Martina Sorbara

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Martina Sorbara
Martina Sorbara at Festival of Friends 2013.jpg
Martina Sorbara of Dragonette performing at the 2013 Festival of Friends
Background information
Born (1978-11-13) November 13, 1978 (age 35)
Origin Ontario, Canada
Genres Electropop
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Associated acts Dragonette

Martina Sorbara (born November 13, 1978) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and frontwoman of the band Dragonette. She is also the daughter of Greg Sorbara, a former Member of Provincial Parliament and Minister of Finance in Ontario. Martina is a graduate of the Toronto Waldorf School.[1]

Her debut album, Unplaceables, was released independently in 1998 and is no longer in print.

Sorbara's second album, The Cure for Bad Deeds, was released independently in 2000. An expanded version of the album appeared on MapleMusic Recordings in 2002. Both versions of the album were produced by Jian Ghomeshi.[2] Martina's only single from the album was Bonnie & Clyde II, which also had a music video that got airplay on MuchMoreMusic, as well as making an appearance on the Women & Songs compilations. The song also appeared in the film, All I Want, starring Elijah Wood and Franka Potente.

Sorbara recorded a version of the Christmas song, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, for the 2003 Nettwerk compilation album, Maybe This Christmas Too?. That same year, she was featured on the soundtrack to Uptown Girls singing the song Spinning Around the Sun. She can also be heard on the From the Girls compilations issued by Nettwerk that contained a new recording of a song called Withered on the Vine.

Since 2005 she has served as the frontwoman of the Canadian new wave/electropop band, Dragonette.

Sorbara co-wrote and sang on the 2006 Basement Jaxx single, "Take Me Back to Your House". She also appeared in the video for the song. She was credited as Martina Bang.

In 2009, Sorbara was featured on The Henrys album Is This Tomorrow singing on the track "Chair by the Window". She is also featured in Kaskade's song "Fire in Your New Shoes".[3]

In 2010, Sorbara performed the vocals in Martin Solveig's songs "Hello" and "Big in Japan". She is also featured in Kaskade's song "Fire in Your New Shoes" which was released digitally on April 13, 2010. In November 2010 she was featured in the song "Animale", which was the result of a collaboration between Dutch DJ and producer Don Diablo and Sorbara's band Dragonette.

Discography[edit]

  • 1998: Unplaceables
  • 2002: The Cure for Bad Deeds (Nettwerk)

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