Full Steam Metal Racket

Hosted by BB BlackDog Neon Tiger Productions UK

Steam Racket

Full Steam Metal Racket -The Festival Formerly Known As
‘The Steampunk Experience @ Alt-Fest’
August 15th at 6:00pm to August 17th at 11:00pm
Llanfyllin Workhouse, Llanfyllin
Online at www.fullsteammetalracket.co.uk

A note from your hosts:
Rising like a glorious phoenix from the ashes of the ill-fated Alt-Fest, the Full Steam Metal Racket festival follows in the DIY ethos of the true punk movement.

Created by and for the Steampunk and metal communities, this exciting new event will showcase a delightfully eclectic mix of musicians and performers – appearing on two stages in the spectacular surroundings of the mid Wales countryside.

There will also be a host of activities and an artisan market – as many as possible of the delights that were promised for The Steampunk Experience @ Alt-Fest have been rescued and transplanted into this new home.

As Part of the Whole Alt-Fest Event we were running “The SteamPunk Experience”. With its demise, we’re still running an event, It will include…

– 2 Stages – A Games area, a separate market/workshop area

Current lineup and times: Come back often to check as we’ll update as more acts are added.

Market and demonstrations open from 10:00 AM each day

Your Hosts for the weekend: Montague Jacques Fromage assisted by Maureen, and Lieutenant Jager Scnitzel

A. Indoor stage 150 capacity, first come first served
B. Larger Courtyard stage.

We’ll be alternating stages, with a short break between, to make for seamless changeovers

FRIDAY – 15 AUGUST 2014:
From 12:00 Midday, registration

20;00 B Dark Patrick
21:00 A Needle poppets
22;00 B Skreamer
23:00 A The Late Night Burlesque show


13:00 B Red Ruff
14:00 A Fashion Show and Talk
16:00 B The Dark Design
17:00 A King Bains
18:00 B The Mysterious Freak Show
19:00 A Gladstone
20:00 B BB Blackdog
21:00 A Wattingers
22:00 B Frenchy and The Punk
23:00 A Mr BadAxe followed by The Dark Disco

SUNDAY – 17 AUGUST 2014:

Lord Monty’s Bizarre Bizarre from 12:00 till 18:00
– Featuring
Scarlet butterfly
– Accoustic session by Jager Schnizel and friends
Daniel Mulheur (Monoclepop)
Montague Jaques fromage and the Steampunk Funk Bizarre

Throughout the weekend, walking acts

Local Bus timetable

Trains to Welshpool available.

Link to the workhouse Charity site.

More info on some of the performers.

STEAMPUNKFUNK BIZARRE with Montague Jacques Fromage III
International Purveyor of Victorian Funk, Rap and assorted lyrical conundrums
NOMINATED in 2 Catagories: Steampunk Chronicle’s People Choice Awards 2013
Best Solo Muscian and Person to Watch in 2013

Often combining Victorian subject matter with a danceable funk backbeat, LMJ3/”Lord Monty” has created an entirely new Steampunk sound that offers a delicious confection of funk and soul interlaced with an occasional touch of Diesel. American pioneer/international performer of Steampunk Funk, the faux-Frenchman will be in MC and performance mode throughout the weekend.


Northampton’s finest Steampunk Rock

They are
Gordon “Spook” Stoker. Collector of Macabre stories and artefacts, undertaker to the restless dead. Singer of songs and teller of tales.

Paul “Shovel hands” Hutchins. Professional pig wrestler. Bassist in ordinary to Queen Victoria.

Dave Evil. Penny Farthing stunt-man. Beater of skins.

Amy Teacake Bradford. Key smith and Alchemist.

Bart ‘Cloud McBuggerballs V’ Chmura. Keeper of the fifth element. Polish Libertine, warrior for freedom and justice, mischief and a recluse on the run from the Okhrana.


