Artists: Ottawan


Ottawan were a disco band in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They were fronted by lead singer Jean Patrick (b 6 April 1954) and Annette (b 1 November 1958), with Daniel Vangarde and Jean Kluger the main songwriters. They are best known for their two hit singles \"D.I.S.C.O\" and \"Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)\".\n\nThe band were originally founded by Patrick - who was born in Martinique - as Black Underground. He was introduced to Kluger by Vangarde, who managed the band. Under the new name of Ottawan, they were active over a three year period from 1979 to 1981. They were signed to the French label Carrere.\n\nIn the United Kingdom they had two chart hits. \"D.I.S.C.O\", the act\'s debut single, reached number two in September 1980; \"Hands up\" peaked at number three nearly a year later. \n\nIn France, their single \"You\'re OK\" (French title \"T\'es OK\") is one of the top 50 best selling singles of all time.\n\nJean Patrick quit the band and organized a new duo, Pam \'n Pat, with whom he scored another European dance hit, \"To Be Superman\" in 1982. Later, he re-organized Ottawan and toured Europe with his new partner, Tamara. \n\nDaniel Vangarde is the father of Thomas Bangalter, one of the members of Daft Punk.