Tim Convy takes us through his life on the road with Ludo
On this episode of Trip to the Lou, Tim Convy bears all and recounts his life as a rockstar in the band Ludo. Tim joined the band when he was in college and learned how to play the Moog (monophonic keyboard synth) to play in the band. Then we talk about life on the road with the same people. At one point, the five piece band was based out of a small apartment in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Later, we talk about the band’s marketing techniques – SPOILER ALERT: This goes back to the days of MySpace. Finally, we talk about the time the band spent in LA recording their album at Sound City Studio, the same studio where Nirvana recorded the legendary album Nevermind.
More info about the rock band Ludo:
Ludo is an alternative rock band from St. Louis, Missouri. The band consists of lead vocalist/guitarist Andrew Volpe, lead guitarist/back up vocalist Tim Ferrell, moog/synth and back up vocalist Tim Convy, and drummer/back up vocalist Matt Palermo.
Ludo’s origins can be traced to songs written while Andrew Volpe was attending John Burroughs School in Ladue, Missouri. While sitting in his car in the local Schnucks supermarket parking lot after class, Volpe penned songs that would become some of Ludo’s first, including their local breakout radio hit “Hum Along.” After his sophomore year at Washington University in St. Louis, Volpe formed a band with fellow John Burroughs graduate Dave Heltibrand. Lead guitarist Tim Ferrell joined the band while home on break from the University of Notre Dame. The three adopted the name Ludo after a character in the film Labyrinth.
Heltibrand soon left the band, but lead Volpe and Ferrell continued to play occasionally around St. Louis as an acoustic duo. In 2002, the pair moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, after Ferrell graduated from Notre Dame and Volpe dropped out of Washington University’s music program. Tim Convy, one of Ferrell’s friends from St. Louis, was added to the band after Volpe watched him sing with an 80s cover band in Columbia, Missouri. The three men performed together through early 2003, telling audiences they would return in the fall with a rhythm section and an album.
You can hear all that and more on this episode of Trip to the Lou!
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