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Bullfrog blues is the name of an old traditional american song, (covered also by Canned Heat and Rory Gallagher) but Bullfrog is the name of a band from Verona, Italy who plays good old classic hard rock! The band was formed in 1993 from the ashes of other important bands from Verona (Great Fish, Capricorn, Highshooter, Hitchers). Starting as a cover band, the group plays songs by Free, Bad Company, Grand Funk, Led Zeppelin, Mountain, and other blues standards. The sound is pretty much reminiscent of the classic power-trios of the 70's, with a lot of room for improvisations and solos. In a while Bullfrog begin to gain a reputation as a live band, playing also at various biker festivals, with shows often lasting more than four hours!
Gradually, as a natural development, the band begins to write and play their own material, clearly showing the love for the great rock of the 70's.

In 2001 Bullfrog finally enter the studio to record their debut album, Flower on the moon, for the Andromeda relics label. The album includes nine original compositions plus one interesting cover of Sail on, sail away, originally recorded by Moxy, a great and sadly forgotten canadian band from the 70's.
To this day the CD is getting great reviews from all the most important italian music magazines.

In May 2002, Bullfrog debut on television, for the live show Terremoto on the Matchmusic channel, performing unplugged versions of Trouble in paradise e Flower on the moon.
In March 2003, the song Stranger to the danger is included in the compilation CD Burn!, sold with the new rock magazine Classix.
In April 2004, a new cd is published, The road to Santiago, a great work of pure hard rock, including nine original compositions and a cover version of the James Gang classic Walk away.
Stylystically close to the previous record Flower On The Moon, The Road To Santiago shows a much better production, and a growing musicianship.
In the following months the album gets rave and enthusiastic reviews from critics and magazines.
The songs Sundance and The road to Santiago are included in two compliation albums of local bands MusicAlive#2 and Tales, the first being also aired on the national radio program Demo on Radio1.
The new album, BEGGARS & LOSERS, is out in March 2009. Once again, the music recalls the great hard rock giants of the 70's but still the personality of the band is stronger than ever.

In 2014, the band releases the long awaited fourth album CLEARWATER for the american label Grooveyard Records. The new record features eleven self written compositions, successfully capturing the warm and groovy sound the band is known for displaying on stage. Several prestigious musicians guest during the album: Jimi Barbiani, Simone Bistaffa (Tolo Marton Band, Forever Deep), Fabio Serra (Rosenkreutz), famous jazz player Bruno Marini, Andrea Ranfa, Nicolò Carozzi (Black Mama).

The band also had the privilege to be the opening band for some of the biggest heroes of hard rock, always winning audiences and gaining heartfelt compliments from the headliners too.
December 13/2003, Brescia: opening band for the John Lawton Band (legendary singer in Uriah Heep and Lucifer's Friend)
April 9/2005, Verona: opening band for Micky Moody & Bernie Marsden (legendary guitarists in Whitesnake)
August 11/2005, Venice: opening band for Uriah Heep, in front of 1500 people
May 08 2008, Verona: special guest for Dzjenghis Khan, S. Francisco, California.
August 01 2011, Verona: special guest for Rory Gallagher Band (Mc Avoy - Mc Kenna), UK November 10 2011, Rovigo: special guest for Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze, Black Sabbath, BCC), UK
March 30 2012, Verona: special guest for Ken Hensley (former keyboardist of Uriah Heep), UK
October 20 2015, Verona: special guest for Dan Baird & Homemade Sin (former Georgia Satellites), USA
December 12 2015, Verona: special guest for Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions), GER

Francesco Dalla Riva vocals and bass
Silvano Zago guitar
Michele Dalla Riva drums