Cocoon (band)

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Cocoon
Cocoon (groupe).jpg
Background information
Origin Clermont-Ferrand, France
Genres Pop folk, folk, pop rock
Years active 2006-present
Labels Barclay, Sober and Gentle
Members Mark Daumail
Morgane Imbeaud

Cocoon is a French pop folk band from Clermont-Ferrand that sings in English. They were founded in 2006 by Mark Daumail (born 6 December 1984) and keyboardist Morgane Imbeaud (born 14 April 1987). On stage they are generally accompanied by Raphaël Séguinier (drums) and Oliver Smith (bass).

History[edit]

The band's first album, My Friends all Died in a Plane Crash, was released on October 22, 2007. It proved to be an international commercial and critical success[1] selling over 100,000 copies and certified platinum in France.[2][3]

After their first album, Cocoon released the live CD/DVD, Back to Panda Mountain, on September 7, 2009. Following the release of a live CD/DVD, they went on a world tour, dubbed the "Baby Panda Tour". In April 2010, the band started to record their second studio album, Where the Oceans End.[4]

Solo projects[edit]

Alongside Cocon, the duo's members have taken on solo musical projects.

Mark Daumail[edit]

In 2014, Mark Daumail released his solo album entitled Speed of Light that has charted on SNEP Official French Albums Chart and on Ultratop Belgian Wallonia Albums Chart.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EP[edit]

  • I Hate Birds (2006)
  • From Panda Mountains (2007)

Singles[edit]

DVD[edit]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Cocoon". AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  2. ^ Ecrit jeu 22 juil 2010 8:07 CEST par Voxpop Music in VoxPop. "COCOON: "Difficile de choisir son camp!" - VoxPop". New.fr.music.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  3. ^ My Friends All Died In A Plane Crash, Cocoon critique
  4. ^ "La folk féérique de Cocoon de retour en tournée fin 2010 - Musique - 06/09/2010". leParisien.fr. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 

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