Judy Slater


Welcome to the 'Cool but Classy' sound of Judy Slater.

In the UK Songwriting Contest, Gospel artist, Judy Slater and her husband Gavin are finalists in the jazz/blues category, semi-finalists in the singer songwriter category and have commended entries in the Christmas Song, Country, Faith/Christian, Adult Contemporary, Love Song and Open categories. Praise God!

Judy, her husband and family have also recently been giving Gospel concerts, had speaking engagements and have been leading worship for Gospel events in Spain sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus. To God be all the glory!

When you have a personal relationship with your Creator, when He showers you with unconditional love, when He turns your life right side up, when He heals your wounds, when He gives your life purpose and true meaning, when He saves the lives of your children, when He works through you to heal bodies, set people free from addictions, suicide, depression and fear, when you watch Him restore lives, marriages and families, when you live in the miraculous, how can you not share the Good News?

If you have the cure for death, how can you not shout about it? The Bible says, the thief comes to steal, kill and destroy, but Jesus came that we might have life, to the full, until it overflows. I now live a life that is overflowing with love, peace and joy no matter the circumstances. I now live a life of victory in every situation because all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose. I now love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength and am now able to love my neighbour as myself. That was not possible before I was born again and filled with the Holy Spirit. Now Jesus is truly the Lord and Saviour of my life and I can now live the life Jesus taught us to live and even love my enemies. I am not religious anymore, because there is no power, no salvation, no transformation in religion, but I am red hot on fire for God, because of God's grace and mercy and what Jesus has done for me on the cross. He paid the price in full for all my sin, washed away my sin and guilt by His shed blood and has made me a new creation. He then filled me with the Holy Spirit and that is what enabled the first disciples to shake this world and what is still making a difference today in the lives of people all over the world.

Jesus loves you, and maybe our paths crossed simply so He could tell you that.

Jesus said, "I AM the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry and he who believes in me will never be thirsty... I AM the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life... I AM the gate for the sheep; whoever enters through me will be saved.... I AM the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life - only to take it up again. No-one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again... I AM the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?... I AM the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me... I AM the vine, you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit, apart from me you can do nothing... Behold, I am coming soon! ... I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

Judy was born in the Caribbean, educated in Canada, Scotland and London. She trained in Classical ballet, has competed at international level as a sprinter, holds several records and is a former Scotland 100 metres champion. She has a passion for languages and is a graduate of Glasgow University, studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with Patricia MacMahon and the Royal College of Music in London with Margaret Kingsley. After graduating from college Judy studied with Dame Vera Rozsa.

Judy has won many scholarships, prizes and prestigious awards. She is a versatile performer and has had a varied career from plays, music theatre, dance and opera to concerts: classical, jazz, Latin American and Gospel music on concert platform, stage, television and radio throughout the world.

Judy's versatility, energy, creativity and passion has given her freedom to move genres effortlessly. Her roles range from the title role in Carmen through Mary Magdalene and Snow Queen to Mowgli in the Urban Jungle Book. She has worked with companies and in venues as varied as Rambert Dance Company (where she was solo guest artist over a period of three years and opened the new Sadlers Wells Theatre), through English National Opera's Contemporary Opera Studio, the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio, Dunblane Cathedral, St. Lucia's Cultural Centre to the Queen Elizabeth Hall and London's West End.

Judy has had sell-out solo concerts around the world with her exciting, entertaining and dramatic programmes. She is as comfortable in a solo classical concert as she is performing with the London Festival Orchestra or as lead singer in the Latin American band Riamba. Judy has hung upside down, balanced on breeze blocks and set them on fire at the foot of the spire of Salisbury Cathedral (Salisbury Festival); she has danced in a shell-covered floor-length wig and rolled down a seven foot raked stage with Opera Factory; she has back-flipped and rollerbladed her way around the stage for the Unicorn Theatre for Children; she has played cheeky, chirpy chappies and sexy, sultry, strong women in operas up and down the UK; she has performed in French, English, Spanish, German, Russian, Czech, Italian, Anglo Saxon and Ancient Greek; her characters have been killed and have even been raised from the dead with the London Handel Orchestra in London and at the Handel Festival in Germany!

Judy has been involved in contemporary work (singing, acting and dance) and community projects. She has a heart to share the love of Christ through music and the arts. Judy has taken music of a professional standard into the community (hospices, hospitals, prisons, special needs schools, nursing homes, out on the streets, etc.) to those who are not able to attend churches, theatres or concert halls.

Judy is an accomplished speaker, she preaches, is a worship leader and actively involved in prayer and outreaches in the local church, internationally. None of her achievements or successes mean anything compared with the love Father God has shown her through the Lord Jesus Christ. Anything good in her comes from Him; all her gifts are from God and are for His glory. With the help of the Holy Spirit, Judy will sing unto the Lord as long as she lives!

Judy's 'Cool but Classy' sound has delighted audiences around the world and she is also the founder of the Gospel group 'Gloria a Dios' who can be found at www.gloria-a-dios.org Judy is writing, recording and performing with her accompanist/composer husband, Gavin and their family. They are currently in Spain working for The King.