johnludypuleo11His passion for the standards exudes from chilling renditions of songs once covered by legends like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin & Nat King Cole; while infusing his own prowess and style.

Born John Ludy Puleo in Chicago, this love for song & lyric took deep root from within a vocally-gifted family and a childhood surrounded by music. He performed throughout his formative years and became lead vocalist with popular Lake County based groups including DoubleTake, The Believers and Transformation Band. John “Ludy” also provided his vocal talents on several recording projects, voice overs and is currently working on his next solo project and new stage production for 2018-19.

Ludy performs regionally at a variety of popular venues and has performed at Monona Terrace, Ditka’s Trackside Arlington Park & Downtown, Medinah Country Club, The Riviera Ballroom, Rosewood Music Theater, Lake Geneva Cruise Lines and The Walworth County Fair.  He performs at a variety of festivals, charity events, private and corporate functions throughout the Midwest, Colorado, Florida or anywhere in between; as a one man show, or with his Jazz Trio. He also enjoys his on-going relationship with the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra as featured vocalist for their 17- piece LGSO Swing Band.  Feel free to hire us!

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“I had the pleasure to perform with Ludy and it was just wonderful, he has such a deep, well rounded and powerful voice. He is a fantastic singer and entertainer…I would recommend Ludy to anyone, he is very talented and a pleasure to listen to and be around.”

John Vincent
Famous Chicago Vocalist Ditka’s Downtown

“While managing restaurants that have live entertainment, I have come across a fair amount of talent. Ludy is, by far, one of the best that I have worked with. Ludy worked many events at our restaurants. He is receptive and respectful to the venue, has a wide range of songs, and over delivers every night. Ludy was well received by all our guests, and he took the time to visit with many of them. His ability to engage a crowd is one of his greatest talents.”

Paul Woodard
Managing Partner Ditka’s Chicagoland

You are the man, Ludy!
I have heard only THE BEST things from guests who have had the chance to see you perform! Thank you so much for all the priceless entertainment you provided our resort… you definitely helped continue the trend of success at Geneva Ridge. Keep up the good work, and we look forward to having you back in the future.

Best wishes,
Jesse Seykora
Geneva National Resort Lake Geneva, WI


Just a quick note to say that your performance at the Lake Geneva Symphony’s 2012 gala was a total success! It was what we call a “capstone event” in that it will be very difficult to top the magic that you brought to the evening! Our board is hoping we can bring you back for an encore performance someday. Your selection of music, your terrific vocal interpretations and your stage presence is a winning combination! In other words, our audience was totally delighted and you had them eating out of your hand!
Thanks again for helping us make the evening a total success!

Eric C. Horne
Lake Geneva Symphony 2012 Gala Coordinator