Lime (band)

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Lime
Lime band.jpg
Lime performing at St. Ann's Festival in 2013
Background information
Origin New York, NY
Genres Disco, Hi-NRG, synthpop
Instruments TR-808, Jupiter-8, Juno-60, MC-4
Years active 1981–Present
Labels Matra Records
Prism Records
Polydor/PolyGram Records
Unidisc Records
Critique/Atco/Atlantic Records
Associated acts Joe LaGreca, France Joli, Carol Jiani, Kat Mandu
Members Rob Hubertz
Joy Dorris

Lime is a synthpop group from Montréal, Canada. The group was composed of husband and wife Denis and Denyse LePage.

Lime is most noted for their songs "Angel Eyes" (1983) and "Your Love" (1981 #1 US Dance). "Your Love" was featured in the 1982 movie Summer Lovers. Very early in their career, they released an instrumental 12" single vinyl record called "The Break" under the name Kat Mandu. The single was successful and peaked at number three on the disco chart.[1] Singer Denyse also wrote and sang on the record "Dancin' the Night Away" by Voggue. There were rumors that Denis and Denyse were in fact one person and Denis LePage did both vocals, a deep vocal for Denis and a falsetto type voice for Denyse[citation needed].

The band faded from popularity in the 1990s, and Denis LePage signed over rights to classic Lime royalties[2] before releasing a new album, Love Fury, in 2002. In 1988 Denis and Denyse LePage were divorced. Instead Denis LePage teamed up with several vocalists (Amber Star Chaboyer, Benedict Ouiment, Chubby Tavares, Julie Courchesne, Marie-Piere Vaillancourt, Mary Lassard)[3] for the apparently final Lime-project, in which two younger singers, Joy Dorris and Chris Marsh, were chosen to tour and appear as Lime. Later, Rob Hubertz would replace Chris Marsh. Joy Dorris and Rob Hubertz continue to perform today, whilst Denis LePage from the original Lime continues to release records as the transsexual act Nini Nobless.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • 1981: Your Love
  • 1982: Lime II
  • 1983: Lime 3
  • 1984: Sensual Sensation
  • 1985: Lime - The Greatest Hits
  • 1985: Unexpected Lovers
  • 1986: Take The Love
  • 1988: A Brand New Day
  • 1991: Caroline
  • 1998: Stillness of the Night
  • 2002: Love Fury

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 142. 
  2. ^ Dario's LIME page - Denyse's emails
  3. ^ discogs.com
  4. ^ [1]

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