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* Veronique Chevalier Featured Artist on “The Traveler’s Steampunk Blog”

May 11, 2011 by Veronique Chevalier

Featured Artist: Veronique Chevalier

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Posted By Traveler on 5. Mai 2011

Veronique Chevalier is the eccentric Françican (Français-American) Chanteuse (Songstress) known as The “Weird VAL” of Dark Cabaret.

She’s an unparalleled Parodist; a Steamy Chanteuse, and Spooky Polkanista, who has been described as a campy incarnation of Edith Piaf from a parallel universe – the one in which her parents are Jim Morrison, and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and her godparents are Lucille Ball and Weird Al.

As a self-proclaimed “Mad Sonictist,” she takes maniacal pleasure in combining previously unrelated musical forms into new, unholy combinations. She vows to leave no genre unadulterated in her quest to create the ultimate Sonic Frankenstein…

She originated the genre of “Gothic Polka”. Her twisted brand of humour hits at the core of daily reality. Being gonged off the premiere season of America’s Got Talent (which is FAKE reality) was irrefutable proof her gifts are wasted on the masses.

This sums it up better than I ever could. Veronique really is one of a kind and when she introduced herself to me and I checked out her music, I first did not know what to expect. I did not expect what I found either…

Yes, this is a very unique and thoroughly weird style, Veronique has developed. It is also curiously, even frighteningly appealing.

Very danceable tunes for various different styles alternate with songs best listened to in a comfortable chair with a glass of fine absinthe or wine in your hand.

I also find the images the lyrics creat in in your mind fascinating. The Beer Hall in Hell in particular would make an excellent place for a lighthearted Steampunk adventure featuring intrepid explorers wearing Pickelhauben like this one:

Soldier with Bavarian Pickelhaube

This is a Bavarian Pickelhaube, the Prussians were not the only ones, despite what some people think…

Veronique Chevalier truely is a weird mistress of music, she delivers everything the description on her official page promises…Oh dear, I guess one day I really have to cross the ocean again and see all those wonderful Steampunk artist and musicians of the New World…

I digress.

Veronique Chevalier’s music is a unique and very refreshing experience. Each track is an accoustic adventure and you never know what too expect, and this, I am convinced, is just how the good lady wants it…

Ten out of ten zeppelins, and those zeppelins really have a weird colour scheme and follow an odd course…

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