Judge Smith Orfeas Songstory
Judge Smith was a founder member of Van Der Graaf Generator in 1967 along with Peter Hammill. Judge however left before the band’s first album. Judge went on to front his own band before opting for a solo career which has continued today. He has also maintained links with Van Der Graaf Generator and some of his co written songs have appeared on both Van Der Graaf Generator albums and also albums by Peter Hammill.
Strangely in the late seventies and early eighties Judge was co writer of songs on the British TV comedy programme Not The Nine O’ Clock News something that actually earned Judge a Gold Disc and at one point the Not The Nine O' Clock News album was outselling ABBA In the British Charts.
Continuing his solo career Judge came up with the concept of the “Songstory” which is in effect a concept album which includes a narrative and music.
Judge's most recent Songstory" is Orfeas and up to date re telling of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. In this exclusive Podcast Judge talks to Jon Kirkman about the album and some of the special guests such as Lena Lovich who appear on the album