BB BlackDog,
The Darker Side of Steampunk Rock, Comedy Mini Kit set, as well as Main Stage Appearance.

A mix of German and English members, with nearly 500 gigs, 5 albums worth of original songs, showcases in Hamburg, Berlin, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, London, Birmingham and tours across 2 continents, BB BlackDog have become a live Band not to miss.

Using no overdubs, playing simple catchy music, remaining fiercely independent, and powered by a rapidly growing, loyal band of supporters, BB BlackDog are different, and thats a good thing.


Frenchy and the Punk 
New York – Folk Punk Cabaret
“Top 25 Duos in the US” by Yahoo Music Blog
Nominated “Best Band 2013” Steampunk Chronicle’s Readers Choice Awards.
Nominated “Best Band 2012” SteamCon Airship Awards.
“The World’s Greatest Steampunk Duo”

Samantha Stephenson – French born chanteuse and percussionist.
Scott Helland – Guitarist, drummer and purveyor of live looping raucous-ness, punk rock guitarist and founding member of the legendary `80’s hardcore band Deep Wound with J Mascis of Dinosaur jr.

Frenchy and the Punk have performed all across the US and in Canada, Germany, France and the UK. They have been featured performers at nearly every Steampunk Convention and Faerie Festival in the US. Think Siouxsie and the Banshees meets Django Reinhardt, Johnny Ramone, Edith Piaff, Gogol Bordello and Dresden Dolls, “like the steampunk cabaret love child of the White Stripes and Sonny and Cher”.

Formed in 2005, 6 CD releases, 1 live DVD.

Visit them at:

The Dark Design
The Dark Design are possibly best described by the terms Steam Punk or Victoriana. We come from a world much like yours, but where the romance of discovery and adventure is still aflame. Electricity is still considered by many akin to witchcraft and the world thrums to the beat of iron, the hiss of steam and the click of clockwork. We write songs about Airships, Paddle Steamers, Satanic Nannies and Mermaid Queens with thoughtful prose and with infectious melodies. We are currently recording our debut Album Twelve Tall Tales…


Daniel Malheur MonokelPop
Berlin – The Lilly of the Valley, from New York to Europe, from the seniors to the Troubadour founder of MonokelPop … Accompanied by the famous gramophone orchestra with its own special performance of 20s pop art.

From a Crackly record sound, come famous dance orchestras, coupled with the warm tone of the Lord of mishap, they flatter themselves into the ears of the illustrious audience.

In his unique 78 rpm accompanied Karaoke Show , he kidnap’s his audience in the golden or not quite so golden 20’s and the dawn of the talkies. Original gramophones, stylish accessories, breathtaking wardrobe changes and spontaneous comic repartee, make the charm of an evening with the Lord Saloon tenor

Far from the “20s mainstream” , from. Spicy foxtrot, seductive tango, wicked songs, let the perfect illusion of the 5 oclock tea in the saloon style of the 20s rise.


As a a more mature collective (ah hum) … we have all had many musical adventures throughout the years and all work on other projects still.

Miss Pinkski works closely with her producer KIKI in France to create wierd electronic wonders. The SteamPUNK Animal (aka Con Harries) is a multi-instrumentalist and our drummer. She plays trombone for the award winning SKA/reggae band Melosa and Skaper too. Phineas Gauge llives with his head in a bass amp listening to the heaviest & loudest of music and has a number of bands under his belt including The Toretz and The Two Hats – He is also 1 half of the anarchic radio show Revolutionary Radio. Mr Thomas Rosenbloom is another multi-instrumentalist who plays drums with Skaper and a number of other bands. This is his first venture into the world of guitar – and we welcome him with open arms!!!


Jezebel Steele
MC and Burlesque Performances
Jezebel Steele is the inner performer of a mild mannered woman from Sheffield (although nobody would believe that), and anyway nowadays she lives on the other side of the Pennines.
She made her burlesque debut in 2010, and although she believes that it wasn’t very good it did make her determined to improve and get back on stage again.

