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Creative and inventive duo craft cheeky, vaudevillian, steampunk faerie cabaret and powerful taiko-esque tribal drumming!

Scott and Samantha are known for their highly energetic stage performances, addictive songs and CDs that include not only their cheeky cabaret vocal tunes but also incorporate wild pounding drums and melodic danceable instrumentals. 

Be a part of bringing their new songs to the world on 2 new CDs by participating in this Kickstarter campaign! 

(We will send out cool fancy artsy certificates with reward gifts that you tell us are for Yule/Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa presents so that you have something tangible to give!)

Funds collected will go directly toward the recording, mixing, mastering and production/manufacturing of what will be blazing and exciting CDs... what you have come to know and love from the once Gypsy Nomads and now Frenchy and the Punk! We are keeping the amount lower than what the project will cost, the more that is raised, the earlier we can release it and the more information can be in the CDs like having a lyric booklet! (If the amount raised does exceed the complete cost it will go toward printing a booklet of lyrics of the songs on our 2010 Happy Madness CD, something we get asked for a lot but have not been able to produce. If we are able to print that, each person contributing $10 or more will receive the lyric booklet along with the other gifts.)

So, for all of you who have asked us, "What CD are the drumming instrumentals on?" ... we will hopefully be able to answer that soon! For those of you who say "Do you have a new CD since Happy Madness?" we will hopefully say YES! very soon.

The Drum and Dance CD will have new songs that we've been playing live like Isis Rising and Steampunk Drum and many more brand new ones like The Elephant Uproar and new vocal tunes too, as well as updated versions of Blacksmith, Carnival, The Chase, Dust and Sand in the Caravan, Celtic Sprite, and Belly Trance.

The Cabaret CD to follow up the Happy Madness CD will have some fantabulous and cheeky cabaret, vaudevillian, vocal tunes... we can't wait for you to hear them!!! We've given you a teaser peek of a couple of them in the video above.

Thank you for everything you do! Thank you for supporting independent music and art! Every dollar helps :) Please spread the word.

Merci, Danka, Gracias, Obligado!

p.s. please message us if you have ANY questions :)

Samantha and Scott

Frenchy and the Punk

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Print is one of the rewards in the $65 and $95 pledges

Bats (you can see more examples in the bat slideshow on the front page of our website!)

Guitar Banners

Original oil paintings by Samantha part of the $255 pledge rewards 

Reviews of Frenchy and the Punk

'25 Women to Watch' Samantha Stephenson (Frenchy and the Punk) "the gypsy queen, the woman with staggering charisma, whose healing energies can be felt pouring off the stage"  Rob O'Connor - Yahoo Music!

"it's like falling through a cloud of opium and landing in a vaudeville show..." Missoula Montana Independent

"An energetic hybrid of European Folk roots, Punk attitude, World Beat eclecticism and traveling player theatricality." Phil Brucato

"this album has beer and absinthe splashed all over the place." Buzzine

"It's like the secret history of fairy tales as told in your favorite corner bar at a surreal after hours party" Jordan Block - SepiaChord

"...toe tapping blend of gypsy punk folk tinged with cabaret, tribal beats and good old-fashioned bawdy storytelling..." Faenation

"A Little Punk, A Lot of Spunk...Frenchy and the Punk are creating their own niche in the music world with a sound that seduce audiences like a sultry cabaret show" Eugene Oregon Weekly

"Happy Madness percolates with stripped-down DIY energy, tribal rhythms, and earthy drama...a melding of ancient archetypes with scrappy street-level attitude... a lively must-have for punks, hippies, and everyone in between." Robert Burke Warren - Chronogram Magazine

"It's like a Steampunk fairy tale with a serious case of wanderlust." Jenn O'Donnell - Adequacy Indie Music Reviews

photo by Mark Rossmore

Music Video for 'House of Cards' from the 'Happy Madness' CD

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    Super duper Vinyl Sticker + Cool Patch + Snazzy Pin! they are colorful, creative and durable! (U.S. postage, for International please add $5)

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    Signed copies of both new CDs + Frenchy and the Punk T-shirt + Signed 11x17 color 2012 Tour Poster + 8x10 Print of Frenchy and the Punk watercolor painting by Dave Erickson + Patch + Sticker + Pin (U.S. postage paid, for International pledge please add $10)

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    Signed copies of both new CDs + Frenchy and the Punk Hoodie Sweatshirt + Signed 11x17 color 2012 Tour Poster + Patch + Sticker + Pin (U.S. postage paid, for International pledge please add $10)

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    A signed copy of the Live at Bube's Brewery Concert DVD + one of Samantha's handmade, one of a kind finger puppet bats + Signed copy of one of the new CDs (your choice) + 8x10 Print of Frenchy and the Punk watercolor painting by Dave Erickson + Patch + Sticker + Pin (worldwide postage from this pledge forward)

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    Original fabric banner art hand drawn by Scott with guitar motif (roughly 12in x 28in) + Signed photo of a 9 year old Scott in his pajamas playing drums! + Both new CDs Signed + Signed 11x17 color 2012 Tour Poster + T-shirt + Patch + Sticker + Pin

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    Send us a photo and Samantha will make an original pencil drawing of you! + Thank you in the liner notes of both CDs + Both new CDs Signed + Live at Bube's Brewery Concert DVD signed + Patch + Sticker + Pin

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    House concert (within 3 hours from New Paltz, NY concert date would revolve around tour schedule) + Thank you in the liner notes of both CDs, copy of both new CDs signed.

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    We will write a song especially for you and record it (demo quality recording) + Thank you in the liner notes of both CDs + Both new CDs Signed + Live at Bube's Brewery Concert DVD signed + swag

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    House concert (in the U.S. only, concert date would revolve around tour schedule) + 15 CDs as giveaways to the guests + Thank you in the liner notes of both CDs + swag

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    House concert (Canada -concert date would revolve around tour schedule- OR in France or UK probably in June 2012 contact us) + 15 CDs as giveaways to the guests + Thank you in the liner notes of both CDs + swag

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    Custom reward - House concert + Both oil paintings + Both Cds signed + DVD signed + 5 Handmade Finger puppet Bats + 8x10 Watercolour Print + FnP T-Shirt (If you have a reward package you would like for us to put together let us know and we can set one up)

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