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The complete 50 page Frenchy and the Punk lyric book combined with the ultimate photo scrap book.
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The ultimate 50 page Frenchy and the Punk Lyric, Photo and Scrap Book complete with lyrics from all 5 of our CD releases (including Happy Madness, Hey Hey Cabaret, Cartwheels and Bonjour Batfrog... our Elephant Uproar record is all instrumental). Live and behind the scenes photos from over 25 different professional and amateur photographers and from the duo themselves. Hotel pics, road side pics, hand written lyrics and studio notes, the Good the Bad and the Bat Frog. Candid and fantastically fun. All in a full color 8 1/2 by 8 1/2 coffee table soft cover book. This book is not only about all the beautiful words Samantha has written or funny pictures from touring, it's about the connection with the fans, the live audiences and bringing people together through music. Getting out of your homes and going to see live music together with friends and people you've never met. (Note this book can be taken out of the house)

Designed by the in-house team of Frenchy N Punk.
Designed by the in-house team of Frenchy N Punk.

If you've downloaded our music and want all the lyrics to sing along with or if you just want to have the ultimate Frenchy and the Punk Scrap book, this is for you, the fans!

No stretch goals, no add ons, just one campaign for this amazing book!  

Kickstarter is all or nothing. The funds raised will cover production/printing of the book as well as costs of shipping the rewards (postage, envelopes, bubble wrap, tape, it all adds up). Also a portion of the Kickstarter pledge goes to Kickstarter and processing fees.

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FnP Shirts!
FnP Shirts!

FnP T-shirts, ladies race back tanks color options Teal, Mint or Pewter w/ Bionic Batfrog on front and Guitar Gear Batfrog on back. Batfrog Powered Shirts in Chestnut Brown (Unisex or Ladies) also w/Guitar Gear Batfrog. Bionic Batfrog on Green Shirt (Unisex or Ladies) also w/Guitar Gear Batfrog on Back!

'Make Out' Bat
'Make Out' Bat
The Bionic Green Bundle w/Bat! (lyric book not pictured)
The Bionic Green Bundle w/Bat! (lyric book not pictured)
The Bionic Green Bundle w/ Print! (lyric book not pictured)
The Bionic Green Bundle w/ Print! (lyric book not pictured)
'Gateway' Oil Painting  (1999) by Samantha Stephenson (*attention* UPS calculator estimates shipping between $140- $190 due to size, based on location. If shipping is less the difference will be reimbursed.
'Gateway' Oil Painting (1999) by Samantha Stephenson (*attention* UPS calculator estimates shipping between $140- $190 due to size, based on location. If shipping is less the difference will be reimbursed.

Frenchy and the Punk's story:

Frenchy met the Punk in New York City in 1998 when both were working temp jobs to survive while they fed their art and music pursuits. She, a French-born Brit, a former dancer and disillusioned MBA graduate, was collaborating with an underground art community and he, an ex-punk bassist who cut his teeth in the western mass hardcore punk scene, was fueling his new path as an acoustic solo musician. A passionate, clandestine office romance ensued and the two quickly found a creative alliance. They ditched their apartments and moved into a dilapidated 15ft x 17ft one room rehearsal studio in the famed ‘music building’ near Times Square with the sounds of Port Authority just outside their window. Living hard, showering at community centers and saving their pennies they eventually left it all behind to start their journey on the road.

They began touring together in 2000. Scott as the performing solo musician and Samantha as the artist exhibiting her wares until one autumn night in 2005 Samantha jumped onstage with Helland, albeit after some red wine, and began her re-emergence into the performing world.

The unlikely pairing has since performed close to a thousand shows together across the U.S. and in Europe, released 5 CDs as Frenchy and the Punk, produced a live concert DVD, 3 CDs as The Gypsy Nomads as well as Scott’s 6 solo CDs. In compliment to the music, Scott released a 36-page art book of his pen and ink drawings, Samantha has designed and sewn over 500 finger puppet bats and the pair have had music in a dozen TV shows... and now, this 50-page lyric and photo book. This, all without agents, managers or record labels - just the two of them and the power of you, the fans.

This book celebrates their journey...

The Frenchy and the Punk show is a carnival of two that will take you from Paris to CBGBs and back again. A rollicking acoustic folk punk cabaret with Taiko meets Rio de Janeiro pounding drum instrumentals and true DIY spirit.

