Jude Perl is a multi-award winning singer, songwriter and comedian based in Melbourne. In her home-town, she has created a name for herself by writing and performing hilarious, yet brutally honest, stream-of-consciousness style lyrics, set to undeniably catchy and wellcrafted songs. “These songs are not only funny, but also infinitely better composed than many of the songs on commercial radio” (AU Review)
In 2013, Jude released her debut EP ‘3am’ which featured her first single ‘Girls & Boys’. Her single received regular airplay on commercial radio all over Australia (including Fox FM and 2Day FM). Jude was interviewed by Ella Hooper and Ben Wasley on Aus Top 20 where she performed her track live. Her music video for ‘Girls & Boys’ featured on ABC’s Rage and was also shortlisted for the 2014 SoundKilda Film Festival.
In 2015 Jude performed her first solo comedy show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, which won her first of 3 Green Room Awards for Best Original Songs. Her 2016 album ‘Modern Times’ was produced in LA with Grammy Award winning Engineer Brian Paturalski (Outkast ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’). Whilst in LA, Jude also worked with Colin Hay (Men At Work) recording her album track ‘Canyon’ with him at his studio and singing backing vocals on his album ‘Next Year People’. In the same year, several of Jude’s songs were featured in the internationally acclaimed documentary ‘Embrace’ from activist and Body Image Movement founder Taryn Brumfitt, including a track that was written specifically for the film.
In 2018 Jude performed her 5th solo show ‘I Have A Face’ at Melbourne Fringe, and won Best Cabaret. The show also won Jude her 4th Green Room Award for Best Cabaret Artiste. In 2019 Jude released an EP of the same name and toured the show all over Australia including Darwin Festival and Junction Arts Festival in Launceston. In 2020 Jude is performing her new show ‘Puffy Jacket’ at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and continuing to tour ‘I Have A Face’ around the country and overseas.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
“Jude, you made me laugh, cry and then do that weird laugh-cry thing where you aren’t exactly sure what emotions you’re feeling but snot and tears are dribbling down your face yet you’re still laughing. ★★★★★.”
“One of the most genuine, honest feeling performers going around.”
“Punny, engaging and clever. She belts out a song with all the energy and dynamism of Stevie Wonder.”
“Our laughter is genuine and uncomfortable, as we are guilty too. That’s what good artists do. They open up about something in themselves that we have somewhere in us too.”