Jude Abbott

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Jude Abbott
Jude Abbott, Chumbawamba (4746401902).jpg
Abbott in 2010
Background information
Birth nameJude Abbott
Born (1962-02-04) February 4, 1962 (age 56)
Essex, England
GenresFolk, pop, Anarcho-punk
Occupation(s)Musician, web designer
InstrumentsVocals, trumpet
Years active1993–present
Associated actsChumbawamba, Echo 42

Jude Abbott (born 4 February 1962) is an English musician, perhaps best known for her work with anarcho-punk and later folk band Chumbawamba.

Born in Essex, Abbott was already an accomplished musician when she moved from London to Leeds in 1993, and joined local band in Slaithwaite for the Moonraking Festival. She was also approached by street band The Peace Artistes.

In 1996, Abbott joined the popular Leeds-based anarcho-punk band Chumbawamba. She joined musicians Boff Whalley, Lou Watts, Alice Nutter, Dunstan Bruce and Danbert Nobacon, who had formed the band 14 years earlier in 1982. Shortly after Abbott joined, Chumbawamba controversially signed to international record label EMI in 1997.

In 1997, the band achieved international stardom, following the release of their song Tubthumping. The song, which reached number 2 on the UK Singles Charts, featured Abbott playing the trumpet and providing vocals with Bruce, Watts and Nutter. Tubthumper was the first album of Chumbawamba under EMI, and found them mainstream success, with Amnesia reaching number 10 on the British charts.[1]

Following the end of their mainstream success, and the departures of Nutter, Nobacon and Bruce in 2004, Chumbawamba became more focused on folk music.[2] After a string of fairly successful albums, they disbanded in 2012.[3]

Abbott is now a member of big band Echo 42, and also works as a web designer.[4]


  1. ^ "Chumbawamba: They got knocked down..." www.independent.co.uk. The Independent. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Chumbawamba... The Folk Band". my.telegraph.co.uk. The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Chumbawamba Break Up". www.rollingstone.com. Rolling Stone. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  4. ^ McGill, Dunstan. "Chumbawamba: Where Are They Now?". www.thetangential.com. The Tangential. Retrieved 24 October 2015.