Sudzert has been together since the summer of 1997. Matt Ross and Billy Jungfer, the original founding members, recruited drummer Ryan Celestino that summer. They recorded a four-song demo, which was fairly successful. In the summer of 2002, Mike Williams was brought into Sudzert on guitar. Due to personal differences, Ryan Celestino left Sudzert and was replaced by Kevin Conroy in the summer of 2003. The current lineup is the most creative Sudzert has ever been. The chemistry between the band members is demonstrated on their debut LP entitled, "Where Do I Turn?", released in June 2004, which features 11 of their most powerful songs. Sudzert is one of New Jersey's hottest acts!

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"I picked up a copy of their CD, and was impressed by their refined, more mature sound since their first CD "The Know How". I think as their talent grows, so will their audience." - Rachel O'Neill, The Link (Local Newspaper)

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Driven by their love for music and passion for self-expression, Matt Ross and Billy Jungifer started Sudzert early in 1997. Shortly after, the guitarists found themselves settling in with drummer Ryan Celestino. Then, at only 12 years old, Matt penned their first single "Wait," which was recorded that year at Jerk Records Studio in Middletown NJ. Within a month of release, that single had risen to "Top Ten" status on's NJ Rock charts.

The first couple years were filled with appearances at NJ favorites like The Saint and Hooligans. The three-piece advanced to the semi-finals in the Jersey Shows Battle of the Bands, gaining them the respect of many local bar owners. In 1999, Sudzert recorded their first EP, entitled The Know How. Filled with four tracks of guitar driven rock, The Know How sold extremely well and supported the band's growing fan-base.

As their popularity grew, the band picked up local guitarist Mike Williams. With the addition of Mike, the band hit the studio once again and tracked 2 songs: Last Time and Absence. This demo put Sudzert on the map as a local rock powerhouse. This demo brought them to the next level and placed them in huge concerts opening for bands like SR-71, Soulfly and many others.

In the summer of 2003, Kevin Conroy joined the group as the new drummer. Kevin, formerly of the NJ based band, Knocked Conscious, came on board just in time to start the group's first full-length release. In October of that year, the band began a

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