Judy Dyble is a legendary British singer, best known as the original vocalist with Fairport Convention from 1967 to 1968. The group recorded their first album Fairport Convention with her. It featured her on vocals, piano and autoharp.
After Fairport Convention, Dyble performed with Giles, Giles and Fripp, a group that would later become King Crimson. Later she was one half of the duo Trader Home with Jackie McAuley, releasing one album, Morning Way in 1969, and two highly prized collectible vinyl singles. She also guested on The Incredible Sting Band's 1968 album The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter (on The Minotaur’s Song) and on the G.F. Fitz-Gerold 1970 album Mouseproof.
From 1973 onwards, Judy left the music business but after a thirty year gap released a new album, Enchanted Garden in 2004, followed by Spindle and The Whorl in 2006. Occasional live appearances have seen her appear at Cropredy, with what was virtually the original Fairport line up in 2007.
Since 2007 I have produced, and performed on, 5 albums with her (one co-produced with Tim Bowness). I have co-written many of the songs on the albums too. These are Talking With Strangers, Flow and Change, Judy Dyble Live at the Water Margin, Earth is Sleeping, and Weavings of a Silver Magic. More about these albums here. We have also played many gigs together with the Band of Perfect Strangers - most notably to a crowd of 20,000 at the 2017 Cropredy festival. It was a wonderful experience to know her and produce all this music.