Full Frontal Folk
Full Frontal Folk
As a child, she was raised within the rich Philadelphia folk community being exposed to many different types of live music from the Philadelphia Orchestra to Irish traditional music, from the Philadelphia Folk Festival to community sings. She began singing Irish accapela songs in her teens and later joined the band Somethingblack. Delilah brings to Full Frontal Folk a sweet, evocative voice, a little bit of rhythm/percussion and a killer wardrobe. Fatale Frontal (aka Wendy Fuhr) began singing folk tunes at home with her family as early as she can remember. She started classical violin at 9 years old, but quickly picked up old-time and bluegrass fiddle by accompanying her dad to music festivals.
Wendy sang in and was musical director for a women's a cappella group in college, and found a love of harmony which has followed her since! She has played on many local Philadelphia singer-songwriter and band CDs, and until 2003 was a member of So's Your Mom, a band with Celtic and American influences. Wendy sings and plays fiddle, as well as occasional guitar, for FFF. Lolita Frontal (aka Jen Schonwald) was brought up surrounded by traditional American, Blues and Celtic folk music and Opera as a child. At an early age she began weaving vocal harmonies as all of her parents encouraged her to join her voice with theirs. With her mother's (coloratura soprano) influence, Jen, as a young teen, began studying Classical Voice.
Jen has sung classically in operettas, musicals, as a choral soloist and as a professional choral member as well as performing Folk Music. Keeping true to her folk roots, she continues to perform Maritime folk and sea chanteys with her father, Steven Schonwald. Her stepfather bought her first six-string guitar and showed her how to play. Since then, Jen has "borrowed" numerous instruments from her loving fathers.
She plays the six and twelve string guitar.' Jezebel Frontal (aka Thea Shoulson) …is a folk singer but she doesn't look like one. She likes long walks in the wood, fuzzy blankets, sunsets and safety pins. When she isn't working long hours at the barbed wire factory, she can usually be found singing softly to a basket of puppies or kittens. Raised by a pack of musically inclined wolves, Jezebel had been deeply rooted in traditional music all her life.
Jezebel plays six and twelve string guitar, and electric and washtub bass. Full Frontal Folk also features the stunning talents of multi-instrumentalist and percussionist extraordinaire Desdemona Frontal aka Cheryl Prashker. Although Full Frontal Folk is officially on permanent hiatus they have been known to sneak into various venues and cause a surprise ruckus on occasion. In the 6 or so years since 'retiring' FFF have played several local festivals and benefit concerts and have shared the stage with the frighteningly energetic celtic rock band Tempest in both venue and festival settings. Most recently, in 2011, Full Frontal Folk joined together for a very special reunion in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Philadelphia Folk Festival playing multiple workshops and jamming informally well into the early morning hours. Although there are currently no plans to re-form the band, all are still active musicians performing in and around the Philadelphia area, and you just never know when they might decide to dust off their platform boots and push-up bras and raise a thunderous harmony to the sky.
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