Meet the band

nate

Nate Proper

Instrument(s) played:

Bass/Vocals

Musical Influences:

moe.+Rob Derhak, Umphrey's McGee, Incubus, Vic Wooten, Les Claypool

Backstory:

Nate started playing the keys and percussion at a young age through his local school music program. Picking up the bass (and steam) in Jr. High he honed his fingers playing along with RHCP cassettes crackling through his decrepit old boom box. High School saw him join his first gigging band, Electric Haz?ard, with none other than the fresh faced Shane Comer, kicking off a lifetime of jams! After high school Nate studied music education at the University of Connecticut where he had the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall and other venues of note. After returning home, he swiftly reunited with Comer in the spring of 2006 and the seeds of Superfrog were planted. The rest, as they say, is history.

Extracurricular activities:

vidya gaymes, the out of doors

What's for Dinner?

SoBerHop Pizza

Image chosen by Nate Proper Favorite SF anecdote:

Truly not appropriate to repeat...

Note to fans:

Dance!


shane

Shane Comer

Nickname:

Comatose

Instrument(s) played:

Drums

Musical Influences:

Portnoy, Peart, Meyers

Backstory:

From South Berwick to Montreal to Exeter playing drums all the while.

Extracurricular activities:

Wheelies

What's for Dinner?

Pizza and Candy

Favorite SF anecdote:

Guardrail incident.

Note to fans:

Fans are the gas in the tank. No gas, no go. Fans are the best.

Image chosen by Shane

fuzz

Jeremy Grob

Nickname:

Fuzz

Instrument(s) played:

Guitar and vocals

Musical Influences:

Adam Terrel, Jerry Garcia, Warren Haynes, Willie Nelson, Ani Difranco, Reid Genauer, and many more

Backstory:

Fuzzy moved to NH in 2001 from Long Island to find some stellar musicians to jam with. In 2004 he was a founding member of Funkfoot and toured New England with those boys until 2008 when the band decided to go their separate ways. Shortly after fuzz started jamming with Superfrog and became a full member in the summer of 2008. Fuzz also writes and plays solo acoustic shows and has had the honor of opening up for Reid Genauer at the Stone Church on multiple occasions.

Extracurricular activities:

Hockey and hammocking

What's for Dinner?

Fuzz is the vegetarian Wimpy

Image chosen by Jeremy Grob

adam

Adam Vinciguerra

Nickname:

5

Instrument(s) played:

Congas/ Timbales/ Percussion/ Vocals

Musical Influences:

Everyone

Backstory:

Lets see here...
I started playing the trumpet in 4th grade and then gave it up after a few years. I was given a drumset in Jr. High and messed around on those for awhile playing on and off up until present day. When I was 16 I joined a Rap/Rock band called SMS (Six Man Squad) as one of 2 lead vocalists. SMS is where I began to dabble into hand drumming as well as using turntables. I then headed off to college to earn a Bachelors Degree majoring in Audio Engineering. After college I joined up with Nate, Shane, and early Superfrog guitarist Andy Mendola to form Superfrog. After joining up I soon got myself a set of congas and a bunch of other percussion equipment and focused all of my energy into the art of hand drumming.

After playing with Superfrog for about a year I took an opportunity to move out to Las Vegas to work for an Audio/ Visual company. Out in Vegas I learned a lot about live sound while working with live bands watching how these seasoned musicians performed on stage. While out in Vegas I also formed a couple recording projects with my roommate. First was an acoustic/ rock duo called Goose Universe with my roommate playing guitar/ vocals and myself on the djembe/ vocals. We recorded a record in our apartment and I would just spend hours mixing songs and messing with reverbs, delays, etc. We then would take our music on stage and play some local clubs for a little while until our energy began to focus on a new project with a coworker of ours. This was a hiphop project called Half Of Eight and we once again recorded a record in our apartment with 3 of us exchanging raps over beats we acquired thru a friend.

After 2 years in Las Vegas I moved back home to join up with a much different Superfrog then when I had left and jumped right into the studio to record Call From The Moon. I have been constantly studying music since I was a kid. Whether it was playing different instruments or listening to the many different styles of music out there I have been on a life quest to pursue whatever music intrigues me. I have never taken a day off from either playing or listening to music ever since I was stung by the music bug as a little kid.

Extracurricular activities:

Beer

What's for Dinner?

Pizza and Steak

Favorite SF anecdote:

The day I went into Bull Moose and saw our record on the shelves.

Note to fans:

Engulf yourself into the music and you will learn what you want to know.

Image chosen by Adam

max

Max ...

Instrument(s) played:

B3 Organ, Fender Rhodes, Nord Electro 3

Musical Influences:

Donald Fagen, Melvin Seals, Jimmy Smith, Frank Zappa, Bill Withers, Steve Winwood, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Garcia, Page McConnell, Lowell George

Backstory:

Performing with Superfrog since Spring of 2011, Maxwell Chase is a New England based, multi-talented musician whose singing and songwriting only compliments his proficiency on a Hammond B3 organ. Max has been performing across the North East with a number of different groups for the past 10 years. In his time as a working musician Max has supported and shared the bill with the likes of many such as Steely Dan, Melvin Seals & JGB, Kung Fu, 420 Funk Mob feat. George Clinton, Sublime with Rome, Cypress Hill, The Wailers, Easy Star All-Stars, New Riders of the Purple Sage, David Grisman Quintet, Ekoostik Hookah and more!

Extracurricular activities:

Music and Musical Instruments, Vapor Products and E-Liquids, Songwriting, Posters and Framing,

What's for Dinner?

Indian food, Mexican food, Steak 'n Cheese, Buff Chix, Seafood, Poutine

On the Tube:

Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Tom Goes To The Mayor, Mad Men

Image chosen by Max ... Favorite SF anecdote:

Bought an awesome new band van, blew the head gasket on the way to the first gig.

Note to fans:

A band or musician is only as big as their audience allows them to become.