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Albino Frogs at The Earl Haig Memorial Club
They are simply known as 'The Frogs' to their ever growing number of followers supporting their smiling upbeat music. This four piece band from the South Wales Valleys appeals to all ages, as they deal out plenty of funky Latin rocky grooves, which get your foot tapping and the body swaying. It doesn’t end there, there's also some jazz and country thrown into the mix for good measure. The song writing is top draw; it gets you going with instantly hummable melodies and memorable hooks, so much so, that by the second chorus you are easily singing along. Solid yet funky bass, drums, and percussion are provided by Daryl Cook, Dai Lewis, serving to underpin the slap and tickle guitar style, and powerful vocal of Ian Day, while Ric Lawton’s virtuoso saxophone, puts the icing on the cake. With 3 and 4 part vocal harmonies in abundance, The Frogs generate a very full tight and inspiring sound.
Its Steely Dan meets Huw and Cry meets Little Feet, for those who like comparisons, but for this band, truly original and quirky is what they’re about. In 2017 they were big hits at festivals such as Brecon, Reading , .Cheltenham Jazz festival, SwanseaInternational jazz and Llandeilo Jazz, to name a few. They continue to do the bread and butter gigs throughout UK never failing to entertain, not only via their musicianship, but also their sense of fun, with little quips and jibes going on all through the set which audiences pick up on. They have just finished working on a third album, and also there is interest from as far afield as Austin Texas.
The Albino Frogs have had their music presented at the prestigious MIDEM Cannes Music Festival with favorable responses from as far afield as South America.
The future looks hopping for The Frogs. There's got to be something happening when at recent concerts, instead of clapping, the fans would collectively shout, née dip... née dip... née dip... née dip!!! in approval. Strange but good!
Watch out for them, ‘tantalizingly different,’ they could be hopping near you very soon.
The Earl Haig Club
- 23-25 Penlline Road
- CF14 2AA
- 029 2062 6015