Hello Everyone! It’s Monday so that means music! Today I am throwing the spotlight on an awesome group that I have discovered:) Their #SteamPunk Dark Carnivale, is sultry with an awesome rhythm! Check it out below:)
Frenchy and the Punk are a Euro-American folk punk cabaret duo based in New York. They’re regarded as one of the top Steampunk cabaret performers in the world and were listed in the top 25 duos in May 2012 by Yahoo Music Blog’s List of he Day.Guitarist Scott Helland was a founding member of the legendary Massachusett’s hardcore punk bands Deep Wound with J Mascis and Lou Barlow and Outpatients in the early eighties. Helland formed Frenchy and the Punk with singer Samantha Stephenson in 2005. The group was originally called Scott Helland and the Traveling Band of Gypsy Nomads before being shortened to The Gypsy Nomads.They adopted their nickname Frenchy and the Punk prior to their first European tour in 2011
Steampunk and beyond
“Perhaps no band puts the “punk” into the steampunk sound than an in-your-face feisty little duo named Frenchy and the Punk.” Sharing the stage with fellow steampunk luminaries Abney Park, Steam Powered Giraffe, Professor Elemental and The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing, Frenchy and the Punk have performed at many of the biggest Steampunk Conventions in the US like Steamcon, World Steam Expo, Steampunk World’s Fair and the Steampunk Empire Symposium as well as Steampunk events in France, England and Germany. Their video for the song House of Cards features “prominent Steampunks from the Northeast” steampunk scene making cameos and acting out the murder mystery Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes theme of the lyrics. Their popularity continues to rise amongst the steampunk community through endless touring and cheeky videos like Make Out from their breakthrough 2010 CD, Happy Madness. In January 2013, their song Steampunk Pixie, from the 2012 Hey Hey Cabaret CD was named one of the Top 10 Steampunk songs by Behind the Steam Blog. They have also performed at Conventions that cater to the Sci-fi, Comic Book, Anime and Fantasy Fan Realm like DragonCon in Atlanta, GA, Comicpalooza in Houston, TX, MegaCon in Orlando, FL and MarsCon (Williamsburg, Virginia). Their music also has Dieselpunk elements and a mystical flair lending them popularity and featured slots at numerous festivals that celebrate the Faerie Lore like Faerieworlds in Oregon, Spoutwood Fairie Festival in Pennsylvania and 3 Wishes Faery Fest in the UK hosted by FAE Magazine. They were Nominated “Best Band 2013” by Steampunk Chronicle’s Readers Choice Awards and nominated “Best Band 2012” by SteamCon’s Airship Awards.Their music has appeared on TV on the NY Ink Movin’ On UP Episode, and HG TV’s Home Strange Home Steampunk Episode.