The Alternative-Rock band Ludo, named after a giant puppet from the movie "Labyrinth", was formed initially as a duo in desperate need of a rhythm section, comprised of vocalist + guitarist Andrew Volpe and lead guitarist Tim Ferrell, but after relentless acoustic touring resulting from a policy that they play a show every night, they decided it was time to start recruiting others to join them in, of all places, Tulsa, Oklahoma USA. The pair then recruited keyboardist Tim Convy, bassist Marshall Fanciullo and drummer Matt Palermo.
In the spring of 2004 Ludo released its debut self-titled album on St. Louis independent label Redbird Records. In the run up to their second recording, "Broken Bride", a Rock opera EP released a year later, the band began to make its mark on the music scene outside of St. Louis.
It was in late 2006 that the quintet, now based in Missouri, signed with Island Records to release a second full-length disc; after four years of insane hard work, coast-to-coast survival touring Ludo clawed their way to the top of the heap with "Love Me Dead", the first single from their major label album debut, "You're Awful, I Love You", released in February 2008. The album reached #188 on The Billboard 200 and "Love Me Dead" exploded onto the alt-Rock scene receiving enormous airplay to finally snag #7 on The Hot Modern Rock Tracks.
Featuring the minor hit single "Whipped Cream", the Island Records Ludo's sophomore album, "Prepare The Preparations", followed in September 2010, it peaked at #72 on The Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.