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Studio-bound to record the follow up to Hey Hey Cabaret! The CD will be bursting with new tunes to fill your ears and heart with!
Studio-bound to record the follow up to Hey Hey Cabaret! The CD will be bursting with new tunes to fill your ears and heart with!
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The NEW CD project

Calling all Steampunks, Pixies, Pirates, Punks, Rennies, Vaudevillians, Freaks and Geeks, Cabaret-nians, Dharma Punks, Belly, Burlesque and Circus Dancers, Team Batfrog members and all other discerning indie rock fanatics around the world...

We are itching to get back into the recording studio and we are scheduled to start in April so time is of the essence! We need your support so we can get in there and record a brand new CD! We will be touring in May - November all across the U.S. and in Europe and we want you to have the new CD. Pre-order the CD, combine it with other cool rewards and YOU become part of the process... YOU help make it happen and we love you for that :)

We have an awesome set of songs... eclectic, cheeky, uplifting... the signature Frenchy and the Punk sound! We can't wait to get these to you. We brought you Happy Madness in 2010, then with your help through Kickstarter we released Hey Hey Cabaret in 2012 and Elephant Uproar in 2013. We just snuck in an EP, Cartwheels, in early 2014... now we are ready for a whole new batch to hatch and send out into the world... but there's no record label behind us funding the project, so that's where you come in.

As always, we go into a professional recording studio. We do not record at home so we have real studio rental time costs.

And you know, Kickstarter is all or nothing so we have set the Kickstarter goal for the minimum to get the recording going and the CDs printed. We hope to go to at least $12,000 which would be the amount we would want to raise to cover all the costs for the CD itself. There is the cost of going into the recording studio, mixing, mastering, CD design, production/printing of the CD as well as costs of creating the other rewards and shipping the rewards (postage, envelopes, bubble wrap, tape, it all adds up). Also a portion of the kickstarter pledge goes to processing fees (we are charged both by Kickstarter and Amazon),

Any amount raised over these costs will go into more post CD-recording costs i.e.  a music video (add $3,000-$5,000) and over that, touring for the new release.

Rewards

New CD

First and foremost, the brand new CD! 

Swag

We'll have t-shirts and hoodie sweatshirts with a design exclusive to Kickstarter as well as a patch also exclusively for Kickstarter. 

And we have lots more we want to offer you.

The FnP Bundle

Happy Madness (2010),  Hey Hey Cabaret (2012), Elephant Uproar (2013), Cartwheels (2014) and the brand New CD (2014). Get the whole catalogue, great for gifting the ones you already have and also great for getting the lyrics if you've been downloading the tunes.

House Concerts! 

You provide the space and we'll provide the sound. We'll come to your home (or a venue that you rent etc) and play for you and your friends. Concert can be indoors or outdoors. It's an intimate Frenchy and the Punk experience! 

Artwork (Commissions)

Samantha will draw a pencil 9x12 drawing of you or whoever you would like, send her a photo.

Scott will draw a unique one-of-a-kind pen and ink, approx 10"x13", for you in his signature style. Suggestions for elements within the drawing are welcome but will not necessarily be strictly adhered to. 

Fabric Wall Hanging of Scott's artwork - Printed on approximately 42" x 36" of an image of your choice from Scott's portfolio. (See update for image choices)

Limited edition print of Scott's 'Rock Hands' drawing - 8"x10"

Bats! 

Bats
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Frenchy is the Batgirl and she'll be making special steampunk finger puppet bats. Above, a few non-steampunk bats and a sample steampunk bat that she has made.

Guitar Pillows!!! 

These are the coolest! Your very own guitar, based on the Punk's original artwork printed on fabric and sewn with TLC by FnP. 

Yoga Pants

A FnP touring drum

This snare converted to a tom - painted and stenciled with Frenchy and the Punk on the head! One of a kind.

Add-Ons (updated March 10th)
Add-Ons (updated March 10th)

(Add-Ons listed above include the additional shipping incurred)

Custom Reward ($500+ only) - let us know and we can price it for you. Do you want 2 Art Wall Hangings, 5 CDs, 2 Bats and a house concert? Whatever you come up with, let us know and we can devise a custom reward right here on kickstarter. 

Risks and challenges

Timing

We launched a very successful Kickstarter campaign in 2011 so we are well versed in the process. We completed and delivered all of the rewards so we know what it takes to make it happen!

However, unforeseen delays in recording/production can sometimes happen when there are scheduling conflicts.

We are a full time working band so we are on the road for the majority of the year. There can potentially be delays in delivering the art or other handmade items because of heavy touring schedule.

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    Digital Download of the brand new CD

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    An autographed copy of the brand new CD + Sticker + special limited edition Patch for kickstarter only!

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    Coolest Guitar Pillow ever made! with Scott's original drawing printed on either side (see picture in description).

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    An autographed copy of the brand new CD + special T-shirt with design that's only available for this kickstarter (any size regular or ladies or spaghetti strap) and special limited edition Patch and fun FnP 'Do Not Disturb' doorhanger.

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    Digital Download of 'The Bundle" = the brand New CD + Happy Madness + Hey Hey Cabaret + Elephant Uproar + Cartwheels

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    An autographed copy of the brand new CD + a limited edition signed 8x10 print of Scott's 'Rock Hands' drawing (see image in project description)

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    Yoga Pants - Black American Apparel Yoga pants with the Frenchy and the Punk Batfrog on them + an autographed copy of the brand new CD

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    An autographed copy of the brand new CD + special Hoodie Sweatshirt with zipper with design that's only available for this kickstarter and special limited edition Patch and fun FnP 'Do Not Disturb' doorhanger.

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    The FnP Bundle! Includes the brand new CD + Happy Madness + Hey Hey Cabaret + Elephant Uproar + Cartwheels.

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    An autographed copy of the brand new CD + special Steampunk-style finger puppet bat handmade by Samantha

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    Beautiful large fabric wall hanging approx 42"x36" with Scott's artwork printed on it. Your chose of image.

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    One drum used by Frenchy and the Punk! It's been all over the U.S.! Stenciled and painted. A snare drum that was converted to a Tom. Comes with Tom mount. See image in project description.

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    ART - Send us a photo and Samantha will draw an original pencil drawing of you or whoever or whatever you choose. See examples of commissioned drawing in the project description.

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    ART - Commission Scott to do one of his original pen and ink drawings in his signature style. You can suggest elements you would like in the drawing. See commissioned drawings in the project description.

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    House Concert (within 3 hours of New Paltz, NY and revolving around tour schedule and tour route) We will come to your house and play a house concert for you and your friends! + Thank you in the CD's liner notes and an autographed copy of the brand new CD. (To be scheduled within one year of the kickstarter)

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    House Concert (revolving around tour schedule and tour route) We will come to your house and play a house concert for you and your friends! + Thank you in the CD's liner notes and an autographed copy of the brand new CD. (To be scheduled within one year of the kickstarter)

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    House Concert (revolving around tour schedule and tour route) + 10 autographed copies of the brand new CD + Thank you in the CD's Liner notes. (To be scheduled within one year of the kickstarter - CDs will be sent in July 2014)

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