About the BlueFrog:
Front man Patrick “BlueFrog” Ellis of San Diego, California, has been performing for audiences around the globe since 1997.
As a Navy Frogman stationed in Germany – Patrick earned the nickname “BlueFrog” while playing the local expat joints.
In 2000 Patrick Ellis returned to San Diego and with Alan Adamson formed the original “BlueFrog and Company” as the Tuesday night House Band for “Buffalo Joes” in the Gas Lamp quarter of downtown San Diego. The band hosted one the most respected Blues Jams in the San Diego area. The Band appeared on the NBC “Good-Morning Show” and performed at several local venues.
Serving in the Navy as a “Frogman” Patrick was once again ordered overseas shortly after 9/11. Eventually ending up as member of Special Operations Command Korea and land locked - Patrick toured for the United Servicemen’s Organization (USO) throughout South Korea performing for thousands of U.S. military personnel.
Combining the Blues Harmonica influences of Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Kim Wilson, Sonny Boy Williams, and Rod Piazza, with the guitar and keyboard styles of SRV, Allman Brothers, Doors, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and his own original music, they quickly became popular with the large expat crowd.
Patrick released his first CD “Soulfull of Blues” in February 2005. The Album received great revues from “Garageband.com” for its release of three original songs "Baby Come Back Home,” “Daddy’s Going Uptown,” and “Bluefrog Boogie”. Patrick’s latest release “Under the Influence” (of music) is already creating a stir for the diversity of styles selected.
Patrick’s sound has been compared to the “The Doors meet the Rolling Stones”, “Kim Wilson meets Led Zeppelin”. “Blues meets Rock”, “Dire Straits meet John Cougar”.
Patrick has come home and put away his duffle bag and Fins. He is back and kicking up the dance floor with his high energy Blues and Rock and Roll.
BlueFrog’s motto “It’s not about me ~ it’s about the music”