Judd Makes Its Songs Up on the Spot

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When most bands perform, they've had plenty of time to rehearse their set and get it down perfectly before getting on-stage. For the members of Judd, they won't have any idea what lyrics or melody they're singing until their show, and that's how they like it.

The musical improv troupe takes a single random audience suggestion and produces a never-before-seen musical performance with on-the-spot guitar melodies and lyrics based on the idea, weaving musical vignettes together just like something you'd see on Broadway.

Don't get the troupe wrong--they do practice, but the talented fivesome consisting of close-to-pitch-perfect singers focuses more on perfecting their harmonies, breaking patterns and staying in sync rather than on memorizing anything.

Judd August 17th, 2012 from The Torch Theatre on Vimeo.

This weekend's show at The Torch Theatre marks the last one for member Xchel Hernandez-Zendejas, the guitarist and sole male of the group who helped found the troupe in 2010. Expect the performance to be a passionate one.

"People should expect to see a solid show that will happen for the first time in front of their eyes and that will never happen again," Hernandez-Zendejas says.

"This is some of the greatest improv I've ever been a part of."

Judd is scheduled to perform at The Torch Theatre on Friday, September 21.

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TheKittenBasket
TheKittenBasket

@ninky love the goat song! Hope it's going well tonight!!!

TheTorchTheatre
TheTorchTheatre

@PHXmusicdotcom Sweet! Thanks for the article, @nickialanoche!

ninky
ninky

@TheKittenBasket @xchelm & @PaleGurl MIGHT be the funniest AZ Mexican/ MN pale couple in Phoenix. Maybe. Could be a tie. Cc @jose602

ninky
ninky

@TheKittenBasket Weirdness reigned, but it was fun! Our improvisor & guitarist @Xchelm is moving up to St. Paul next week!

Xchelm
Xchelm

@ninky @thekittenbasket @palegurl @jose602 Psh, it's far from a close tie. You guys win!

TheKittenBasket
TheKittenBasket

@ninky @xchelm are you hooking him up with @Psquatch? And Huge theater?

ninky
ninky

@Xchelm @palegurl both @TheKittenBasket @psquatch are people that I made ridiculous movies with in high school and beyond. They are funz.

Xchelm
Xchelm

@TheKittenBasket @ninky @psquatch Everyone out here is helping me which is awesome! Chuck C said he would take me about once I got in MN.

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