The celtic inspired Thread & Stone CD, released in Oct 2007, is a mostly instrumental compilation of Gypsy Nomads guitar player, Scott Helland's Brocade and Catapult CD's. It also features previously unreleased vocal versions of 'Tall Tales from the Tavern' and 'Ogre Dance'. "Sweeping, melodic, acoustic guitar and percussion instrumentals."
The Gypsy Nomads, now known as Frenchy and the Punk*, seamlessly combine raucous live guitar looping, cheeky ballads sung in English and French, danceable, modernized old-world inspired melodies and thunderous tribal-march-style drum instrumentals. Get transported to a world full of humor, theatricality, whirling dance and bohemian spirit. Experience their genre-busting non-traditional take on world cabaret with a vaudevillian and steampunk flavor rooted in folk, punk and the vineyards of southern France.
French-born Brit. lead vocalist and percussionist, Samantha Stephenson and American-born punk veteran guitarist Scott, make up this spirited duo. The two powerhouses don't disappoint as they unleash the raw passion of their love for music, dance, and a roaring good time.
Touring incessantly coast to coast since 2005 and racking up over 150 shows a year and four full-length albums and a live DVD, they bring their pulse-poundin' tribute to the free spirit lifestyle to alternative music festivals and steampunk/sci-fi/cabaret conventions across the U.S.
*Check out these albums on CD Baby by The Gypsy Nomads:
At the Carnival Eclectique (2008)
Eternal Summer (2008)
Thread & Stone (2007)
Other CD's to check out by Frenchy and the Punk:
Elephant Uproar (2013)
Hey Hey Cabaret (2012)
Live at Bube's Brewery DVD (2011)
Happy Madness (2010)
Eternal Summer EP (2007/2013)
Scott Helland solo CD's:
Space Age Tranceology (2000)
Motion Sickness (1999)
Deep In It (1998)
Hellbox Mood Rings (1996)
Scott Helland wIth Outpatients CDs:
Outcasts ll `85-`95 (1998)
Test Of Time (1993)
Hardcore Outcasts `82-`84 (1995)
*About Frenchy and the Punk:
Imagine Django Reinhardt, the White Stripes, Johnny Ramone, Siouxsie Sioux and Edith Piaf jamming together at an event hosted by Deepak Chopra. This is what it might sound like. A sultry French-born singer, percussionist and a fiery punk rock guitarist from the golden days of the hardcore scene formed Frenchy and the Punk in 2005. The unlikely pairing has since released 6 full-length CDs, produced a live concert DVD and have performed all across the U.S. and in Europe. In May 2012, Yahoo Music called them one of the top 25 duos in the US. Their show is a carnival of two that will take you from Paris to CBGBs and back again. A rollicking flapper folkpunk cabaret with cleverly crafted songs, Taiko meets Rio de Janeiro pounding drum instrumentals and true DIY attitude.