Udi Subudi

Bio

Udi subudi

Udi Subudi's four year stint ran from 1997 to 2001. During that time, they released three CD's, performed live on TV and the radio, and received airplay on over 550 radio stations across the country.

The core members of Udi were John Lennartz on vocals, Mark Pierret on drums, and Tom Crowell on guitar. The three of them wrote and recorded their first CD, Hold That Thought, in Mark's basement in Campbellsport, Wisconsin. Once the CD was released, they recruited their first bass player, Andy Blohm. Andy was eventually replaced by Dave Wright. Dave's second gig with the band was a live radio show on WLUM. During this time they had also added a second guitarist, Bruce Troeller. Bruce only stayed with the band for a handful of shows. He eventually moved on to other projects.

Udi made their way back to the studio to record their second CD, Won't Let Go, at Studio Z in Milwaukee. It was during these sessions that they added keyboardist, Rick Forkes. They spent the summer of 2000 touring in support of the album. At the end of the summer, Dave decided to move on. Dave was replaced by veteran bassist, Dave Johnson.

The end of 2000 was spent writing and recording their third CD, Under The Stone.  It was during these sessions that they decided to go in the direction of a harder edged sound with less keyboard, so Rick moved on as well. This album was released at the end of 2000.

Instead of touring in support of the new album, the band immediately went back to writing. Uncertain of what direction they wanted to take, the band started losing interest in the project. Dave had a new baby on the way, and he decided to focus on family life. Their last performance was at the Milwaukee music festival, Summerfest, in the summer of 2001.

After Dave left, they made one last effort to keep the band alive. They hired longtime friend Rocky Dunst to take over bass duties and continued rehearsing. This line-up never made it to the stage and the band eventually called it quits.

Various members of the band are currently performing with The Pulltops and Big Noise. Visit their sites for the latest news. 

Achievements

  • UDI SUBUDI wins 2nd Place in WWWX FM 97 Fox Roxx Rumble 2000. June 17, 2000
  • Singles from UDI SUBUDI'Won't Let Go receive airplay on over 565 U.S. commercial and college radio stations.July 14, 2000
  • UDI SUBUDI wins Round One of the WWWX FM 97 FOX ROXX RUMBLE 2000. April 30, 2000
  • "Won't Let Go" from the Won't Let Go EP added to rotation by WSAM FM, Hartford, CT, for syndicated broadcast on 417 radio stations. March 15, 2000
  • "As Far As I Can Tell" from the Won't Let Go EP picked up by Trans-American Broadcasting for daily rotation on the Best of Rock show, broadcast on 78 stations in 38 states. March 14, 2000
  • "Walking on the Ceiling" from the Hold That Thought CD ranked #49 out of 6000 plus songs on MP3.com's Rock Charts. March 5, 1999
  • UDI SUBUDI chosen for a WLUM On-Air Showcase, playing 1/2 hour live on 102.1 FM, Milwaukee, WI January 10, 1998
  • UDI SUBUDI ranked # 1 as "Milwaukee’s Best Band" by web site visitor votes on Milwaukee One Entertainment Guide September 28, 1998 to October 17, 1998
  • Hold That Thought chosen "CD Pick of the Week" by All Independent Music Online Music Guide & Newsletter July 26, 1998