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2552. Frenchy and the Punk

Frenchy and the Punk is a folk punk steampunk cabaret band comprised of Samantha Stephenson and Scott Helland.

Originally named Scott Helland and the Traveling Band of Gypsy Nomads, then The Gypsy Nomads, they formed the group in 2005, soon after Samantha had jumped onstage while Scott was performing, grabbed a tambourine, and joined in along with the band. They changed the name once more in 2011 to better suit their sound, and also as a literal interpretation of who they are. Samantha was born in Lyon, France, and Scott has an extensive background in playing punk music.

Samantha writes the song's lyrics while Scott provides the music. They have described their inspirations as deriving from each other. Sometimes, Scott's music evokes a feeling for which Samantha creates the lyrics to match. Other times, Samantha has the words for which Scott finds the right music.

The duo has played at a number of steampunk and other conventions, solo performances in the US, and overseas in England, France, and Germany. Frenchy and the Punk's Music has featured on:
HGTV's Steampunk Home Episode
NY Ink's Steampunk Episode
WeTV's Halloween Wedding Cakes Episode
Oprah's 'Forgiving The Son' Episode
Travel Channel Vacation Getaways Episode
Dance Moms (Kendall's dance Solo)
"Top 25 Duos in the US" by Yahoo Music Blog

Frenchy and the Punk has been nominated in several steampunk awards, including:
"Best Band 2013" Steampunk Chronicle's Readers Choice Awards
"Best Band 2012" SteamCon Airship Awards

Discography includes:

Thread & Stone - 2007
Eternal Summer - 2008
At the Carnivale Eclectique - 2008
Happy Madness - 2010
Hey Hey Cabaret - 2012
Elephant Uproar - 2013
Cartwheels EP - 2014
Bonjour Batfrog - 2014

External Links
Interview - Sepiachord
Interview - Weird Review
Interview - Steampunk Chronicle

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See Also
2553. Samantha Stephenson
2554. Scott Helland
2566. Thread & Stone
2567. Eternal Summer
2568. At the Carnival Eclectique
2555. Happy Madness
2556. Live at Bube's Brewery
2557. Hey Hey Cabaret
2558. Elephant Uproar
2559. Cartwheels
2560. Bonjour Batfrog

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