John Whitehead ~ cornet/vocal
John Jeanes ~ trombone
Brian Lawrence ~ banjo/vocal
Rob Fullalove ~ brass bass/vocal
Jim Hurd ~ clarinet/vocal
Keith Durston ~ piano
Chris Marchant ~ Drums
About the Band:
Classic 1920's - 1930's New Orleans Jazz. The repertoire covering the music of such names as Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers, The New Orleans Wanderers, Johnny Dodd’s Blackbottom Stompers, Papa Celestin’s Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra, Clarence Williams and King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band. The band has built an international reputation for its feeling and enthusiasm when recreating the classic recordings of this era.
Over the years the Frogs have appeared regularly at Jazz Clubs and venues throughout the United Kingdom and have also performed on numerous occasions in Holland, Belgium, France, Germany and USA.
In April 1980, the band travelled to New Orleans and was the only British band to appear at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Returning in 1982, the Mayor of New Orleans conferred the title of ’International Honorary Citizens’ upon the band for its services to the music of the city. The band returned again in 1986 and 1988 receiving a warm and enthusiastic reception.
Rob Fullalove ~ Adelaide Cottage ~ Swallows Cross ~ Brentwood ~ Essex
Tel: 01277 352522. Mobile: 07831 820007