"IF ALTERNATIVE THREW A PARTY, AND INVITED FUNK, JAZZ,

BLUES, AND RETRO, -- THE ESSENCE OF THAT PARTY WOULD

MIMIC THE POPULAR FLAVOR OF BUFFALO'S OWN,

SUDDEN URGE"  -Brad Carlson, Rockstar Magazine

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Starting as a cover band in 1991, Sudden Urge has tasted the fruits of many, and practically all styles of music, and shared the stage with such acts as: 'Carl Dixon' (of 'The Guess Who'), 'KC & The Sunshine Band', 'The Outlaws', 'Kim Mitchell', 'Ani DiFranco', 'Firehouse', 'The Marshall Tucker Band, 'Rick Derringer', 'Danzig', 'Sting', 'The Crash Test Dummies', 'Coco Montoya', Canadian 'Juno' Award Winner, 'Wide Mouth Mason', and 'Al Kroll'.


  Since 1998, the band has enjoyed critical acclaim, by starring as 'Donny Dulce and Fusion', the "offbeat" Rock N' Roll Wedding Band in 'Tony N' Tina's Wedding' (the longest running comedy in Off-Broadway history). It has afforded them the chance to tour with the show, and perform in large venues and stadiums including Fort Meyers, Florida, the 2002 Winter Olympic Village in Salt Lake City, Utah, and most recently a very successful tour performance at the famed 'Crowne Plaza' in Montreal Quebec, Canada.  Additionally, Sudden Urge has also spent several years starring as the Hilarious "Pillingham Minstrel Singers", in Actors Anonymous Theatre Company's Original Touring Musical/Comedy Production of; "The King & Queen's Royal Feast!"  (see pics)

    The band threw it's hat into the original music arena in October of 2000, with the release of their first CD entitled, 'Channel Surfer'.  To do this, they enlisted the musical talents of former 'Rick James' Percussionist / Turned Hip - Hop Producer, 'Rick Joyner', And 'Goo Goo Dolls' Keyboardist, 'Dave Schulz'. 

    Having been chosen as 'Buffalo's Top Rock Band', two years consecutively (at The Buffalo Music Awards - 1996 & 1997)... Winning the 'Top Modern Cover Band' award, two years consecutively (at the 2011 & 2012 WNY Music Awards)... Winning 'Best Music Video of 2011' (at the WNY Music Awards)... Winning 'Top Pop/Rock Band' (at the 2012 WNY Music Awards)... And having amassed a colorful array of individual awards and nominations, including SteveUrge's 2013 awards for both 'Best Drummer' & 'Best Composer/Producer' (at the 2012 WNY Music Awards)... 'Sudden Urge' has earned the respect of Hundreds of Thousands of music fans across the country.

 

In June of 2008, Sudden Urge enjoyed the honorable distinction of being hand picked to perform at the ‘Mayor’s Reception’, which immediately followed the Unveiling Ceremony of the Matt Urban memorial monument in Downtown Buffalo, NY.  This event paid tribute to Buffalo native Matt Urban, who (to date) is the most decorated war hero in American History! The band’s performance was televised, and enjoyed by thousands of Western New York television viewers.


  

    The band has also written and recorded several songs, in support of its hometown Major League Sports Teams (The Buffalo Bills, and Buffalo Sabres), and receives regular airplay on many Western New York Radio and Television Stations, as well as enjoying frequent rotation on the East Coast Trax Radio Network Affiliates for many years. The group's Hockey song, 'Go Sabres' has become a wildly popular fan favorite, and with CD sales of the song remaining healthy in Western New York music outlets and on iTunes.com, the band donates ALL CD Sale Profits to The 'Carly's Club' Foundation of Roswell Park, benefiting children's cancer research, and the Sabres' Charity Foundation!

The Band's FIRST BIG BREAK came in July of 2001, when Sudden Urge played to over 15,000 and opened the Buffalo leg of the 'Jim Rome World Tour' at Dunn Tire Baseball Stadium. They performed a vast mixture of cover and original music off of their October 2000 CD release, 'Channel Surfer'.... Soon after this performance, the band secured a coveted spot to attend the world famous 'North By North East Music Conference', in Toronto. While in Toronto, Sudden Urge had the good fortune of conferencing with such international artists as David Usher, Shawn Mullens, Francine Chaloult (Celine Dion's Publicist), and other internationally successful artists and industry insiders. Much was said of Sudden Urge's music, and their Debut CD (Channel Surfer) met with positive reviews.

The Band's recent song for Buffalo Bills' Star Running Back, 'C.J. Spiller has received over 17,000 Internet downloads to date, and has prompted Live Band Television Interviews and Features on Channel 2 & Channel 7's News Programs, as well as Features on the Front Pages of 'YahooSports.com', 'Sports Illustrated.com', 'CBSsports.com', & 'Fox Sports.com!

 

Also, the Sudden Urge re-recording of it's Buffalo Sabres' song was widely featured on Local News Channels 2 & 4, where it was noticed and chosen by a representative of 'Fox Sports' (in Los Angeles) to have a 'Fox Sports' Music Video made, using Live footage of Sudden Urge performing the song, and Highlight footage of the Sabres' phenomenal talents!  This video was chosen as Western New York's 'Top Music Video of 2011'!!

 

NOTE: Sudden Urge is currently playing Nightclubs, Festivals, Corporate Shows, Casinos, Theatrical Shows, Several Regional Radio & Television programs, and many other notable Performances. Additionally, they've recently written and recorded A Unique Duet for Prince William and Princess Katherine, which garnered positive attention from a Major Record Label who may be interested in releasing the song Internationally. Other "Specialized" Music Projects have included; a personalized campaign song for Presiden't Obama's 2nd term Election bid, and most recently, a Personalized Theme Song for Daredevil High Wire Walker, Nick Wallenda! 

It looks like VERY SOON, Sudden Urge will be on it's way to greater things than ever before! ..Stay Tuned!!!!!!

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