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Multi-Cultural Genre Bending French American Indie Cabaret Duo Frenchy and the Punk return to the studio for new album Hooray Beret!
Multi-Cultural Genre Bending French American Indie Cabaret Duo Frenchy and the Punk return to the studio for new album Hooray Beret!
207 backers pledged $13,071 to help bring this project to life.

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A French-born artist/singer meets American-born hardcore punk musician/artist. 

Mural by Jess X Snow
Mural by Jess X Snow

Bonjour!

We create quirky indie folk cabaret music with themes of back-to-basics authentic living, earth consciousness, mindfulness and just pure fun. With our art and design we create a free-spirited visual world of Batfrogs, a fantastical creature first created by Scott as a t-shirt design back in 2006 that has grown to become our symbol over the years.

This campaign is to fund the new record, 'Hooray Beret', which will be a full-length album with new original songs 'Je t'aime Paris', 'Wanna Know You', 'Birds and Bees', 'Monsters', 'Wah Wah', 'Sing', 'L'ail et le Persil' and more... 

We will be recording at Split Rock Studios in New Paltz, NY with recording engineer Jason Sarubbi who also worked on Scott's 'Never End the Rocket Century' album.

We've been so busy playing shows and touring around we haven't recorded a new Frenchy and the Punk record since 2014's Bonjour Batfrog. WOW! 

To be fair, we did release 3 official music videos from BB and a bunch of other Live and off-the-cuff videos AND we released our Batfrog Tracks Photo and Lyric Book in 2015, and Scott released a compilation CD in 2016 and he also released his Guitarmy of One 'Never End the Rocket Century' album in 2017 accompanied by 5 videos music videos. All that plus hundreds of shows across the US and Europe!

So now it's time for some NEW Frenchy and the Punk music... Hooray Beret! 

ALL REWARDS COME WITH THE NEW SONGS! 

Check out the reward tiers and pre-order the new music. We have lots to choose from. 

Merci beaucoup!

STRETCH GOALS! 

The goal to release 'Hooray Beret' has been reached, the Eiffel Tower has been scaled! 

Now we have 2 sets of rewards as stretch goals that will be sent to all participating supporters. 

STRETCH GOAL 1: If the Batfrog makes it to the top of the Empire State building everyone will get our recorded versions of Blondie's 'Hanging on the Telephone' and the classic French song 'Champs Elyees' in high quality digital format! DONE!

STRETCH GOAL 2: If the Batfrog makes it to the top of Big Ben, we will record and send everyone participating 5 songs (in high quality digital format) from our indie pop rock side project!

Details: Between the studio costs of recording, mixing and mastering, CD production, flash drives, shirt and other fabric printing, Kickstarter rewards expenses, the project will cost around $9,500. Any amount over that will allow us to promote the record and our more extensively etc... 

Here is an approximate cost of this project:

Recording, Mixing, Mastering - $5000

CD Production, Digital Distribution - $2000+

Production of Rewards - $1000+

Mailing - $500+

Kickstarter Fees - $1000+ (percentage of funds raised)

Total - $9,500+

***All the Art, Drawing, Design and Sewing for the rewards is done at the Batfrog HQ of Samantha Stephenson and Scott Helland!***

Thank you for supporting independent art and music!

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Batfrog Cane (La Promanade) by Canes Enabled, inspired by the Frenchy and the Punk Batfrog design! (Music teaser from the upcoming CD!)

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS KICKSTARTER! We can't do this without You!

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All the thanks, all the love!

Yours, Frenchy and the Punk, Samantha and Scott

La Frenchy Le Punk!
La Frenchy Le Punk!

Risks and challenges

RISK AND CHALLENGES: The new songs are ready to be recorded 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 will be infinitely sad and so will the people who want this music.

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    L' Amour!

    I love Frenchy and the Punk and I just wanna support! OR **Custom Reward** (If you have your own combination of rewards you would like, message us through here and let us know and we'll tell you the amount!)

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    Le Bonjour!

    The New Album 'Hooray Beret' Mp3's emailed to you!

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    Le Croissant!

    Flash Drive of the New Album 'Hooray Beret' in high quality digital format mailed to you!

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    Le Beret!

    The New Album, 'Hooray Beret', signed or not signed upon request, wrapped in Frenchy and the Punk wrapping paper, and the 'Batfrog Beret' patch!

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    La Vie en Rose

    The New Album, 'Hooray Beret' in high quality digital format emailed to you plus a 50 page full color 'Batfrog Tracks' lyric and photo book.

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    La Tour Eiffel!

    The brand new album, 'Hooray Beret', the 'Beret Batfrog' Shirt plus a Patch! (2XL/3XL add $4)

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    La Madelaine!

    The brand new album, 'Hooray Beret' the Batfrog Swirl shirt (2XL/3XL add $4) and a 'Batfrog Beret' patch.

