Dolly (French band)

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OriginNantes, France
GenresRock, Alternative rock
Years active1989–2005
LabelsWEA International inc., Warner Music Group, East West Records
WebsiteOfficial site
MembersEmmanuelle Monet
Thierry (Thierry Lacroix)
Nico (Nicolas Bonnière) (1995 - present)
Past membersMicka (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)

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