It all started when he got his first KISS album at 6 years old … and the rest
just fell into place. Born in Canada, Kurt Frohlich started playing guitar at 16.
He studied music in college and soon after began touring, which eventually
led him to Las Vegas, where for the next 15 years he worked in various show
bands, performed as a celebrity impersonator and led several rock groups.
There he also found success with his original band, The Underground
Rebels, whose songs were licensed by the UFC family – including the theme
song for the hit show TapouT. Over the years, he has traveled the world with
such acts as Marky Ramone (of The Ramones), Faster Pussycat and even
did one-off with The Goo Goo Dolls.
Looking for new opportunities, Kurt relocated to Orlando in 2015, where he
would put together new acts, write and record new original music and even
dabble in commercial voiceover work. Then, in 2018, drummer Steve Riley
(LA Guns, WASP), contacted Kurt to be the lead singer/guitarist for his
version of LA Guns with original bassist Kelly Nickels. Riley’s LA Guns
released the hard-rocking “Renegades” on Golden Robot Records in
November 2020. Their second album, “The Dark Horse,” is scheduled for
release in 2023. Devoted LA Guns fans have greeted Kurt with open arms,
attributable no doubt to his respect for the ‘80s LA rock scene and his
obvious admiration of the Guns sound. Says Riley, “[Kurt] brings his own
style and attitude to the band.”
Though Kurt pulls from a deep well of experience and influence, he cut his
teeth on ‘70s and ‘80s punk and rock-and-roll bands like The Ramones, The
Stooges, The Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys and The Clash. His love of
showmanship and raw attitude shows in his adoration of KISS, Bowie and
The Who. And his passion for songwriting manifests in his study of masters
like Rufus Wainwright, Billy Joel and The Beatles.
Being a versatile full-time musician, Kurt is always writing and recording new
original music. His latest solo project, “1977,” is set for release on Golden
Robot Records. The album – written, performed and produced by Kurt – is
soaked in the gritty punk and rock-and-roll sound of 1970s New York. It’s a
sound that has shaped Kurt’s approach to songwriting and performing since
his formative years, and the songs are as authentic as it gets.
Guitarist, lead vocalist, songwriter, performer, producer – Kurt Frohlich has
made music and entertainment his life … and he shows no sign of slowing