Veronique Chevalier

Veronique Chevalier
Photo of Veronique Chevalier, July 24, 2010, Club Chrononaut, San Diego, CA.jpg
Veronique Chevalier, July 24, 2010, Club Chrononaut, San Diego, CA
Background information
Birth nameBerenice Chloe Sztuczka
Also known asMADemoiselle Veronique, the "Weird Val" of Dark Cabaret, Mad V, Cyphyre
OriginFontainebleau, France
GenresSteampunk, dark cabaret, parody, comedy, polka, burlesque
Years active2005 - Present
LabelsCyphyre Music LLC, Gilded Age Records, Projekt Records


Veronique Chevalier (given birth to Berenice Chloe Sztuczka) can be an award-winning France-born American mistress of ceremonies, singer-songwriter, music manufacturer, comedian and parodist popular in the steampunk community. She creates live cabaret in Southern California and can be an emcee of steampunk occasions nationwide.

Life and career

Chevalier attended Oregon Condition University or college in Corvallis, graduating having a Bachelor of Technology in Liberal Research, and is a tuned classical ballet dancer.Since 2005, Chevalier continues to be producing and hosting "Veronique's Crimson Velvet Variety Present", a live vaudeville and cabaret creation featuring local aswell as "big name" music performers, unusual acts, magic, burlesque and comedy. Previous performers in Chevalier's displays consist of Unextraordinary Gentlemen and Unwoman. Latest shows are also cosponsored by Gilded Age group Information and includes a credited cameo function in the 2005 brief film mocumentary, Camp Burlesque, and in addition appears in the partner reserve Postcards from Camp Burlesque.Chevalier can be a vocalist and songwriter. In 2005 she created an "info-tainment" advantage task—a theatrical present and documenting—known as Cabaret4Choice. The documenting garnered Chevalier the Unanimous Choice Prize for Best Individual Cabaret Artist on the 14th Annual LA Music Honours.In 2008 she produced the album, "Polka Haunt Us", featuring guest artists including Lili Haydn, Kerry Christensen, Marion Ramsey, and Vinny Golia. The record was a crucial achievement, and was the official entry in the 51st Annual Grammy ballot in the Polka category (the ultimate year in front of you decision with the Country wide Academy of Documenting Arts and Sciences to discontinue the category). Her tune, "Beverage Hall in Hell" continues to be played in the Dr. Demento radio present, and her tune, "Vampire Shock" earned The Mad Music Archive's 2007 "Greatest New Halloween Tune". Chevalier can be among twenty artists highlighted on "A Sepiachord Passport", a compilation documenting released by Projekt Information. Her monitor, a tango entitled, "The Dance Get good at", provides received favorable testimonials.IN-MAY 2010, Chevalier performed in the Steampunk World's Reasonable in Piscataway, NJ. In July 2010 she was emcee from the Sunday steampunk "after-party" at NORTH PARK Comic-Con International, where in fact the headliners included The Slow Poisoner, Unextraordinary Gentlemen and Voltaire.In March 2011, Chevalier was the MC and opened up for Unextraordinary Gentlemen and Abney Recreation area at Wild Wild Western Con, a steampunk convention and festival held at Aged Tucson Studios in Tucson, Az. In Oct 2011, she was asked to MC Amanda Palmer's single display (kicking off a Western Coastline tour) in NORTH PARK, CA, and in November, she performed the Welcome Track at the starting ceremonies in the steampunk convention TeslaCon in Madison, WI.In Sept 2012 Veronique was a Featured Visitor at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo and hosted a panel entitled, "Steampunk 'Super'-Culture: Symbiosis Between Numerous Sub-Cultures & Fandoms". Panelists included steampunk grasp magician Pop Haydn, Disney designer Brian Kesinger, and users of The Little league of STEAM. She's since repeated the -panel at additional conventions, including Comic-Con and TeslaCon.In Dec 2012, TeslaCon named its music performance hall the "Chevalier Music Hall" in her honor. Veronique can be a featured family portrait in Brian Kesinger's steampunk dream series, "Tea Ladies."

Stage persona

Like many in the steampunk community, Chevalier has assumed a "stage persona" and created a backstory for this:Mademoiselle Veronique Marie Therese Antoinette de Chevalier ... can be reputed to end up being the long-lost "illegitimate" grand girl of Maurice Chevalier, aswell as the previous Etoile (Prima Ballerina Assoluta) for Les Ballets de la Salle de Bain de Paris. Her profession was cut brief while the business was for the Tehachapi calf of their latest US tour, when she got a tumble in to the orchestra pit during her single, due to an abrupt blackout, the effect of a drunken cowboy capturing out the headlights from the pickup that offered as the stage light. After she found, some weeks afterwards, she had dropped all storage of ever having danced, aswell as having also neglected her indigenous French tongue. She is now able to just speak in—what's regarded by all who hear it—her very own charming edition of accented British.


Albums Cabaret4Choice (2005) (Professional Maker) Polka Haunt Us (2008) Singles Vampire Shock (2007) Ale Hall in Hell (2009) Escargots (parody of La Vie en rose) (2009) Internet Day (2010)

See also

Set of steampunk functions: Steampunk musicians