Her style has never been described as graceful, but audiences seem to like her comedic take on burlesque and that’s just how she likes it; “if an audience laughs in the first minute, you know you’ve got them on side”.

After realising that it’s not easy to get stage time when you’re new, she followed some good advice and set up her own night; for some reason, it turned out to be successful and she is currently working towards her ambition of “taking over the world… one tassel at a time!”
She teaches burlesque and organises other charity events, and just sometimes she can be found at her day job.



The Grand Steampunk Parade.

Tea Dueling
Throughout the Event, Tea duels will take place using “Street Rules” so whilst actual contact is not allowed, Barricking and slating “all in the best possible Taste” is allowed. Registration forms will be available nearer the time of the event. With great prizes, and a showcase Final.

Fashion and awards Show.
The Highlight of Saturday Afternoon.
Nomination and Voting will commence nearer the Date of the Festival.

With Categories to include.
Best Dressed Steampunk
Best Hat
Best Goggles
Best steampunk Contraption.
Best Steampunk Book of the year
Best Steampunk Song of the year
Best Steampunk Video of the Year.
And person who has done the most to promote Steampunk in the last year

Photo Booth
With a team of professional Photographers and a full green screen room. Attendee’s will be able to have the day captured forever, and placed in a variety of steampunk Backgrounds, only limited by Imagination.

With Workshops for everything from Leather Work, Tailoring, Dance, Nerf Gun Mods and much more throughout the weekend.

Nerf Dueling Competition
Again throughout the weekend, there will be heats and a Grand final with wonderful Prizes, for the best Duelist.

Rules and registration form will follow closer to the event, but no Electric of repeater Guns and no hard Projectiles ! this is a one shot 10 paces Gentleman’s (or Ladies) duel !

Games Area
With everything from Croquet to skittles and horseshoes, a wonderful celebration of our old English Pubs and Garden Games


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Full Steam Metal Racket — 2 Comments

  1. Well, what a splendid event this one turned out to be! Rising from the ashes of AltFest, the whole thing was pulled together in about 10 days by Dale Rowles (BB Blackdog), Neon Tiger Productions and the enthusiastic team of volunteer crew. Llanfyllin Workhouse provided a suitably quirky Victorian venue which worked well. The bigger stage in a semi-sheltered outdoor courtyard provided a performance space for the bigger acts, while the more intimate indoor stage (next to the main stage area) allowed easy change-overs between acts, plus a more appropriate space for some. Acts varied between full-on metal bands to cabaret, with blues, acoustic, funk and a massive variety between, together with fire displays, burlesque & pole dancing! Highlights for me included Frenchy & the Punk, who stunned us with their headline act on the Saturday, the infectiously happy harmonies of Red Ruff, Monokelpop (Daniel Malheur) giving us 1920s German karaoke with a dapper delivery, the fabulous Dutch ladies with their automaton performance, plus seeing SW friends The Mysterious Freakshow, The Wattingers & The Copperfield Ensemble playing great sets. Great to experience more from Montague Jacques Fromage (our host), BB Blackdog, Needle Poppets & The Dark Design. But I think that the best part of the whole festival was the atmosphere – such a friendly, laid-back group of interesting people (performers, crew & punters). It was basically just a big party which went on all weekend. I certainly didn’t want to leave on the Monday (in fact, I spent so much time saying goodbye to all these new-found & old friends that I left about 2 hours later than planned). Great venue, lovely people, wonderful atmosphere – roll on next year (where I hope to be performing!). XXX

    • Ahhh!
      Sounds like you all had a wonderful time and going by the photos I have seen the music was outstanding and you all looked wonderful (Loved the outfit!)!! Amazing job Dale and the team did putting the event together in such a short time and the two stage area looked like a grand idea!

      Will definitely have to try to be there next year and will pull ooot all the stops if you are performing! :o) xXx