Judge Jules Live coming to SheffieldPosted by: Ashley Birch
Judge Jules Live is heading to Plug this month
The Judge still won’t budge
As one of the scene’s best-known names in dance music for more than three decades, Judge Jules has constantly tried to pushed boundaries. Now, for the first time ever, audiences will be able to experience the tracks that have defined his career through a ten-piece live band with Judge Jules at the helm.
Jules’s in-depth involvement in many of the recent wave of ‘classical’ dance events, including Gatecrasher, Colours, Club Class and 2019’s Ministry of Sound tour, inspired the decision to take the impact and emotion of the classical shows, but refine the feeling with a wholly new take on live dance music. The first dates will see Jules take the new live show to Sheffield’s Plug on 23 March.
Each track has been reinvented and reworked in a style unique to this live show, featuring a full ten-piece band, with brass, percussion, drums, bass guitar, lead guitar, keyboard, singers, and of course Judge Jules himself. A 90-minute show from start to finish, the music has been selected to represent the breadth and scale of his career.
Judge Jules said: “There is something about music being played live that never fails to send shivers down your spine – it doesn’t matter what the genre is, hearing a track performed by live musicians on stage is something you cannot replicate in the studio, or even on the best nightclub environment.
“So, I decided to create my own bespoke versions of my all-time favourite records with a specially selected band. It’s taken a long time to put together, but finally we look forward to taking the “Judge Jules Live” tour on the road. This truly is a new take on the ‘live dance music’ phenomenon and the tour bus starts rolling shortly.”
Rehearsals are well under way, and tickets can be purchased via Judge Jules’ website, priced at £20.72 (including booking fee).