Multi-instrumentalist & psychedelic enthusiast Jude Shuma is a proud native of Chicago IL. His voice and personality blend seamlessly with his washed-out melodies and songs; inviting the audience to bask in a certain warmth like a late Summer’s day.
Upon finding a guitar underneath his parent’s bed at an early age, he began writing songs and recording them on a Boss 8 track digital recorder. Fast-forward twelve years, and we have Jude’s debut EP, Afternoonified, a collection of tunes drenched in swirling reverberation and gritty tape echo. Recorded and mixed in his tiny home studio in Wicker Park, Afternoonified gave us a brief insight into his convoluted brain space.
After holding onto the master recordings for months, Jude was convinced to release the music at the urging of a friend. Weeks later, one of the songs had already found its way onto the new HBO series, Ballers, which lead to his songs also being featured on ABC's Quantico, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Once Upon a Time, The CW's Riverdale & Nancy Drew as well as films the The New Romantic, Greta, You Can't Say No, & The Speed of Life.
The quick slew of success convinced Jude that his hard work was going to pay off, and he embarked on a tour in early 2016 and again in 2017 to support his music and reach fans across the country.
Since then Jude has released his first LP entitled Reflection, two singles in 2018, and a live in the studio album as well as his EP Summer Sickness in 2019. All of them swirling with laid-back introspection. The sincere expression behind his music cuts through the multiplicity of artists saturating the charts, and is sure to catapult Jude up to the next echelon of artistry.