Bullfrog

Starting out as a rhythm section (bass, drums, guitar, turntable) led by singer song-writer Robertson, Bullfrog has evolved over the years refining their sound and style. The core of the band, Mark Robertson, Peter Santiago , Max Sansalone and Eric (Kid Koala) San have been working together since ’94. Initially averaging over 100 shows a year in the Montreal-Toronto area they soon became a club favourite .

Appearing at the Montreal Jazz Festival in ’96 along with an opening slot for Maceo Parker helped change the profile of the band. Since, they released 2 independent Ep’s, Bullfrog I & II (Toys Factory/ Outside) ,recorded on Kid Koala’s “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome” (Ninja Tune) and toured the “Meals on Wheels of Steel” World Tour 2000.

In 2001 they released their self titled debut Lp on Ropeadope records ( WEA) touring  north america with the Project Logic ( Dj Logic) and again with Robert Walter’s 20th congress headlining clubs and festivals ( SXSW 2002) across North America and Europe.

robertson’s self-produced “Deeper Shade of Green” Ep (2004 Outside) released with a cross canada Jazz Festival tour with amazing brazilian drummer/percussionist Guttierrez (Bahia) , and a 2005 european tour as bass player for MoneyMark .

re-appearing at Montreal Jazz festival 2008 as Robertson and fka Bullfrog  releasing the “FavoritePeople” Lp, the album was then re-released in europe on (Soulbeats/Discographe) in 2009 after an appearance on french and german national television show ” One Shot Not” ARTE TV where Bullfrog singer/guitarist Robertson was backed by renowned french drummer Manu Katche and the greatest bass player on earth Marcus Miller. Then a few european tours followed .

Since it’s inception the band has always featured outstanding musicians : Mc Blurum 13, DjKidKoala, Joanna Peters, Massimo Sansalone, Peter Santiago, Dessy Dilauro, Don Cummings, Tony Albino, Chris Swain, Aron Doyle, Ian Babb, Dj P-Love, D-Shade, Gutierrez, Robert Kraft, Slim Williams, Felix Burger, Liam Mackenzie ….and many other great musicians

Robertson and Santiago have since been writing in the studio teamed up with producer Carl Bastien.  Receiving a grant from C.A.L.Q in 2012 has help get the band back into the studio the record the now ready Lp ” Robertson and the formerly known bullfrog ” out this September ! Thanks for all the support … music is the best !

Discography

Bullfrog Theme
Bullfrog vinyl 1999
label Music by Bullfrog
recorded and produced by Bullfrog and Carl Bastien

 

 

Brown EP

Bullfrog I (brown ep) 1999
label Music by Bullfrog
produced by Bullfrog and Carl Bastien

 

 
Red EP

Bullfrog II (red ep) 2000
label: Music by Bullfrog
produced by Bullfrog

 

 

A Little Ropeadope Record

Bullfrog LP “A Little Ropeadope Record” 2001
label Ropeadope records/Atlantic
produced by Robertson,Kid Koala and Carl Bastien

 

 

Brown EP

Robertson, Deeper Shade of Green, 2004
Album Bullfrog Productions / Outside Music

 

 

 

Brown EP

Robertson, favorite People, 2008
Album Bullfrog Productions / music by Bullfrog

 

 

 

Blue 13, Vaguely familiar Jazz Fudge 2003
(London)

Brown EP

Series: Café Méliès  Vol.3 compilation 2005

the title Heaven (avec Bullfrog)

Jajou Productions / Select

Kid Koala, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Ninja Tune / Outside Music
Bullfrog, EP Puzzle piece II
Bullfrog Productions / Independent

 

Brown EP

1998

Bullfrog plays on remix in collaboration with Kid Koala in the
piece Vad Forgive Me de DJ Vadim, USSR
Reconstruction, compilation of a famous
Russian DJ, remixed by various artists around
the globe (Ninja Tune)

 

Brown EP

1997

Fresh Jazz Vibes vol. 2, compilation
including a Bullfrog title Mo’funk Records
(Vancouver)

 

 

Bullfrog, Public Sessions 1996
Bullfrog Productions / Independent

Audiovisual Licenses

2005 Sombrio – documentary by Paul Manlyplayed on CBC

2004 Just for Laughs – Unleash across Canada, theme song: Ababa, used during the festival

2003 A Heads Tail, documentary excerpts from Bullfrog show at Evolve Festival in Antagonism (Nova Scotia)

2002 Cirque du Soleil : Fire Within song : Bullfrog Theme

1999 Surf Video, production of Blue Torch, California, song: Ababa

1996 Once a Thief, series produced by John Woo,for CBC (sold world wide), songs : Cha-la-oop (2 episodes ), Whatch’Ya (1 episode)

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