Frenchy and the Punk
Frenchy and the Punk is a duo that frequently performs at steampunk events. “Frenchy” is singer Samantha Stephenson. “The Punk” is guitarist Scott Helland, who also performs solo as “Guitarmy of One.”
They describe their sound as follows: “Imagine Siouxsie Sioux and Dee Dee Ramone had a duo that was inspired by Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf, Toulouse Lautrec and Deepak Chopra.”
They’re based in the Hudson Valley near New York City and can be seen at events all across the U.S. and in Canada. They also tour in Europe, where they have performed at shows such as the Asylum Steampunk Festival in the UK and Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, as well as events in France and Germany. They have also performed in West Africa.
Their mascot is a creature known as the Batfrog. They sell a line of Batfrogs-themed merchandise—and their music—online and at in-person events.
Location: Hudson Valley, New York
Major releases: Hooray Beret (2019), Bonjour Batfrog (2014), Cartwheels (2013), Elephant Uproar (2013), Hey Hey Cabaret (2012), Happy Madness (2010)