Tyler Cassidy (formerly known as Froggy Fresh) and band performing the new material live for the first time ever. Tyler became known after uploading “The Baddest,” a rap music video that earned over 11 million views.
Almost five years to the date of the first YouTube upload – Froggy Fresh surprised fans with a live tour, playing to packed venues across every crevice of the continental US. The tour was a swan song of the Froggy Fresh project as Tyler had grown out of it (and feared being stuck throughout his career as what he described as a Pee-Wee Herman type character). The formative life-experience of extensive travel through touring and connecting with fans, re-ignited Tyler’s creative flame as he taught himself to compose and perform on the piano.
“Hailing from a small South Carolina town, multi-instrumentalist Madison Lucas took up songwriting as a way to understand and communicate the awkward and unrealized anxieties that often plague creative people growing up in uninspiring environments. A move to Charlotte in 2013 introduced Lucas to accomplished bassist, Harry Kollm (Time Sawyer, Asleep in the Weeds, Jon Linker Band), whose varied veteran experience propelled Lucas to get serious about forming a full band, thus bringing Modern Moxie into existence. After marrying in 2016, Lucas and Kollm spent their first year as husband and wife recording with Columbia, SC producer, Kenny McWilliams, to create a labor of love called Claw Your Way Out. Bringing in guitarist Phil Pucci (Pullover, Serfs, Landless, Rnie) and drummer Charlie Weeks, the four-piece became a solidified line up. Both Pucci and Weeks dove headfirst into adding their distinctive textures into Modern Moxie’s still unrecorded songs and headed into Archer Avenue Studio in December 2018 to record the final five tracks for CYWO.” – Shirley Griffith, CLTure