One-Trick Phony is me, David Blanchard. I write all the songs and play all the instruments.
I was in the bands Likewise from 2001-2004 and Camera Shy Paparazzi from 2002-2005. Then I stopped making music for 15 years.
In April 2020, I decided to make the most of my time during quarantine and started writing & recording again. It was my Wilhelm scream into the darkness.
I released my debut solo album as One-Trick Phony, Everything is Terrible and Nothing Matters, six months later in October 2020.
My fourth album, More, was released in June of 2021.
V (a.k.a. DENIHILISM) was released in October of 2021 thereby completing the goal of releasing five albums within one year.
Starting on April Fools Day of 2022, I released one new cover song each week for 15 weeks. These cover songs were specifically covers of pop songs by female artists we've all heard a million times and who have voices I could never hold a candle to, but the intention was to reimagine these songs and cover them in a way that they sound new again. This cover series, lovingly called "Hits X Misses," has been collected in a playlist available here.
A surprise EP of holiday covers (and one original) called Rebel Without a Claus was released in December 2022.
Email: holla (at) onetrickphony.com