Maurice Chevalier said, "Thank Heaven for little girls," & Veronique Chevalier says, "Thank Hell for La Moi!"
She's a twisted Edith Piaf from an alternate reality; Parodist; Creatrix of Gothic Polka,
& Inventrix of Steampunk Haiku, aka "Steamku."

Monday, February 9, 2009

* Calling All Interested Accordionists:
Veronique's 'Squeeze Moi' Project & Tour

Beret & fake cigarette optional!

Greetings mon cher Accordionistas!

I have a new project up my bony, pasty-white arm...It's tentatively entitled "Veronique's 'Squeeze Me' Tour.

Therein I shall collaborate with one local accordionist from an array of cities to create new material with each....

The dealio: Your music, my lyrics on any subject mutually acceptable. Yield: Approximately 15 to 20 minutes worth. We perform it when I am in your neck-of-the woods, most logical would be to incorporate it into one of your shows, and have me be guest artist.

I then drift along to my next stop, do the same concept with the next guy or girl, etc. Eventually the BEST of each of my duets with each different accordionist from each locale would be placed on a compilation album.

My first official victim, er, collaborator on this project is Seth Bedford of Huxley Vertical, in NYC, and I will be his guest the 8th of May @ The Triad, a tiny treasure of a boite Off-Broadway.

So things are off to an auspicious start with VSMT. Have you any interest to do this thing with moi? Can be rehearsed via mp3 exchange and phone.

I could pay a bit of a commission to facilitate your process, since I know bills don't tend to pay themselves. Don't have a huge chest, er, budget, but we would each retain 50/50 copyright, so you could shop the material around however you wish, just like I did with my collaborators on PHU.

And I would do the same with the compilation eventually, so this would GO somewhere. Not just a little cutesy hobby project, but seriously professional (fun) stuff.

I have had interest also from Mark Growden in SF and Rowan Lipkovitz in Vancouver, as well as Edrie Edrie in Boston. I'm thinking of doing a West Coast leg and an East Coast leg. Why then it'd be a two-legged tour. Ha!

Not opposed to going to the Midwest whilst I'm at it, just haven't heard any interest from that sector yet...Although I've had interest from Zap-Pascal in Paris and Wolfgang Meyer, The Riverboat man, in Berlin, so maybe I'll add Europe to the tour in 2010.

Merci beaucoup for your kind consideration. Please contact me as soon as possible so that the games may begin! Please say OUI! Whee! So WE can get started soon!

Veronique Chevalier
Lyricist, Chanteuse, & Spookstress

Sunday, February 1, 2009

* Accolades for Polka Haunt Us: A Spook-tacular Compilation!

What They're Saying About Polka Haunt Us:

"A brilliantly clever concept!"
-- Joe Chiccarelli, Grammy-winning Producer

"Artists like Weird Al, Polka Floyd and now Veronique Chevalier are showing us that polkas can not only rock, they can be valid methods of artist personal expression. It takes a lot of talent to pull something like this off, but Chevalier has it aplenty."
-- Lee Widener, Founder - Never Ending Wonder Radio

"Let’s face it: there’s a frightful shortage of good Halloween music. Veronique Chevalier agrees, which is why she’s put together Polka Haunt Us, a “spook-tacular” compilation of [what she] dubs 'World Gothic Polka.'
-- Chris Saccheri, Editor- Let's Polka- All Things Accordion

'"Polka Haunt Us" is a great addition to the radio program...I look forward to receiving future releases from your label."
-- Craig Ebel, Host- It's Polka Time, Nationally-syndicated Radio Program

"A new kind of concept album - a first for Halloween, and a first for polka music: a Halloween polka album. Great new compositions- funny and spooky!! Polka Haunt Us is a great fun album to listen to, and is sure to please polka fans around the world! Well done! Looking forward to their Christmas album!!"
-- Phill N., Host- Polka Radio Melbourne Podcast

Polka Haunt Us recommended by:

* John Gora, 2007 Polka Grammy Nominee
* Lisa Haley, 2007 Zydeco Grammy Nominee
* Brigid Kaelin, Multi-instrumentalist (Elvis Costello)
* Lawrence Wines, Host- Tied To The Tracks, Acoustic Americana Radio Show

* 'Polka Haunt Us' Album Cover Art/Liner Notes, etc.

Click on the images below to view full-sized cover art and liner notes:

Front Cover

Back Cover


Liner Notes Page Two

Liner Notes Page Three

Liner Notes Page Four

Disc Art