Frogg Cafe

Frogg Cafe

BandRockJam

Frogg Cafe is an original rock band from the NY-metropolitan area making music that incorporates rock, pop melodicism and fusion jazz. The music is also peppered with an appealing variety of latin, modern chamber music, avant-garde/experimental and extended flights of jamband improvisation.

Biography

Frogg Café is proud to announce the official release of a live double-CD titled The Safenzee Diaries on April 10, 2007. This new album features fourteen songs and over two hours of live music spanning from 2004-2006. This collection of music features somewhat of a crossover appeal into the jamband and jazz markets. The Safenzee Diaries captures a band that is internationally renowned for their live performances at their absolute best in a virtuoso display of showmanship. This comes on the heels of the success of Frogg Café’s studio release Fortunate Observer of Time (2005). Other discography includes 2001 self-titled debut Frogg Cafe (currently available as a re-mastered edition with a live bonus track), Noodles (2002) a straight improvisational album which captures a snippet of a four-hour jam session in the studio, and Creatures (2003).

The real Frogg Cafe experience comes when you witness this band performing live! Frogg Café tours extensively year-round. In the past two years, they have performed at The Knitting Factory (NYC), Towne Crier (Pawling, NY), Lizard Lounge (Boston), Nectar’s (Burlington, VT) where Page McConnell of Phish sat in on keyboards for a tune, Orion Sound Studios (Baltimore, MD), NEARfest (Northeast Art Rock Festival, PA), Prog in the Park Festival (Rochester, NY), and the NJProghouse Series (NJ). Frogg Café is also proud to announce their performance slot at CalProg in Whittier, California this May.

Frogg Café has spent the past year entertaining the prog and jamband fans alike. One year ago, Frogg Café was joined by Page McConnell, of Phish, on keys, for a scorching version of 2001 (Also Sprach Zarathrustra). Other recent projects include extensive gigging, including Bellstock, a jamband festival in Upstate New York, opening up for Ryan Montbleau, and signing on with 10 Tornado Records.

Frogg Café has shared the stage with noteworthy rock artists Page McConnell of Phish, Ryan Montbleau, Proto-Kaw featuring Kerry Livgren of Kansas, Dave Mason, the Dude of Life, and The Flower Kings. Legendary ex-Zappa percussionist Ed Mann took up the mallets for the 2004 Zappanale Festival in Germany.

Discography

Frogg Cafe (2001)
Noodles (improv CDR) (2002)
Creatures (2003)
Fortunate Observer of Time (2005)
The Safenzee Diaries (2007)

Set List

Every Frogg Cafe show features a different setlist. Our efforts are to make every show different and unique. All set can be modified to fit the time allowed. Our original song selection includes the following tunes:

Candy Korn, Space Dust, Questions Without Answers, All This Time, Creatures, Gagutz, Waterfall Carnival, Eternal Optimist, Fortunate Observer of Time, Reluctant Observer, No Regrets, You're Still Sleeping, Aybss of Dissension, Leave of Absinthe, Il Gioco, Dance, The Happy Ending Shuffle, Terra Sancta, Small Chuwawa, The Gold Ambler, Vines, From The Fence, Move Over I'm Driving.

We also cover the following songs:
Peaches En Regalia, Little House I Used to Live In, Call Any Vegetable, King Kong, Black Napkins, Synchronicity, Red, Also Sprach Zarathrustra (aka 2001), The Landlady, Sissy Strut, Dog Breath Variations, Cars Trucks Buses, Sand.

Sample Setlist:
10/21/06 University Cafe, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

Sand Jam--> Hawaiian 5-0 Theme, From The Fence