The Kings of Frog Island

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The Kings of Frog Island
Also known as TKOFI / KOFI
Origin Leicester, England
Genres Stoner, Rock
Years active 2003–
Labels Elektrohasch Records / The Kings of Frog Island
Associated acts Josiah
The Beginning
Scum Pups
Bull God
Members Mark Buteux
Roger Watson
Gavin Searle
Tony Heslop
Past members Mat Bethancourt
Midge Day
Gregg Hunt

The Kings of Frog Island are a stoner rock collective drawing from psychedelic, stoner, and retro rock traditions. The Kings of Frog Island formed in Leicester, England (hence Frog Island) in 2003, as a collaboration[1] between guitarist and producer Mark Buteux along with R. "Doj" Watson, a founding member of the grunge/punk group Scum Pups[2] and Mat Bethancourt, of the rock bands Josiah and The Beginning. The band released their debut, self-titled album with German-based Elektrohasch Records[3] in 2005. Work on the first album involved some input from guest artists associated with members of the band's musical past, most notably, Matthew (Midge) Day of Scum Pups.[4] Mathew Bethancourt left The Kings Of Frog Island in 2010 to concentrate on Cherry Choke, while Mark Buteux, Gavin Searle, Gavin Wright, Tony Heslop and Roger ‘Doj’ Watson continued work producing a fourth and fifth album as The Kings of Frog Island. They run Amphibia Sound Studios II and are working on forthcoming projects and collaborations with Bulletree Filmes of Brazil.

Members[edit]

  • Mark Buteux
  • Roger (Doj) Watson
  • Mat Bethancourt
  • Matthew Day (Midge)
  • Gavin Wright
  • Lee Madel-Toner
  • Julia Dream
  • Tony Heslop
  • Gavin Searle
  • Gregg Hunt

Discography[edit]

  • The Kings Of Frog Island - CD album released 2005; Elektrohasch Records
  • II - CD album released 2008; Elektrohasch Records.
  • III - CD album released 2010; Elektrohasch Records.
  • IV - Digital album released 2013; The King of Frog Island.
  • V - Digital & Vinyl album released 2014; The King of Frog Island.

References[edit]

  1. ^ : Roadburn - The Kings of Frog Island[dead link]
  2. ^ Max "IndiCator" No.8 Vol.2 August 1993
  3. ^ : Studio Report: The Kings of Frog Island[dead link]
  4. ^ "KERRANG!" (no.418), November 14, 1992, Bauer Consumer Media

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