|Origin||Wisconsin, United States|
Stephanie Dosen (born 12 May) is an American singer-songwriter and knitwear designer. She was raised in Wisconsin. Her songs have been featured on the soundtracks of Dawson's Creek, NUMB3RS and Party of Five. She also sang vocals for the Chemical Brothers on the final track of the 2011 action thriller Hanna.
Dosen got her start in 1994 with the band Virus, an ambient techno group whose debut album Analogue was considered groundbreaking in the Christian trance music scene. In 2002, Dosen released her first solo album Ghosts, Mice & Vagabonds. The ethereal self-produced work received rave reviews, with Billboard Magazine choosing Dosen as one of the top six independent musicians in the Midwest for 2003.
In 2006 Simon Raymonde, the former member of the Cocteau Twins who runs the Bella Union label, heard Dosen's music and as a result they worked together on the music that became Dosen's album A Lily For The Spectre. The album was recorded in Pikeville, Kentucky and North Wales and was then released in the UK and Europe. Since then, Dosen has appeared on the BBC TV programme Later... with Jools Holland and on the Australian TV rock quiz entertainment show RocKwiz, and has worked with Massive Attack and The Chemical Brothers. Her collaboration with José González for the iTunes Festival was recorded in February 2008.
Dosen joined Massive Attack as a lead vocalist in June 2008. She made her debut at Royal Festival Hall in London, performing in two shows as part of the Meltdown Festival, which that year the band had been selected to direct. Dosen also performed with the band at that year's Glastonbury Festival. The new songs Red Light, Marakesh and Kingpin have all become popular with the European audiences on the (northern) summer 2008 tour. In 2009, she formed the group Snowbird with Simon Raymonde and they have an album underway. She sang on three tracks of the 2010 Chemical Brothers album Further and then sang and co-wrote with them again for the theme song of the 2011 British-German film Hanna, starring Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett and directed by Joe Wright.
- Ghosts, Mice & Vagabonds (2002)
- A Lily for the Spectre (2007)
Dosen has gained fame in the UK and America as a knitwear designer under her brand Tiny Owl Knits. Her ethereal and innovative designs are reminiscent of her musical sound and have been featured in both mainstream and knitting magazines, including Bust, Handmade Living, Simply Knitting, and Yarn Forward. In 2013 she released her first knitting pattern book, Woodland Knits, which was named #1 in Amazon’s Books of the Year (2013) craft category roundup.
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