Lola Dutronic

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Lola Dutronic
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Electronica
Years active 2004-
Website Myspace page
Members Stephanie B.
Richard Citroen
Past members Frankie Hart, Lola Dee

Lola Dutronic is a Canadian electronica duo, consisting of remixer/producer Richard Citroen and vocalist Stephanie B. The band adapts songs from the French and British sixties (from artists such as Serge Gainsbourg, Françoise Hardy, Brigitte Bardot or John Barry) with modern electronic arrangements. They have issued five albums and two EPs so far.

Richard Citroen was also a member of UK-based version of The Diodes.

Despite their reputation for imaginative cover versions, their most successful song has been the self-penned "Les Cheveux de mon amour", which has been featured on the soundtrack of the television drama series The L Word.

The band's 2nd album, "The Love Parade" was short listed for a 2008 Grammy Nomination in the dance/electronica category.

2008 also saw some changes in the band with the departure of original vocalist Frankie Hart, and her replacement by Berlin-based vocalist Lola Dee. After an abortive attempt to relocate to Berlin permanently, a new album was recorded there with Mike Garson (David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins) guesting on piano. The band have also parted company with Bongo Beat Records and are now based in both Toronto and Berlin.
2010 saw the band sign with Marty Thau (Blondie, Suicide, The New York Dolls etc.) and his newly revived Red Star label. In 2011, the new singer Stephanie B. joined, and the band released the EP New York Stories featuring covers of songs from The Fast, Blondie, Suicide and Johnny Thunders. 2012 saw the release of the album Everyone's A Star, with the track "Everybody Loves You When You're Dead" featuring backing vocals of Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, the latter invited the band to play as special guests on the German leg of their European tour in 2013.


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