Heloise & The Savoir Faire
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Heloise & The Savoir Faire

Burlington, Vermont, United States

Burlington, Vermont, United States
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“Front woman Heloise has Cyndi Lauper’s tone, Debbie Harry’s range, and many cheesy come-ons—what’s not to love? As synths bubble through the disc’s randy electro-pop songs, you won’t know whether to pogo or grind, but dance you will.” - --


“Most Absurd Hyper-sexualized Dance Team: Dancing”duo from Heloise & The Savoir Faire, one member of which spent a small part of the afterparty running around completely nude except for one Heloise sticker, stuck guess where.” - --


“Powerhouse vocalist Heloise (say it like you’re French:
(‘EH-loo-eez’) and her group present a complete
postmodern disco spectacle. While the release of
their first album, Trash, Rats & Microphones, on
actor Elijah Wood’s Simian Records, is a big deal
for the sextet (another famous fan, Deborah Harry,
contributes vocals to two songs), live performance
remains their focal point; in look as well as in sound,
the group draws freely from the past and present,
with streaks of classic disco, new wave and rock
coming together around Williams’s anthemic vocals
in a tightly orchestrated mess of decadently glammy
misfit cool.” - Mike Wolf


“A bottle blonde with a fondness for spandex and all that glitters, Williams was leading her band, Heloise & the Savoir Faire, in a nasty bit of ‘70s disco rock. She laid out her mission fast and furious: “Trash, rats, and microphones/That’s where I’m at/ Why don’t you leave me alone?” - --


Discography

Trash, Rats, & Microphones
2008
Yep Roc Records/Simian Records

Illusions EP
2009
Yep Roc Records/Simian Records

Bottom To The Top (Rough Mix)
2010
Yep Roc Records/Simian Records

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Bio

The electro-rock Brooklyn based outfit, Heloise &
the Savoir Faire has enjoyed a myriad of success
in response to their full length debut Trash, Rats,
and Microphones as well as their supercharged,
artful live performances.

Heloise Williams began performing in 2004 with
a theatrical live act featuring two dancers and a
laptop as a backdrop to her soaring vocals. The
group eventually recruited live musicians.

With a full lineup in place, the splendor that
is Heloise & the Savoir Faire began to attract
serious attention from local and small record
labels in and around New York City. However,
wary of encountering any restrictions the band
continued to go it alone, and remained unsigned.
That is, of course, until they were approached by
actor and the founder of Simian Records, Elijah
Wood. Wood offered Heloise & the Savoir Faire
unconfined creative latitude, and the partnership
was officially established.

Heloise & the Savior Faire continued to
broaden their fan base, and one evening, after
a customary amped up performance at the
Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, caught the eye of
Blondie’s Debbie Harry, who went on to declare
the band her “favorite underground New York
band.”

Harry supported the sentiment and lent her
vocal talents to two tracks on the full band’s
debut, Trash, Rats and Microphones. And the
record could not be a more fitting introduction
to Heloise & the Savoir Faire; a potent cocktail
of new wave, soul, disco, rock, and electronica
fused together with poppy hooks and always
danceable beats. Heloise Williams is the olive in
the drink, soaking up all the glitz and tongue and
cheek glam and presenting it to the forefront of
your senses.

Following the release, Heloise & the Savoir Faire
continued to build upon their reputation as
a band that should be seen as well as heard,
rocking notable New York venues, The Bowery
Ballroom and the Mercury Lounge. The band also
traveled to the UK, booking a series of festival
and club dates, as well as making television
appearances on “The Graham Norton Show” and
“Friday Night Project.” Adding, even still, to their
repertoire of notoriety, the single, “Odyle” was
selected as the theme to Bravo’s “Rachel Zoe
Project,” which premiered in 2008.

Presently, Heloise & the Savoir Faire have been
hard at work composing new material for an
upcoming record tentatively entitled, “White
Dwarves and Diamond Dust.” The record is
covertly ambitious in the breadth of its subject
matter. Lyrically, themes such as Egyptology,
immigration and reincarnation are explored.
Musically, the record has overtones of medieval
electronic dance music; a nod to Queen’s
soundtrack to “Flash Gordon.” It’s a dance
record with a soul. Four on the floor beats,
arpeggiated synths and heartfelt anthemic
vocals comprise Heloise & the Savoir Faire’s
most exciting self-possessed effort to date.

Heloise and the Savoir Faire is James Bellizia on
guitar, Luke Hughett on drums Robert O’Dea on
bass/ electronics. Joseph Shepard and Katie
McGreevy are the Savoir-Faire dancers.