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
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!)
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
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.