GREEN SPARKLE FROG is a Southern California based band, consisting of singer/guitarist/songwriter
A.J. Marik, and drummer/percussionist Tim Kummerow.
They have collaborated on various projects for 25+ years, including The Hundredth Monkey, Cecilia Plus Minus, Pendu Femelle, Barf Bag, The Soupcoolers, Wall of Noise, Marshall O Boy & The Well Hungarians, and Benedict Arnold & The Traitors.
Green Sparkle Frog is the culmination of it all, a varied, yet cohesive offering of tunes which range from psychedelic rock/hard-edged country rock/blues rock/pop rock/and straight ahead rock n roll, with a touch of acoustic folk - which all merge nicely into a whole body of work of roots-based Americana and Alternative Rock called, "Die Happy."
A.J. penned all of the songs on this first GSF offering, and is a highly accomplished multi-instrumentalist, playing all of the acoustic and electric guitar parts, bass, keyboards and ukelele, while also providing all of the lead and background vocals on "Die Happy."
With A.J., Tim Kummerow (a voting member in the Producer's & Engineer's wing of NARAS - "The Grammys"), co-engineered and co-produced the CD, and played all acoustic and electronic drums and percussion.
Green Sparkle Frog is:
A.J. Marik: Lead and background vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, keyboards/synthesizers, ukelele.
A.J. also composed all of the songs on DIE HAPPY, and he engineered, mixed and produced the entire project.
Tim K: Electronic drums and percussion, co-engineer, co-producer, webmaster, art director.
With special guests:
Paul Hilton: Pedal steel guitar, banjo; and Max Buda: violin (on the song "Green Sparkle Frog").
A.J., Tim K, and Paul Hilton have played together in Marshall O Boy & The Well Hungarians; and A.J. and T.K. were members, circa 1986+ to the near present, of Los Angeles based bands such as: The Hundredth Monkey, Pendu Femelle, Cecilia Plus Minus, Barf Bag, Picture This, Wall of Noise, and Benedict Arnold & The Traitors. Max Buda, a founding member of the 60s American psychedelic band Kaleidoscope, also played on the Traitors' last CD, "Star Spangled Bummer," released in 2008.
Green Sparkle Frog are currently working on recording their second release, "The Ghosts of Eden," and rehearsing for live appearances to promote "Die Happy & Other Songs About Life" in 2013.