We can't wait for you to see this book! 

Love, Samantha and Scott

Frenchy and the Punk

Batfrogs Unite!

Risks and challenges

The book is very close to being designed so there aren't any challenges in that department. The only problem is if the project doesn't meet the goal, it will never happen and we'll be infinitely sad and so will the people who want this book.

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    Lucky 13! I love Frenchy and the Punk and I just want to help them with this project!

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    Frenchy and the Punk's complete Lyric Photo Scrap Book. Signed!

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    Frenchy and the Punk's complete Lyric Photo Scrap Book. Signed! Plus ONE of our CDs of your choice. Choose from Happy Madness, Hey Hey Cabaret, Elephant Uproar, Cartwheels or Bonjour Batfrog!

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    Scott Helland's 13 song solo Compilation CD, signed. Plus Frenchy and the Punk's complete Lyric Photo Scrap Book. Signed!

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    Our Concert DVD, Live at Bube's Brewery signed. Frenchy and the Punk's complete Lyric Photo Scrap Book also Signed!

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    One brand new FnP designed ladies 'race back' tank shirt. (See image in project description) Plus Frenchy and the Punk's complete Lyric Photo Scrap Book. Signed!

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    One brand new FnP designed Batfrog Powered Chestnut colored shirt. Any size, ladies or unisex. (See image in project description) Plus Frenchy and the Punk's complete Lyric Photo Scrap Book. Signed!

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    One brand new FnP designed Bionic Batfrog shirt in Green colored. Any size, ladies or unisex. (See image in project description) Plus Frenchy and the Punk's complete Lyric Photo Scrap Book. Signed!

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    The NEW Lyric Photo Scrap Book plus Scott's beautiful 36 page art book 'Feast - Pen and Ink Drawings'! Both books signed!

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    The Snogging Bundle!
    One 'Make Out' print finger puppet Bat designed by Samantha 'batgirl' Stephenson (See image in project description), one tin of Make Out mints, one Frenchy and the Punk do not disturb door hanger! Plus the new complete Lyric Photo Scrap Book. Signed!

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    The Whole Enchilada Bundle!
    The NEW Lyric Photo Scrap Book signed, plus a flash drive of the complete FnP catalog of 50 songs from Happy Madness, Hey Hey Cabaret, Elephant Uproar, Cartwheels and Bonjour Batfrog! w/ 3 BONUS TRACKS!

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    Custom Bat, you pick the color scheme and general theme!
    Plus Frenchy and the Punk's complete Lyric Photo Scrap Book. Signed!

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    The NEW Lyric Photo Scrap Book signed plus all 5 Frenchy and the Punk CDs. Happy Madness, Hey Hey Cabaret, Elephant Uproar, Cartwheels and Bonjour Batfrog!

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    The Bionic Green Bundle w/Print!
    One FnP Battalion of Batfrogs green and black tote bag, one bamboo reusable eco-friendly utensil pack w/carry pouch sewn by Samantha, one brand new green Bionic Batfrog design t-shirt, one FnP green guitar pic and chain necklace, one green man guitar patch, and a 9x12 print of Scott's Batfrog Powered Machine drawing. (See image in project description) Plus Frenchy and the Punk's complete Lyric Photo Scrap Book. Signed!

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    A one and only signed China cymbal used during the recording of the Bonjour Batfrog CD and on tour all over the U.S. and Europe (put into retirement due to a hairline crack). Plus Frenchy and the Punk's complete Lyric Photo Scrap Book. Signed!

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    The Bionic Green Bundle w/ Bat!
    One FnP Battalion of Batfrogs green and black tote bag, one bamboo reusable eco-friendly utensil pack w/carry pouch sewn by Samantha, one brand new green Bionic Batfrog design t-shirt, one green finger puppet bat designed and sewn by Samantha, one FnP green guitar pic and chain necklace and one sonic elixir patch. (See image in project description) Plus Frenchy and the Punk's complete Lyric Photo Scrap Book. Signed!

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    Samantha Stephenson's 'Gateway' 37"x49" framed oil painting. (See image in project description) Plus Frenchy and the Punk's complete Lyric Photo Scrap Book. Signed!

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