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Stephanie Dosen

Stephanie Dosen performing at the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds on 17th April 2009 with Snowbird.
Background information
Origin Wisconsin, United States
Occupations musician, songwriter
Instruments vocals, guitar
Years active 2002-present
Labels Bella Union
Associated acts Snowbird
Massive Attack
José González
Website http://www.stephaniedosen.com

Stephanie Dosen is an American singer-songwriter. She was raised in Wisconsin. Her songs have been featured on the soundtracks of Dawson's Creek and Party of Five.

In 2006 Simon Raymonde, the former member of the Cocteau Twins who runs the Bella Union label, heard Dosen's music and as a result they worked together on the music that became Dosen's album A Lily For The Spectre. The album was recorded in Pikeville, Kentucky and North Wales and was then released in the UK and Europe. Since then, Dosen has appeared on the BBC TV programme Later... with Jools Holland and on the Australian TV rock quiz entertainment show RocKwiz, and has worked with Massive Attack. Her collaboration with José González for the iTunes Festival was recorded in February 2008.

Dosen joined Massive Attack as a lead vocalist in June 2008. She made her debut at Royal Festival Hall in London, performing in two shows as part of the Meltdown Festival, which that year the band had been selected to direct. Dosen also performed with the band at that years Glastonbury Festival. The new songs Red Light, Marakesh and Kingpin have all become popular with the European audiences on the (northern) summer 2008 tour. In 2009 she formed the group Snowbird with Simon Raymonde.

Dosen was amongst the nominess at the 2009 NME Awards for 'Sexiest Female' Award, losing to Hayley Williams of Paramore.

Discography

  • Ghosts, Mice & Vagabonds (2002)
  • A Lily for the Spectre (2007)

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