Frenchy and the Punk at the Free Fringe!
Venue: New Empire Bingo, 50 Nicolson Street (Main Auditorium)
Box Office: 0131 662 1448
Ticket Prices: Free
Dates: August 18th – 20th & 22nd at 8.00pm (60 min)
Based in New York, this sultry French-born singer, percussionist and fiery punk rock guitarist from the golden days of the American hardcore scene formed Frenchy and the Punk in 2005. Imagine Django Reinhardt, Dresden Dolls, Johnny Ramone, Siouxsie Sioux and Edith Piaf jamming at an event hosted by Deepak Chopra and Toulouse Lautrec. This is what it might sound like.
In May 2012, Yahoo Music called them one of the top 25 duos in the U.S. With the guitarist’s roots in the band Deep Wound with Dinosaur jr’s J Mascis and Lou Barlow and the singer’s European heritage, their show is a carnival of two that will take you from Paris to CBGBs and back again.
A rollicking flapper folk punk cabaret with cleverly crafted songs, Taiko meets Rio de Janeiro pounding drum instrumentals, Steampunk flavor and true DIY spirit
In celebration of the opening night of Frenchy and the Punk’s very first visit to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which resulted in a superb performance from the New York based musical merrymakers – Atticus Oldman’s Steampunk Almanac is delighted to present this gallery of photographs commemorating the event!
Frenchy and the Punk at the Edinburgh Free Fringe
Frenchy and the Punk’s first visit to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has done nothing but enhance their outstanding international reputation for astounding live performance!
In the sincere belief that the duo could do little to better their storming first night appearance – I was prepared to be a little less “Hold ma coat cause I just got tae dance!” on the second time around, but It (I am no so sad tae say) just wasnae to be!
There is something infectious about the rhythm this pair conjure up when playing live that ignites a flickering glow in your blood – A glow which if left unchecked can soon wild-fire to engulf your entire soul in a blinding frenzy of what can only be described as bacchanalian delight!
Before you are even aware of the fact… your only wish is to light a fire and grab a similarly wild eyed creature to share a dance around the flames (something many fringe venues sadly tend to frown upon!)
Maybe the best kept secret o’ this year’s Fringe but undoubtedly one of the finest performance in the 2014 Edinburgh Festival – Frenchy and the Punk have to be seen to be fully appreciated!
Oh My… Sometimes a 10 Pip review just is not bloody good enough!