Frenchy and the Punk’s BIG Music Project Kickstarter

One of my favorite bands to be embraced by the subculture, Frenchy and the Punk have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their latest musical undertaking, two full length CDs! But the need your help to make it a reality!

Unfortunately, WordPress and Kickstarter don’t always get along with regards to embedding videos, so you’re going to have to go toFrenchy and the Punk’s Kickstarter to see the video and hear their appeals for your help.

For those of you unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it is a website that allows you to become a patron for creative works that would otherwise go unfunded and as a possible result, uncreated. Kickstarter gives you the power to support the arts in ways that used to only be viable to foundations, corporations, and wealthy families by pooling your contributions with the support of others who love the arts and giving the artists the means to create.

Here’s the catch about Kickstarter, though. If the project you have backed does not reach its minimum goal, the project flops. The pledges don’t come through and the artist doesn’t get any of the money that was promised. So, its very important that if you are interested in seeing a concept become reality, that you consider contributing. Every dollar counts towards meeting the goal and the project going underway.

Let’s help Scott and Samantha make something amazing with this Kickstarter! Check it out and contribute if you can!

Updates from Frenchy and the Punk

Frenchy and the Punk have started their Fall touring, and they’ll be running all along the eastern half of the United States playing shows and making lots of splendid noise for anyone who will listen.

In their recently released email, they shared some updates with those of us who subcribe to their emails. This is some of what Samantha and Scott had to say:

We’re gearing up to hit the road once again. We have been at home base in New York for a few weeks working on new music. It’s the first time in six years that we have been on the east coast during the summer months! Last year we were keeping cool in July in Washington and Oregon … it sure is hot here in NY!

We have a couple of projects in the works. We will be re-recording some drum and instrumental dance tunes (from At the Carnival Eclectique and new ones) as well as recording new material… so two new CDs in the works! We will be launching a kickstarter campaign in the coming weeks with fun gifts in exchange for donations… we will keep you posted on that as it develops. The 24hr auction in January was fun but very intense… so we’re going with kickstarter this time! BUT… there will definitely be fun photos attached to that endeavor as well.

They also included a long list of upcoming shows that they will be playing. Unfortunately, these are focused primarily on the east coast, but those of you in the mid-west and far out west with me should not fret: they are working on their plans for 2012 already. Hopefully they’ll be in your area of the country soon enough. Here’s the schedule for the fall as it stands:

  • Fri Aug 26  –  NYC, Brookyn – Branded Saloon
  • Sun Aug 28 – DE, Dover – PPD Festival by Bell Book & Candle
  • Thur Sept 1 – GA, Atlanta – DragonCon (Hyatt Centennial Ballroom)
  • Sept 2/3   –    GA, Atlanta – DragonCon (Coucourse show in Hyatt tba)
  • Sun Sept 4 –  GA, Atlanta – DragonCon – (Time Travelers Ball, Westin Hotel)
  • Fri Sept 9   –  NYC, Teneleven (Benefit for Four Legs Animal Shelter)
  • Sat Sept 17 – MA, Fitchburg – Great New England Steampunk Exhibition
  • Sat Oct 24 –   NH, Peterborough – Celebrate Samhain Festival
  • Sat Oct 29 –   LA, New Orleans – Witches Ball

Hopefully you can catch them at one of their upcoming shows. It’s always a treat to see them!

New Frenchy and the Punk Music Video

Frenchy and the Punk (formerly the Gypsy Nomads) have released a new music video, and they want you to see it! This video is of the song House of Cards from the Happy Madness album, and the video is really well produced, so watch it below!

For just two people, Samantha and Scott sure do make a lot of amazing noise. It’s one of the many awesome things about these two very talented musicians.

If you liked the song House of Cards, you can purchase the album Happy Madness from Frenchy and the Punk’s store. While you’re there, be sure the check out the rest of their website, and then connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Frenchy and the Punk Tour Dates

Fresh off their tour through Europe, Frenchy and the Punk (formerly the Gypsy Nomads) have returned to this side of the Atlantic and are already busy putting on shows throughout the month of May. This month, they are transversing the better part of the eastern and middle United States playing awesome shows as they go.

This weekend, you can find Scott and Samantha at the International Steampunk City in Waltham, Massachusetts before they hit the road to shows in New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky. Check out their event page on Facebook to get the full breakdown of their shows for the month of May.

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of not knowing much about Frenchy and the Punk, make haste to their website to learn all about this duo and check out the interview I did with them a while back when they were still known as the Gypsy Nomads.

The Gypsy Nomads are No More!

The Gypsy Nomads were one of my favorite bands I had the pleasure of being introduced to and experiencing first hand at Steamcon II. Rather soon after the convention, I featured them in an interview that illuminated some of their fantastic work.

But the Gypsy Nomads are no more.

Please, I know it’s shocking, but before you start hyperventilating in grief, you’ll likely be pleased to know that Scott and Samantha aren’t going anywhere. They also aren’t going to stop making the music many of us have come to love.

They’re just changing their name.

The Gypsy Nomads are now Frenchy and the Punk. This name should be of little surprise to Nomad Fans as they’ve been using “Frenchy and the Punk” as a subtitle of sorts for a while now. If you want more on the decision to change their name, please check out their open letter to fans.