Every once in a while,, a new band surfaces on the scene that leaves you wondering. "Where did these guys come from and why haven't I heard of them before?" Such is the case with Florida based band, JuggerNaut" A hard edged band centered around souring vocals, shredding guitar work and driving rhythm section apparently stuck in overdrive! JuggerNaut executes main event showcase performances as well as opening act support in the southeast region and national circuit. Though the style of the band strikes similar angles to a time gone past when rock bands were more substance and less marketing, there is an undeniable freshness to JuggerNaut's no nonsense approach to heavy rock. The band makes no apologies for their straight forward direction to play the music they love and perform like no one else can. JuggerNaut's style is simply defined by what they all do best, combine with a healthy dose of aggression and a full understanding of exactly what it takes to pull it all together into a truly professional showcase performance.
Founding members of the band Mark Hurst and Charlie Ost, are both seasoned veterans of rock tours dating back to the late eighties. Mark has an amazing vocal range with a stage presence remenisant of some of rocks finest front men. Charlie represents "power drumming" with strong attention to driving the band through the songs. When the notion first hit the two of them to revisit the success they experienced together back in the early 90's, it was approached as a fun thing to do that might have modest, positive results. This proved to be an extreme understatement. The two realized that they had a great chemistry together so plans were put in place to persue assembling a new band.
Almost immediately, guitarist Bryan "Shredder" Udell was brought in to handle the lead guitarist work. Bryan's prior experience with heavy rock bands was impressive and included a knack for writing catchy original heavy rock tunes with a strong emphasis on aggressive drive and edgy riffs. Shortly after securing Shedder's services, the band struck gold when they found axmen Tony Buttrams internet ad seeking a professional band. This find quickly turned double bonus when Tony brought two major, and unexpected, attributes with him. One was the amazing ability to crank out blazing lead guitar solos, a quality the band wasn't looking for being that they were shopping for a rhythm. The other was bassist Kevin Woolgar, a player with an "in your face" style and a powerful presence. Both Tony and Kevin had been members of the band "Street Wise" a successful heavy edged band back in the 90's, and both processed strong backing vocal talent. Kevin's hard hitting bass drive locked in perfectly with Charlie's drumming style and Tony's fluid playing did nothing but compliment Shredder's dominating approach to the guitar. Adding the incredible vocal talents of Mark to the mix is the ultimate icing on the cake that positively takes the band over the top. Way over the top.