After learning "a chord" at the piano around age 15 in Western NY, Ronnie decided to "retire" the clarinet and set up a Casio keyboard in the basement to form his first band, "The Underground." After moving to Burlington, VT for school he found a songwriting-improvisation balance with his band, ironically called "Chuck." They played various colleges in New England and NY.
In 1995 he recorded a self-titled compilation of jazz-influenced pop songs. In 2011, Ronnie began to collaborate with musicians outside of Boston, continues as a singer-songwriter, and has been a proud Butler Frog since 2012!
Greg Mara has been playing drums and percussion since he was 10 years old in various bands and groups across a wide breadth of musical genres. Greg met Chuck, David, and Tim while sitting in on percussion at Main Streets Cafe weekly open mic and the rest is history.
Greg cites his main drumming influences as John Bonham, Carter Beauford, Gary Spellisey, and his father, Kevin, who is also an accomplished drummer.
Greg lives in Bedford, MA where he can often be found jamming out with his son, Charlie.
Tim is a prolific musician and all around ladies man. He is about 6 feet tall, wears an Abe Lincoln like a champ and smells like a spring morning. Always happy, he enjoys fishing, pointing at people and collecting small towels.
While traveling in Italy last year, Tim was incarcerated for being too awesome for words. He was released on his own recognizance and cannot return until he becomes less awesome. Tim will not be able to return.
He is an expert balloon animal maker and is available for parties, although not in Italy.
Chuck is a singer-songwriter from Boston and is formerly of Northern Point (2005-2010), an acoustic trio from the NY/NJ area. Northern Point released three albums (November, Northern Point: Live at St. James' Gate and After The Frost).
In 2010, Chuck returned to his Boston area roots and co-founded The Butler Frogs. He and the Frogs are currently writing and in the studio. They hope to have an EP out this fall (2016).
The Butler Frogs were formed in 2011 as a vehicle to support individual member's original work but soon they began collaborating and will shortly release their first EP in 2016. This versatile band of New England musicians is comprised of Chuck Clough, David G. Moore, Tim Fiehler, Greg Mara and Ronnie Hirschberg.
Originally from Northern Ireland, David always wanted to emigrate to the US to sing and play guitar when he grew up. Well he did and now he's here... though still working on the growing up piece.
David's songs are guitar-based arrangements with pop-rock melodic sensibilities and lyrics that can be both witty and emotionally effecting. As a member of Washington DC based Jonasay he shared stages with Vertical Horizon, Jump Little Children and Hootie and the Blowfish in the early '00s.
Today he works either with full bands or acoustically depending on which night of the week it is.