Milwaukee group Bakkus was founded in early 2001 when Jerry and Matt began to collaborate on original alternative/rock songs. The sound was unique, and soon the band hit the Milwaukee scene with immense force. Since it's' inception, Bakkus has performed live at various Milwaukee clubs including The Rave Bar and Underground, Thai Joe's, the Rock Shop, The Globe East, Reed Street Station, Vnuk's, The BBC, Quarter's, and Carroll College. Bakkus has performed with impressive indy bands such as Pet Engine from Milwaukee, Firetrucs from Minneapolis and Sullen from St. Louis. The band has received airplay on the Milwaukee stations WMSE 91.7, WLUM 102.1 and WLZR 102.9 during local airplay hours, and has been interviewed on Carroll College radio and UW-Madison radio. Bakkus was chosen as the Lazer Local Licks (102.9 FM) band of the week in mid 2002, and qualified for the final round of a battle of the bands sponsored by Jim Beam and Rock 102.1 at Kelly's Bleachers II in the spring of 2002. With the recent addition of drummer Steve Fix in summer of 2003, the band has taken it's' sound to the next level. With the release of their new album, 'Seventy One Six,' Bakkus continues to capture the attention of new listeners and delve into experimental territories. Reviews: 'I was well impressed with your material. It's pretty dreamy leftfield modern rock with a really melodic edge and love the powerful screeching guitars.'-Dale O. of Matchbox Recordings 'A savory blend of the best of '80s melodic pop-rock (think Crowded House, R.E.M.) and new millenium smart-rock (Radiohead), with the occasional crazy guitar solo.'-Gemma Tarlach of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 'Looking at mild-mannered musician Jerry Bakkus, bespectacled and covered in clothing that helps him blend in with the crowd, no one would mistake him for a talented musician. But like the fabled comic-book character Clark Kent, beneath his composed exterior lies something more extraordinary.'-Jason Keil of OnMilwaukee.com.