Vive La Fête

Vive La Fête

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SEXED-UP ELECTRO-ROCK WITH VERVE AND ATTITUDE

Biography

FIRST UP, THERE'S THE NAME

Three words, in French, often punctuated by an exclamation mark. ‘Vive La Fête’ translates as ‘Long Live The party’ (as in celebration, festivity, bash, all-nighter, not as in some political wing). It’s a statement of positivism, a declaration of intent: music and people, dancing and romancing as a life-force, a big no to anything conformist and square.
Of course, the fact any decent party should include the proverbial promise of sex and drugs and rock ’n roll also accounts for the choice of the name of this band...

Vive La Fête (VLF) is the cutest couple on the scene in quite a few years! It was love first sight when Danny Mommens, at that time dEUS bassist, and his blonde goddess Els Pynoo first met in 1997. They could have left it at magnetic attraction, but instead of gazing into each other’s eyes all day long, the two lovers decided to combine their talents and create an entire universe dedicated to glamour, humour, and love. They had the good idea of naming themselves after the best possible kind of command: Vive La Fête!

The musical combination is pretty surprising too! Never forget that VLF were some of the first to dare to merge two seemingly incompatible musical trends and make of them something wild.
Vive La Fête is kind of like, if you took an 80’s pop sample, a bit of cold wave, the best kind of electronica, a smidgen of rock and the voice and lyrics of 60s French songstresses under the influence of Serge Gainsbourg... and then shook them all up. The resultant cocktail is one hell of a unique explosion! A true shot of pure eroticism. Add the fact that Danny and Els are hot with an innate sense of sexy showmanship (Make up? Check! Costumes? Check! Energy? Check!), success had to be just round the corner...

After their first albums (2000’s Attaque Surprise and 2001’s Republique Populaire), Vive La Fête were soon spotted by Karl Lagerfeld, who went on to declare himself their number one fan! They did the music to accompany the 2002 Chanel shows in Paris, Tokyo and Las Vegas, were invited by the Royal Family of Monaco to play at their prestigious Bal De La Rose and played hip clubs and cool festivals worldwide. They quickly gained media and public recognition with their outrageaous ive show and honest music. Then came more albums (Nuit Blanche in 2003, Grand Prix in 2005 and Jour De Chance in 2007), and tours and releases all over the world, and passion... wherever they go.

THE ENTIRE WORLD EATS FROM THE HANDS OF SEX SYMBOL ELS PYNOO AND NIGHT RAVEN DANNY MOMMENS. THEIR SEXY FRENCH TOUCH ELECTRO ROCK HAS WON NOT ONLY HIP CATWALKS FROM NEW YORK TO PARIS FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW, BUT ALSO THE HOTTEST CLUBS FROM MOSCOU TO SAO PAOLO AND THE BIG FESTIVALS FROM LOWLANDS TO ROSKILDE.

SOME PRESS QUOTES

“Sexed-up electro-rock with verve and attitude.” – Montreal Mirror

“El pop mas glamouroso viene de Belgica” – El Mundo

“Hailing from Belgium, Vive La Fête is the most stylish musical duo since Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin or Debbie Harry & Chris Stein; and they have a perfect electro-sound (they call it ‘kitch pop’) that makes you feel –and look– good... their record is excellent and their live act even better.” – V Magazine US

“At odds with everything and anyone, playful, confrontational and...sexy” – Crash Magazine

“Il y a des tas de raisons d’aimer Vive La Fête: un nom de groupe absolument génial, un second degré rafraîchissant, une chanteuse givrée totalement charmante... et la capacité à enflammer l’ensemble du public du fort de Saint Père le dimanche soir à 3h du matin. Et quoi de plus parfait que de faire s’évanouir nos dernières forces en dansant comme des damnés, sur des airs 60’s dopés à l’électro 80’s (la fameuse “kitchpop” (sic))?” – Radio France

“Les voir en live c’est les comprendre.” – Trax Magazine France

“A festa realmente nunca termine para quem canta e dança com eles.” – Rolling Stone Brazil

“Danny Mommens und Els Pynoo haben alles, was wahre Klasse ausmacht. Atemberaubend sexy und glitzemd kitschig sind die Beiden, dass es eine Freude ist. Feiern mit ganz grossen Stil.” – Motor.de Germany

“Un délire électro-pop-rock, à la fois ultra-sexy et glam; que demander de plus pour s’amuser?” – Le Soir Belgium

“Since the fashion world fell in love with Els Pynoo and Danny Mommens aka Vive La Fête!, the electro-pop duo has been tipped to hit it big and deservedly so.” – Update Magazine UK

“Vive La Fête est tout simplement très hot. Que dire de plus...” – Fugues Magazine Canada

“I think Nuit Blance is about the best electropop record ever, and I’m comparing it to some of my own old heroes from the eighties, The Human League, Depeche Mode, Indochine, Rita Mitsouko, Ultravox; NUIT BLANCE IS JUST FANTASTIC!!!” – Swedish media quote

“On adore Els et Danny. Ils n’arrêtent pas de se marrer.” – Le Soir Belgium

“Fronted by knockout blond Els Pynoo and music man Danny Mommens – this fusion of electro with a dap of p

Discography

Disque d'Or - album (2009)
Jour De Chance - album (2007)
Grand Prix - album (2005)
Nuit Blanche - album (2003)
Republique Populaire - album (2001)
Attaque Surprise - album (2000)