Wicker Frog

Wicker Frog

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Wicker Frog is an entertaining rock & roll band armed with a long night of cover tunes and plenty of “Froggy Style” originals. Their acoustic based original rock music is laced with big ol’ electric guitar and meaningful lyrics that are guaranteed to stick to your ribs for weeks!

Biography

Wicker Frog got their start in the summer of 2006. The band of seasoned musicians assembled and quickly worked their way into the Louisville, KY music scene. Their song repertoire includes influential covers (classic rock, new rock, & alternative) as well as plenty of original rock music. After an opportunity to open the show for the Bret Michaels Band in late 2006, they focused their attention on some studio work. What started out as a cover song demo evolved into their debut album…

“Froggy Style” includes ten original tracks and was unleashed to the public in March of 2007. Their "Wicker Style" Rock & Roll was created from Joe’s acoustic rock by adding some big ol' electric guitar and a thumpin' rhythm section. Every song is unique, lyrics are meaningful, and the tunes stick to your ribs for weeks.

Joe (lead vocals & acoustic guitar) writes the music and Al (electric guitar), Scott (bass guitar), Steve (drums), and Lee (backup vocals & percussion) bring it to life. Wicker Frog thrives on delivering an entertaining and interactive live show that is enjoyed by fans of all ages.

Where did you get the name “Wicker Frog”?!
Lead singer & acoustic guitarist, Joe, has never been a fan of wicker. For his birthday, his wife, Lee, and sister-in-law, Beth (graphic artist) gave him a giant wicker frog as a gag gift. Everyone had had a good laugh and “Wicker” found his home next to the fireplace. Later that month (May 2006), Joe & Lee joined a three piece band in need of a singer. As with any serious band, the group struggled for weeks to come up with the perfect name. The words, "How about," must have been uttered ten thousand times during that crucial step. “Wicker Frog” found its way to the Top 10 list and grew to be a crowd favorite. Despite Joe’s distaste for wicker, the name stuck. To quote Joe…“Isn’t it ironic that I'll live the rest of my life so closely associated with something so low on my taste list?!”

Lyrics

Take A Look Around

Written By: Joseph W. Kresovsky

You say, I do
He’s high, she’s too
Tough times, I know
We’ll survive, we’ll show

Vast world, many choices
Learn from, other voices
Take the time, listen to the world
Time to fly, boys and girls

Take a look around but don’t forget the past
All the things you need to know were placed there to last
Don’t be fooled by all the things that you don’t understand
We’ll find the way, just take me by the hand

The more I see, the less I learn I know
In life, this is what I’ll show
Love all, through happiness and pain
Thank God, for sun, hills and rain

Take a look around but don’t forget the past
All the things you need to know were placed there to last
Don’t be fooled by all the things that you don’t understand
We’ll find the way, just take me by the hand

Open Road

Written By: Joseph W. Kresovsky

Pack my bags
Head out on the open road
With my baby on the back
Now let’s go!

Got the wind blowin’ through my hair
Got those arms wrapped around me there’s no care
Feel the sun cast it’s smile down my way
Feel my baby grip on tight now that’s o.k.

Ridin’ free...just as free as you can be
Me and my baby...together we will see
That the world and all this place
Was made for you and me

Hit the gas
Feel the power at my hand
Don’t look back
If you don’t like the place you stand...just ride!

Why Not Me?

Written By: Joseph W. Kresovsky

creep along, trying to find my way
a touch of hope that today's the day
a better life, hiding around the bend
a better life, where's the end

the more i look, the more i see
so much to be, why not me

the gift of life, most times a chore
help me choose and find the door

i force myself to open up my eyes
maybe then, the voices stop their cries
i realize the gift of life for me
with open eyes, i'm free to be

the gift of life, most times a chore
help me choose and find the door
walk with me and take my hand
now it's time to take my stand

Discography

"Froggy Style" - debut album released 03/2007
01. What Will Be
02. Take A Look Around
03. No Matter
04. What's Your Name?
05. Difference
06. Open Road
07. Dogs & Kitties
08. She Takes Me Away
09. Why Not Me?
10. It's Over

Set List

The band normally performs (3) 1-hour sets during a performance. They have also been involved in concert line-ups.

Set lists include a mix of original & cover tunes. Here is an example set list:

Set 1
take a look around (wicker frog)
shooting star (bad company)
interstate love song (stone temple pilots)
she takes me away (wicker frog)
take it on the run (reo speedwagon)
counting blue cars (dishwalla)
i alone (live)
inside out (eve 6)
it's over (wicker frog)
cherub rock (smashing pumpkins)
alone again (dokken)
difference (wicker frog)
mr. brownstone (guns 'n' roses)

Set 2
open road (wicker frog)
mr. brightside (the killers)
if you could only see (tonic)
what's your name? (wicker frog)
cumbersome (seven mary three)
magic carpet ride (steppenwolf)
what will be (wicker frog)
jeffersons theme song (jeff barry & ja'net dubois)
enter sandman (metallica)
everything about you (ugly kid joe)
no matter (wicker frog)
summer of '69 (bryan adams)
basket case (g