From the musical ashes of several former, popular Northern Michigan bands has risen a Phoenix. Three original members, Steve Obuch (drums), Steven Jr. (lead guitar) and the sultry Colleen Babcock (keys) - extremely talented musicians in their own right - after a decade of lineup changes and religious touring, sought to re-image themselves with the help of a new sound, new energy and a new plan of audio assault.
In 2011, with the help of some creative advertising and a dedicated push to find another dedicated, yet more unique vocalist, a chance audition turned into what would become a match made in musical heaven. Donald Benjamin (vocals, guitar), a successful, award-winning songwriter, former 102.5 WIOG Mid-Michigan Idol semi-finalist and #1 charting Rock/Blues artist, happily joined and, having done so, the legend of the "Lemon Frog" was born.
Not just a silly name, the Lemon Frog is something unique. It is a stigma for the wild, crazy performances and the fun, energetic atmosphere these musicians bring to the forefront. Whether the bluesy, soulful sound of front-man Donald Benjamin, the gnarly, metal vocals of Steve Obuch or the powerful, feminine rage of Colleen, this group brings a massive dose of variety when they hit the stage. Lemon Frog is one band that, truly, should not be ignored.
In 2013, Lemon Frog became finalists for 13 REVIEW MUSIC AWARDS and 5 NORTHEAST MICHIGAN MUSIC AWARDS. [+]