Veronique Chevalier, The "Weird Val" of Dark Cabaret's aka The Original Mad Sonictist; Spooky Polkanista, Perv-ormance Artiste & Authoress. A fan dubbed her "Edith Piaf From An Alternate Reality."
Along with originals, and Piaf-ian covers of familiar tunes, she's known for parodies on the subject of steampunk, remodeling works by Thomas Dolby, Frank Zappa, Led Zepplin, ZZ Top & The Beatles.
Invented Gothic Polka with the recording "Polka Haunt Us: A Spook-tacular Compilation", which she lovingly calls her "Sonic Franksteam", leaving no stone unturned, nor any sacred cow unmilked, in her quest to bring levity where the sun don't shine.
Her music's been played on Dr. Demento Radio; Rue Morgue Radio, & Volver a la Magia Radio-Show in Buenos Aires, & her tracks can be found on compilations, including A Sepiachord Passport released by Projekt Records; as well as Steampunk, Vol. 1: The Soundtrack to GD Falksen's novel Blood in the Skies
In addition to ink in Gothic Beauty, Rue Morge & Fangoria" & more, her image is included in "1000 Steampunk Creations" by Dr. Grymm, as well as the upcoming book "Steampunk Fashion" by Lisa Lewis. Veronique is the recipient of The Steampunk Chronicle Readers' Choice Awards for "Best Dressed Female Steampunk 2012."
Screened as a comedy short at arts festivals & steampunk events across North America, such as Steampunk Bizarre, Seattle International Cabaret Festival, PDX Steampunk Film Festival & S.T.E.A.M.fest, "Internet Date" is Veronique's lampoon of the preposterous process of online courtship. W/art & direction by Disney's Kyle A. Carrozza, & animation by John Berry, this winsome bit of neo-retro cartooning elicits fits of mirth, /it's witty lyrics, & beguiling sight gags.
The MAD-emoiselle One Herself is also Creatrix of Steampunk Haiku & authoress of "My Cog Is Bigger Than Your Cog: SteamKu & Other Verstrocities" w/full-color, retina-staining illustrations by Walter Sickert.