The name of the band has roots from a musical family heritage, starting in the 60s, where you could hear in their country, Guatemala, Central America, The Marimba Band "LOS RANAS” (Spanish for The Frogs) formed by their grandparents, parents and uncles.
Then, in the 80s "EL GRUPO RANA" (Spanish for The Frog Band) is created by their parents and uncles. They created ideas more modern within the tropical category, especially with their rhythm SOCA.
In the year 2000, Ovi-G and the FROGGIES, comes in. Formed by the 3rd generation of this musical family, having ideas of making a mix with all the above: MARIMBA, SOCA, and TROPICAL.
OVI-G, Ovidio Giron, who is the musical director of this band, has formed part of many well-known bands in Guatemala and El Salvador, being his greatest accomplishment the Band "Grupo Rana" from Guatemala, as founder and owner, singer, drummer, musical director, composer and arranger and also making national (Guatemala) and international hits that after 20 years are still being heard today in many radio stations. He now lives in New Orleans, where he has been part of many local bands, and with his 3 children, now young adults, have formed this new band Ovi-G and the Froggies, who initiate from their home, musically guided by him.
Michelle, Susseth, and Ovi-J, are the Froggies. Before the band was created they served musically with their father in different local churches, and in many different private and public events with folklore music from their country. But in the year 2005 they realized they had a band, and decided to named the band Ovi-G and the Little Froggies, later changing it to just Froggies, following their family’s heritage and participated for the first time and with great achievement, in the "FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL". They have also been part of:
The Jazz Fest
The Baton Rouge International Festival
The Gretna Fest
The City Park and Botanic Garden
Los Isleos Festival
The Tomato Festival
Festival Latino in Baton Rouge
Natchez Steamboat Party hosted by a local Spanish Radio
Heritage Month Celebration
Every year, they have the privilege to volunteer in
-Home for the elderly
-Relay for life for the Cancer
-Charity events for the poor in Central America poor
Over the years they've gotten the opportunity to travel a lot inside Louisiana including Baton Rouge, Hammond, Slidell, New Orleans, Covington, Bogalusa, etc, and also out of state with their music to:
Los Angeles, California
Dallas, Corpus Christi, and Houston.
They also went to Canada for The “Servus Heritage Festival”, one of the biggest festivals in the world.
Today, they have released their first CD, with 10 songs, where they have original music like “Dime Quien les Ganara (Who Dat?!)” which was a single used for the radio when the Saints won the Super bowl. They also did a song dedicated to New Orleans, Soca in New Orleans, with a music clip recorded in downtown New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Currently, you can find them in different many events around town, and they keep recording new music for everyone to enjoy.
Ovi-G (Ovidio Giron): Musical Director, trumpet, keyboards, lead vocals and Band leader
Michelle Giron or Michi-G: Co-Director, Keyboard, Choreography, and Lead Vocals
Susseth Giron or Susseth-G: Bass, Rhythm Programmer and Lead Vocals
Ovi-J: Percussionist, Drums, Co-Director in Percussion and Lead vocals
All good music is influence for the band
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 45 - 240 minutes
50% deposit BEFORE event
We have lights to provide and also count with a professional rider. We also have our sound equipment, but if the venue counts with one we won't use ours, but it's important the the venue's equipment be up to date in order for us to provide a great sound.
We do need a provided stage.
Our list depend on what kind of ambience there is....if there's latin people then we play latin music, if there is american guests then we will play american, it all depends on that......Here's a little more detail on what we have:
KC & the Sunshine Band
Andrea True Connection
Mexican Classica Songs
Chino & Nacho
CDs For Sale
The Return of Soca
2006: 40 gigs
2007: 45 gigs
2008: 50 gigs
2009: 60 gigs
2010: 70 gigs
2011: 80 gigs
2012: 60 gigs
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