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    La Baguette!

    A signed pair of drum sticks and the New Album on CD!

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    Le Brie!

    The brand new album, 'Hooray Beret' and your choice of 1 tea towel (either 'Bon Appetit', 'Forest' or 'Sonic Elixer') and a 'Batfrog Beret' patch.

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    Le Bon Appetit Un!

    Bon Appetit Tea towel, Batfrog cotton napkin, bamboo utensils with Batfrog pouch plus the new album, 'Hooray Beret'!

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    Le Camembert!

    The New Album, 'Hooray Beret' signed and the Beret Batfrog design on a zip down Hooded lightweight sweat shirt! (Colors- Charcoal and Black) and a 'Batfrog Beret' patch.

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    Le Paris!

    A flash drive with high quality digital format of the new album, Hooray Beret, plus the Happy Madness, Hey Hey Cabaret, Bonjour Batfrog, Cartwheels and Elephant Uproar albums and 3 bonus tracks plus our Batfrog Tracks 50 page full color Lyric and Photo book and a 'Batfrog Beret' patch.

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    Le Jules Verne!

    Choice of a Tardis or Steampunk design finger puppet bat handmade by Samantha, Stainless Steel 8oz Sonic Elixir Flask with Belt Loop, 'Sonic Elixir Tea Towel and the new album 'Hooray Beret' on CD.

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    La Fee Verte (The Green Faerie)!

    A multi-colored finger puppet Bat (pictured on left) designed and handmade by Samantha, the new 'Hooray Beret' CD, bamboo utensils in Batfrog pouch, 'Forest' Tea towel and the 'It's easy being Green' patch.

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    Le Bon Appetit Deux!

    2 Bon Appetit Tea towels, 2 Batfrog cotton napkins, 2 Bamboo utensils with Batfrog pouches plus the new album, 'Hooray Beret' on CD!

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    La Notre Dame!

    Custom Stained Glass Batfrog based on our Batfrog design handmade by Cynthia Beatty approx 12" by 7", plus the new 'Hooray Beret' CD and a patch!

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    La Notre Dame Encore!

    Custom Stained Glass Batfrog based on our Batfrog design handmade by artist Cynthia Beatty approx 12" by 7", plus the new 'Hooray Beret' CD and a patch!

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    Le Punk!

    'Guitarmy Forest' banner/wall hanging pictured on left. (Approx. 52" x 34'), Scott's 36 page hard cover Art Book 'Feast', his 'Never End the Rocket Century album on CD, w/Guitarmy Patch and button. Plus the new album, 'Hooray Beret' on CD!

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    La Promenade!

    Custom Limited Edition Batfrog Cane based on our Batfrog design handmade by Mark P. Donnelly (Pictured on left in Video), plus ‘Hooray Beret’ on CD!

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    La Camille Claudel!

    Paperclay Batfrog Art Sculpture (pictured on left) designed and handmade by Samantha Stephenson plus the new album, 'Hooray Beret' and a patch!

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    La C'Est la Vie!

    Every Frenchy and the Punk album on flash drive (6 albums total) 'Hooray Beret', 'Bonjour Batfrog', 'Elephant Uproar', 'Cartwheels', 'Hey Hey Cabaret', 'Happy Madness' plus bonus tracks. 'Batfrog Tracks' Lyric and Photo book, the new album 'Hooray Beret' on CD, plus Scott's all music flash drive with 6 of his solo albums of instrumental music!

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    Le Toulouse Lautrec!

    Original one-of-a-kind 10"x13" pen and ink drawing by Scott Helland with elements that you request, plus the New Album, 'Hooray Beret'. (Artwork example pictured on left)

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    Le Chateau!

    'Batfrog Heart' Wall Hanging (Approx. 52" x 34"), 1 copy of the new album on CD, 'Batfrog Tracks' Lyric and Photo book, 2 Stainless Steel 8oz Sonic Elixir Flasks with Belt Loop, 'Batfrog Beret' T-shirt, 1 Sonic Elixir tea towel, 1 Bon Appetit tea towel, 1 Forest tea towel, 2 Bamboo Utensils in Batfrog pouch, 2 Batfrog cotton Napkins, Guitar shaped metal lunch box w/stickers, 'Batfrog Beret' canvas tote bag, Limited edition 18"x24"poster of Art collaboration between Scott and Samantha.
    All this equals 16 unique Frenchy and the Punk gifts... Le Chateau!

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    Le Louvre!

    Everything in the Le Chateau Reward tier plus an original one-of-a-kind 10"x13" pen and ink drawing by SCOTT with elements that you request within his style. (Artwork example pictured on left) Plus and original 10"x13" pencil drawing by SAMANTHA with elements that you request. Portraits, pets etc. Plus the New Album, 'Hooray Beret'.

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