Euro-American duo Frenchy and the Punk have performed all across the US, as well as England, France, Germany and Canada. They are one of the top-reviewed live acts in the underground cabaret scene today.
Their crossover appeal widened with the release of their Happy Madness CD. In 2011 Yahoo Music listed French-born singer and percussionist, Samantha Stephenson, as one of "25 Women To Watch" in music and guitarist Scott Helland is listed in the Encyclopedia of Punk with his legendary first band Deep Wound.
Fusing foot-stompin' bohemian cabaret, world music and French chanson with a vaudeville charm, the duo's performances are a high energy theatrical spectacle. They captivate crowds by seamlessly blending raucous, danceable old-world melodies with cheeky stories sung in English and French and exhilarating Taiko meets Blue Man Group drum and percussion instrumentals.
Stephenson, a performer since childhood, beams with charisma and dazzles in her sultry neo-vintage cabaret vocal style; think Siouxsie Sioux meets Karen O meets Edith Piaf. Helland, an Amercian-born guitarist and punk veteran, creates a wall of sound with his rhythmic live-looping guitar prowess and catchy melodic lines; think Johnny Ramone meets Eugene Hutz meets Django Reinhardt. Together this spirited duo manage to create the sonic expanse and richness of a full band while still retaining the charm of a vaudeville duo.
Visit them at: frenchyandthepunk.com [+]