Dolly (French band)

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Origin Nantes, France
Genres Rock, Alternative rock
Years active 1989–2005
Labels WEA International inc., Warner Music Group, East West Records
Website Official site
Members Emmanuelle Monet
Thierry (Thierry Lacroix)
Nico (Nicolas Bonnière) (1995 - present)
Past members Micka (Michaël Chamberlin) († 2005)

Dolly is a rock band from Nantes, France. The group is popular in France but less well-known elsewhere. Dolly's vocalist Emmanuelle Monet has appeared in many collaborations, including a song together with Apocalyptica on the single "Wie weit/How far/En Vie". Dolly stopped their activity indefinitely after the death of Michaël Chamberlin in a car accident on 25 May 2005.[1]


Dolly was originally formed by Emmanuelle Monet, Thierry Lacroix and Michaël Chamberlin in 1989 under the name of Dollybird. 1991 they changed their name to Dolly & Co and made their debut album which was also named Dolly & Co. The actual Dolly was not born until Nicolas Bonnière joined the band in 1995. The name was then changed to Dolly.[2] Emmanuelle Monet has now reformed her band with a new bassist, under the name of "Manu". [1]


Former members[edit]

  • Micka (Michaël Chamberlin) - bass (1989 - † 2005 at the age of 36 years)


  • Dolly (April 1997)(released in both French and English versions)
  • Un jour de rêves (August 1999)
  • Sunday Afternoon (2000) : the only English album of the band.
  • Plein air (April 2002)
  • Tous des stars (2004)

External links[edit]



  1. ^ Portail de Musique Francophone Sincever (in French) Archived April 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Dolly's press conference at Solidays Festival (Paris) July 10, 2004 (in French)