rowland
  • Gottle o´ geer - Fairport (1976)

    • Members: Bob Brady, Roger Burridge, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Bruce Rowland, Dave Swarbrick
    • Guests: Martin Carthy, Benny Gallagher, Jimmy Jewell, Nick Judd, Henry Lowther, Graham Lyle, Ian Wilson
    • Technical: Tony Cox, Dick Cuthell
COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (1 credit)
  • Eno box II: vocals - Brian Eno (November 1993)

    • Members: Brian Eno + Brian Turrington
    • Guests: Roger Eno, Robert Fripp, Phil Manzanera, Paul Thompson, Lloyd Watson + Robert Ahwai, Richard Bailey, John Cale, Phil Collins, Laurence Cottle, Andy Fraser, Fred Frith, Percy Jones, Nick Judd, Simon King, Bill Laswell, Mingo Lewis, Jaki Liebezeit, Dave Mattacks, Bill McCormick, Judy Nylon, Prairie Prince, Paul Rudolph, Marty Simon, Chris Spedding, Benmont Tench, David Van Tieghem, Jamie West Oram, John Wetton, Romeo Williams, Robert Wyatt (RIP: Busta Cherry Jones, Tim Wright)
    • Producer: Rhett Davies (RIP: Conny Plank)
    • Technical: Simon Heyworth

QUESTIONS:

01. Was Nick a member of Juicy Lucy?

02. Did Nick toured with the Frankie Miller Band edition of September 1978 (with Miller / Ed Deane (guitar) / Steve Simpson (guitar) / Tex Comer (bass) / Fran Byrne (drums)?

03. Was there another lineup of Sharks with Stewart Francis on drums before Nick Judd left them?

04. Has Nick played with Alan Bown? When?


RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 11


Official site(s) - tell them you saw the link here:

From the always interesting Alex's Picks (by Alex Gitlin), we have:

From the superb site Knights in Blue Denim: The British Blues Scene '68 - '70 (by Christer Fridhammar & Vanja), we have:

From the great site DME (by Dmitry M. Epstein), we have fantastic interviews:

Wikipedia doesn´t want to include links to this website, but I won´t do the same with them. So, from the great Wikipedia, we have:

THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Brian Godding: for info on Nick with B B Blunder (2012).
  • Stan White: for info on Mirrors and Keith Christmas Band (2014).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • John H Warburg: for info on B B Blunder (2013).

  • Thanks to:
  • Alex Gitlin: my friend, for everything: albums, scans, info, support, etc.

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    31/December/2014 - Added info on Mirrors and Keith Christmas Band. Very special thanks to Stan White.
    27/August/2013 - Page added to the blog.

    RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Nick Judd mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Bruce Rowland (5)
    Busta Cherry Jones (3)
    Marty Simon (3)
    Chris Spedding (3)
    Mel Collins (2)
    Tony Connor (2)
    Gus Dudgeon (2)
    Brian Eno (2)
    Andy Fraser (2)
    Robert Fripp (2)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 27/August/2013 - Last modified on: 31/December/2014. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

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