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The Lovers

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There are at least six bands called The Lovers:
1 - A French Duo from Sheffield (UK)
2 - A German eurodance act from the 90’s
3 - A Swedish Indie-rock band
4 - A Slovakian rockband
5 - A German Garage Band.
6 - Alice Offley’s 4 piece all female guitar band from London (UK).

1- The Lovers are a French electronica/ Neo Burlesque band based in Sheffield, England, consisting of real-life lovers Fred de Fred and Marion Benoist. Their music is usually upbeat, satirising French stereotypes, with special fondness for songs about food and sex.

The couple started working on music after a chance meeting with Jarvis Cocker, who wrote them the songs ‘La Degustation’, ‘Fred de Fred’ and ‘Basque Country’. These songs feature on their self-titled debut album, “The Lovers”, which was co-produced by Dean Honer and Parrot of All Seeing I, Kevin Bacon and Jon Quarmby (Finley Quaye, Pretenders etc…), Leigh Devlin and Robin Downe.
The Lovers have been at the forefront of the ‘Neo Burlesque’/’Gypsy Madness’ mouvement, often playing with ‘Lost Vagueness’.
They have collaborated in the past with Richard Hawley, Kings Have Long Arms frontman Adrian Flanagan, Afterflife, Budnubac, they also formed part of I Monster’s live show.
In previous work, Fred worked for Sheffield studio FON.
Marion is a former bunny girl, who has worked with producers such as Nellee Hooper, and wrote the song ‘Wonderland’, which took Moloko’s Róisín Murphy to number two in the dance charts.

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