Black Frog
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Black Frog

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Band Rock Blues


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"Black Frog"

Guitarist/vocalist Eroc explained to me how they came up with the name BLACK FROG. He had four carnivorous albino aquatic frogs in a fish tank. One day he noticed a frog was missing. The next day another one was gone. Mystified, he put weights on the cover of the tank but he came home and the other two frogs had vanished.

Months passed and the frogs were never found as Eroc concentrated his energies on building a recording studio in his basement and launching a new band. One fateful day, the furnace in the studio needed repair and as the technician opened the furnace, Eroc heard him scream. When Eroc entered the room he found the repairman holding four fist sized frogs as flat as pancakes and blackened from oxidation. They had made their escape through the heating ducts to an entire new floor of the house. In honor of these four brave souls, Eroc decided to name the band BLACK FROG. He still has their corpses today and hopes to shellac them into a guitar.

Hailing from the beer filled swamps of Milwaukee, the best thing about BLACK FROG is the variety of music they play. With rock, country and blues, their live shows consist of half originals and half cover tunes, surfing the spectrum of BLACK SABBATH and RUSH to STEVIE RAY VAUGHN and TIM McGRAW. I don’t know of any other band that can amaze you with a song from JOE SATRIANI then get you to sing along to JIMMY BUFFET. They also include comedy in their act and it’s definitely not g-rated. You can expect a high-energy show every time they step under the lights.

With KK Lee on bass and vocals, and Todd Hoffman on drums they form an explosive and dynamic sound in which audiences love to watch time and time again. They have been together for five years and have certainly covered a lot of ground. They annually play the big four bike rallies in the U.S., those being Sturgis, Daytona, Myrtle Beach and Laconia, New Hampshire. One of the hardest working bands, they sweated for 16 shows in 9 days their first year at Sturgis. The music crazy locals loved them in Key West, Florida and upcoming concerts include Country USA in Oshkosh from June 24-27 and the Iowa Romper Run on June 19-20, where JIMMY VAN ZANT will be backing them up.

With over fifty original songs to their credit, the debut disc has been recorded and is currently in the mastering process. If you go to their website [] and watch their videos and listen to their music, you will find it hard to believe that they are not under a major record label yet.

KK Lee brings the thunder on bass and his booming vocals remind you that he used to play with death/metal band DOOMSDAY out of Arizona. When Eroc sings, it could be described as the “great impersonation” because whatever group he is covering he can slip into their vocals and mannerisms with his own special style. With Hoffman and his metronome precision on percussion, the intensity of BLACK FROG should never be underestimated.

A respected Milwaukee musician saw them play for the first time a few months ago and I asked him what he thought of their sound. His response was simply a two word reply; “blown away.” The potential of these four musicians together is unlimited and they have developed a loyal local and national following. They are more than ready to explode on the big stage and yes; the best of BLACK FROG is yet to come.
- Maximum Ink

"Country USA"

"Black Frog plays their brand of music with such an attitude and ferocity that they have come up with a unique style that I have labeled "Angry Country". When I first heard Black Frog at Country USA, I thought to myself, "This is totally off the radar screen"...The crowd was spellbound and by the time they figured it out it was too late, Black Frog had them in the palm of their hand. They will definitely be back at Country USA next year!....." -TomGuenther, Sr. -Country USA Festival Operations Manager
Big Wave Productions - Country USA

"Black Frog Rocks!"

"With the tenacity of a junkyard dog on patrol, Milwaukee's newest sensation, BLACK FROG, has hit the scene with a sound that takes blues, rock and slap-you-up honky-tonk to a level that is as intense as it is original. Top-notch live performance combines with stellar musicianship for a style that defies description with a foot-stomping sound. With a brand new disc, this is a band whose rise in the ranks is inevitable....."-Brian Barney/David Luhrssen - The Shepherd Express


Black Frog is 102.9FM's (Milwaukee's rock station)House Band for 2010. Several Black Frog songs have had airplay this year: Broken Spoke Saloon, Happiness, and Train To Hell.



Black Frog has spent several years mastering their craft of entertaining audiences.

Pulling from influences as diverse as the band member's individual personalities, Black Frog can play to just any audience and deliver what they want to hear. From rock to blues, to country, to comedy- Black Frog is an entertaining experience to behold.

Black Frog has opened up for notable national acts as:
38 Special
Little Big Town
Jamie Johnson
Edgar Winter Group
Georgia Satellites
Marshall Tucker Band
Sammy Kershaw
Jimmie Van Zant
....and many more.

Black Frog has become Milwaukee's largest rock station, 102.9 The Hog's house band for 2010. They have also had a National television performance (WGN-TV - Chicago), cable television performance (Time Warner Cable), radio interview and performance (102.9FM and 91.7FM - Milwaukee), dozens of write-ups in print - Black Frog is no stranger to the media spotlight.

Black Frog plays for motorcycle events across the nation. Such things as The Harley-Davidson 100th and 105th Anniversary celebration, The Black Hills Motor Classic in Sturgis SD, Daytona Bike Week, Myrtle Beach Bike Week, Iron Angels Rally, Dixie Bike Fest, Tomahawk Fall Ride and countless poker runs, and cycle dealership events.

See the full Black Frog schedule on their website:

You can see full promo video of Black Frog on YouTube: