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Sweet, Soft and Sexy


Sweet soft and lazy is one of her early hits but sweet, soft and sexy best describe her. Popular in Europe since the early 80,s, Viktor Lazlo just keeps rolling out the hits. She has the sultry voice of a Diana Krall and a lot of soul. Some of her songs sound like a classic lounge singer with a mix of a French/Brazilian accent. I like her earlier alblum's more than the newer ones. But all her alblum' are excellent. I am so surprised she has never made it big in the United State.

About Viktor Lazlo

A stylish and sensual singer, Sonia Dronier became Viktor Lazlo when Belgian producer Francis Depryck discovered her and put together a package inspired by strong sexuality and black-and-white film. Born in Lorient, France, Dronier spent her college years studying and modeling in Brussels, Belgium. After she spent some time singing backup vocals in Depryck's band Lou & the Hollywood Bananas, the producer rounded up a set of nostalgic and noir-flavored songs and renamed her after a character in the Humphrey Bogart classic Casablanca. The stylish full-length She began her career in 1985 with a mix of songs sung in French, English, and Spanish. A French-language cover of Julie London's "Cry Me a River" ("Pleurer des Rivières") became a big hit across Europe a year later. In 1987 she hosted the televised broadcast of the Eurovision contest, which was held in Belgium that year. That same year she had another Euro hit with "Breathless," a duet with American singer James Ingram. After a move back to France in 1989 she released a series of successful albums before the ambitious Verso appeared in 1996 with funk and dub influences and a guest appearance from the classic reggae rhythm section of Sly & Robbie. Critical response to the album was so overwhelmingly positive that Dronier claimed interviews promoting the release had focused on her music instead of her clothes for the first time in her career. ~ David Jeffries

Lorient, France
October 7, 1960



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