The extraordinary music talent, singer songwriter Judith Owen will perform a special concert after the Sunday matinee performance of Ruby Wax – Losing It, in which she co-stars, on March 13th at 6.30pm. She will be performing songs from that show and from her many popular albums.
Over the past year, Judith has been enjoying a huge success in the UK with the tour of Losing It and now its run at Menier’s Chocolate Factory, the release of her eighth album Beautiful Damage along with its single Emily and sell out shows at The Purcell Rooms and Ronnie Scotts. In addition to this, the artist, described by Jamie Cullum as ”sassy and intelligent – the female Randy Newman”, has recently published her 64 page folio of sheet music entitled The
Judith Owen Song Book.
Last summer she was selected to perform by the great Richard Thompson at his Meltdown Festival at The Festival Hall in his song cycle Cabaret of Souls and in his hit concert 1,000 Years of Popular Music.
“Judith Owen stands out like a clean shirted substitute on a muddy Welsh rugby field. She is one of the great talents of her generation.” RICHARD THOMPSON
“One of the most passionate, mesmerizing, thoroughly creative artists on the scene today.” CASSANDRA WILSON
“Beautiful” k. d. lang
Judith Owen has boldly followed her muse, releasing recordings on Courgette Records that have captivated fans, fellow artists and the most discerning critics.
Equal parts musicality, personality and wit, Owen’s music combines pop, rock, jazz, classical, R&B and theatrical influences. Variety effusively described her as “a charmer and a seducer, a rocker and a jazz chanteuse.” The Los Angeles Times has portrayed Owen as “a drier, hipper Norah Jones who is whip smart, soulfully cool and deeply introspective.” And from a recent Boston Globe Arts cover story: “Owen’s voice is gorgeous. It’s a phenomenally forthright instrument that whispers when necessary and wails when the moment calls for candor.” Judith is best known to UK audiences as the exquisite voice of Richard Thompson’s ‘1000 Years of Popular Music’ and ‘Cabaret of Souls’.
Owen’s live performances brim with humour and theatrics, distinguishing her from other female singer/songwriters. With worldlywisdom beyond her years, Judith turns suffering into divine lyrical melodies, as she draws on her life-long battle with depression and lays this as the foundation of her latest release, The Beautiful Damage Collection which features songs from Ruby Wax-Losing It.
For more information on Judith Owen visit www.judithowen.net