A French-born artist/singer meets American-born hardcore punk musician/artist.
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.
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!
La Notre Dame Encore!
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!
All the thanks, all the love!
Yours, Frenchy and the Punk, Samantha and Scott
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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