Jude Rawlins

Jude Rawlins is an English singer, songwriter, author and poet. He is also the founder of Saint Jean, a website dedicated to cult American actress Jean Seberg. He works primarily in the medium of rock music, most often with his band Subterraneans, which he formed in 1992 with guitarist Carl Homer. He has written extensively on the subjects of music, film and artists of all genres. His books include the extended essay Starless and Bible Black, first published in 1994; the collection Cul de Sac: Lyrics, Prose & Poems 1987-2004, and his controversial presentation of the work of William Blake, Divine Images, for which he was nominated for several international literary awards in 2005. In 2010 he published a volume of poetry Charing Cross Road. Prior to that, in 2009, he directed his first feature length film, Albion Rising, starring Dudley Sutton and Juliet Landau. In March 2011 he was elected as chairman of the William Blake Society, and in August of that year Subterraneans released their ninth album This Too Shall Pass to critical acclaim. Jude was a guest speaker at the Jean Seberg International Film Festival in Iowa in November 2011. He is currently directing his new film, Songs of Alchemy, an opera based on the angelic conversations of the Elizabethan alchemist John Dee.

Jude shares his birthday with Charles Baudelaire, performs anywhere he is allowed, and lives in London, England.