Steampunk Symposium 2020 is thrilled to have Scott Helland’s (of Frenchy & the Punk) Guitarmy of One perform on the main stage this March.
Scott Helland Guitarmy of One(ness): “Former punk bassist turned Instrumental songwriter, Scott Helland, has created a musical world of his own influenced by movie soundtracks, punk rock and eastern european guitar styles. He utilizes the loop pedal and an array of guitar effect pedals with a proficiency that’s earthy, visceral and superbly crafted.” “Helland is yet another accomplished ex-punk who has made the striking transition to atmospheric soundtracks.” (Jack Rabid, BigTakeOver).
Currently he is also the guitarist and co-founder of the internationally touring New York based acoustic duo, Frenchy and the Punk, a popular attraction in the indie cabaret, steampunk/post-punk and faerie festival scenes with singer Samantha Stephenson. In the eighties he was also a member of the infamous Western MA hardcore punk bands Deep Wound, (which included Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis and Lou Barlow,) and Outpatients. Over the past few years, Scott has been joining Dinosaur jr onstage at events like Governor’s Ball, Fun Fun Fun Fest and Austin City Limits to perform old Deep Wound tunes.
Helland has been writing, recording and performing music since his early teens. He has released over 25 recordings including 8 solo CDs. Helland also released his art book Feast, a collection of more than 50 pen and ink drawings, in 2015. VISIT: http://www.scotthelland.com/