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
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
of; "The King & Queen's Royal Feast!" (see
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,
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)... Winning 'Top
Pop/Rock Band' (at
the 2013 WNY Music Awards)... Winning 'Top
Groove/Jam Band' (at
the 2015 WNY Music Awards)... And having amassed a colorful array of
individual nominations and awards, including SteveUrge's 2013
awards for both 'Best
Drummer' & 'Best Composer/Producer' (at
the 2013 WNY Music Awards), and 'Top
Drummer & Composer' (at
the 2015 WNY Music Awards).. 'Sudden Urge' has earned the
respect of Hundreds of Thousands of music fans across the
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.
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
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
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.
Band's EXTREMELY POPULAR song
for former Buffalo Bills' Star Running Back, 'C.J. Spiller had received over 17,000 Internet downloads, and
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!
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 also a personalized
Theme Song for Daredevil High Wire Walker, Nik Wallenda!
It looks like
VERY SOON, Sudden Urge will be on it's way to greater things
than ever before! ..Stay Tuned!!!!!!