Jude Cole

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Jude Cole
Birth name Jude Cole
Born Moline, Illinois, USA
Genres Rock, pop
Occupation(s) Manager, Producer, Singer, Songwriter
Years active 1978–present

Jude Cole (born 18 June, 1961) is an American Singer-Songwriter, Manager, and Record Producer.

Career[edit]

After an early appearance as a member of John 'Moon' Martin's backing group, The Ravens, Jude Cole joined UK band The Records for the Crashes album in 1980. The album was not a success and after the tour to promote the album, Cole remained in the US when the band returned to Britain and he went on to be a solo singer.[1] His first three solo records, Jude Cole (1987), A View from 3rd Street (1990) and Start the Car (1992) were released on Warner/Reprise Records. and contained the singles "Baby, It's Tonight", "Time for Letting Go", "Compared To Nothing" and "Start the Car". His fourth album, I Don't Know Why I Act This Way, was released by Island Records in 1995, and finally, Falling Home on his own Watertown Records in 2000.

Cole is Manager, Producer and cowriter of rock band Lifehouse, and has co-written the last 7 consecutive singles with Jason Wade.[2]

In 2000 Cole walked away from his artist career to manage Lifehouse (DreamWorks) and Lindsay Pagano (Warner Bros). He chose Irving Azoff as a partner and spent the next 4 years with Azoff Management.

In 2003 Cole and friend and business partner, actor Kiefer Sutherland formed Ironworks Studio and Ironworks Records, signing acts like Billy Boy on Poison, Ron Sexsmith, honeyhoney and Rocco Deluca and the Burden.

In 2005, Cole contributed segments to the entertainment television program Extra as music critic, interviewing artists like The Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper, Bob Seger and others.[3]

Cole wrote the musical score for three films with his record company partner, actor/director Kiefer Sutherland.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single R&R Pop
1990 "Baby It's Tonight" 10
"Time For Letting Go" 22
"House Full Of Reasons" 69
1992 "Start The Car" 31
"Tell The Truth" 25
1993 "Worlds Apart" 58

Production credits and appearances[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Musical credits[edit]

  • Moon Martin - "Escape from Domination" 1979 - guitar, background vocals (Capitol)
  • Moon Martin - "Street Fever" 1980 - guitar, background vocals, songwriter (Capitol)
  • The Records - "Crashes" 1980 - co-lead singer, lead guitarist (Virgin)
  • Moon Martin - "Mystery Ticket" 1981 - songwriter (Capitol)
  • Peter Noone - Solo Record 1981 - background vocals, guitar (Pasha/Columbia)
  • Billy Thorpe - "East of Eden's Gate" 1982 - background vocals (Pasha)
  • Dave Edmunds - "D.E. 7th" 1982 - songwriter (Columbia)
  • Ted Nugent - "Ted Nugent" 1982 - background vocals (Epic)
  • Patrick Simmons - "Arcade" 1983 - guitar (Electra)
  • Del Shannon - "Drop Down and Get Me" 1983 - background vocals, guitar (London)
  • Soundtrack - "Where the Boys Are '84" 1984 - songwriter, artist (MCA)
  • Soundtrack - "Back to School" 1986 - artist (MCA)
  • Jude Cole (self-titled) 1987 (Warner Bros)
  • Soundtrack - "Karate Kid III" 1988 - songwriter, artist
  • Lisa Hartman - "Till My Heart Stops" 1988 - songwriter (Atlantic)
  • Jude Cole - "A View from 3rd Street" 1990 (Reprise)
  • Jude Cole - "Start the Car" 1992 (Reprise)
  • Marc Bonilla - "American Matador" 1993 - songwriter (Reprise)
  • Jude Cole - "I Don't Know Why I Act This Way" 1995 (Island)
  • Paola Turci - "Oltre Le Nuvole" (1997) producer, guitar, background vocals (Warner Bros. Italy)
  • Soundtrack - "Truth or Consequences, NM" (1998) composer
  • Jewel - "Spirit" 1998 - guitars, background vocals (Atlantic)
  • Travis Tritt - "No More Looking Over My Shoulder" 1998 - guitar, songwriter (Warner Bros)
  • Billie Meyers - "Vertigo" 1999 - guitar
  • Kendall Payne - "Jordan's Sister" 1999 - guitar, background vocals (Capitol)
  • Clay Davidson - "Unconditional" 2000 - producer, guitar, background vocals (Virgin Nashville)
  • Jude Cole - "Falling Home" 2000 (Watertown)
  • Lifehouse - No Name Face 2000 - manager, songwriter (DreamWorks)
  • Lindsay Pagano - "Love & Faith & Inspiration" 2001 - manager, songwriter, producer, musician (Warner Brothers)
  • Lifehouse - Stanley Climbfall 2002 - manager (DreamWorks)
  • Styx - "Cyclorama" 2003 - background vocals (Sanctuary)
  • Soundtrack, Beth Orton - "Warchild" 2003 - producer (Astralwerks)
  • Soundtrack, Beth Orton - "How to Deal" 2004 - producer (Capitol)
  • Lifehouse - "Lifehouse" 2005 - manager, songwriter (Geffen)
  • MoZella - "I Will" 2006 - producer, songwriter, musician (Maverick)
  • Rocco Deluca & The Burden - "I Trust You to Kill Me" 2006 - manager, producer, songwriter (Ironworks)
  • Leigh Nash - "Blue on Blue" 2006 - songwriter
  • Lifehouse - "Who We Are" 2007 - manager, producer, songwriter, musician (Interscope/Geffen)
  • honeyhoney - "Loose Boots" (EP) 2008 - producer (Ironworks)
  • honeyhoney - "First Rodeo" 2009 - producer (Ironworks/Universal Republic)
  • Jim Stapley - "Love Is Surrender" (EP) 2010 - producer, songwriter, musician (Ironworks)
  • Lifehouse - "Smoke & Mirrors" 2010 - manager, co-producer, songwriter, musician (Interscope/Geffen)
  • Rhett Miller - "The Dreamer" 2012 - songwriter "I'll Try To"
  • Lifehouse - "Almería" 2013 - manager, co-producer, songwriter, musician (Interscope/Geffen)
  • One OK Rock - "35xxxv" 2014 - producer, co-writer of song "Fight The Night"
  • Lifehouse - "Hurricane" 2014 - producer, co-writer of first single from forthcoming album
  • Lifehouse - "Out Of The Wasteland" 2015 - producer, cowriter, manager

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