About Ottawan

So many generations grew up with their music and danced to its rhythms. put your hands in the air – hands up! The artists from the music band Ottawan are calling their fans to the dance floor all over the world. Do you want to organised a concert that will be an incredible gift for any celebration?

Plunge into the atmosphere of crazy D.I.S.C.O., dance to the point of collapse, until Ottawan don’t say to you: come’on and hands up! and then you just carry on dancing!

Ottawan have been music idols for ages.

Ottawan originalThe debut of Ottawan and their first performance under this name was in 1979, when an idea crossed the minds of two french producers, who were really popular at the time, Daniek Vangarde and Jean Kluger. They were going through the songs that they have produced and decided to create a new popular disco music band. They already had some hits in English, recorded at their studio, but what they didn’t have was a special person, with a great personality who could represent them on stage in front of the audience.

They were looking for a front man, when they accidentally met Jean-Batiste Patrick at a bar in France. He wasn’t very popular at the time but his songs that he sang in french were filled with new and positive vibes.

That’s how they started becoming more and more popular. It was something very different and unusual, that a soloist was a Frenchman, but all their hits were in English and he had to perform them using playback. Their first hit “D.I.S.C.O.” entered all the top-charts and became popular on five continents like a hot croissant in a french cafe. It was necessary to strengthen their success and the band released the next hit “you’re ok” that is probably known by heart by everyone, who wants to invite artists to their party. That was the beginning of their journey to success. But after a while the members of the band changed, and Esther de Bijl became the new female soloist.

Some years later all rights for hits and the brand “Ottawan” were transferred to a french company “Editions et productions Zagora” (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/ottawan). And since then the music band Ottawan had a new lease of life. Then rather well-known artists, Esther de Bijl, were invited to work as soloists. If you invite the disco band Ottawan to your party, you will have an opportunity to listen to immortal hits of Ottawan, performed by an amazing female soloist Patrick or Esther.

How can you book Ottawan?

Esther or Jean-Batiste Patrick are ready to make your dream come true. If you still want to hear the best hits of  “disco music of the 80s” at your celebration performed using the original studio playbacks,  to dance to the catchy melodies of  “D.I.S.C.O” and “hands up (give me your heart)” and finally you wish to book artists of  “disco music of the 80s ” for your corporate event, it is really easy, if you contact us directly, avoid paying the «middle man» fees. Use this unique chance to make yourself well-known and create a truly unique atmosphere on the dance floor in your city. Satisfaction is guaranteed. You can also take a look at the riders and performance conditions of Ottawan at official homepage

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Trademark Ottawan

As many of you may have already noticed, there are 2 different Ottawan bands performing these days. You would often find articles online about one of the bands being original and the other one being a tribute. There are multiple “Official Ottawan” pages on social networks and even more websites.

One well known company based in Russia even reserved the rights to use the name “Ottawan” for a certain period of time. And this company does not miss an opportunity to remind other promoters and booking agents, that the name “Ottawan” can only be used with their permission.

You will hear discussions about who the original soloist really is and who has the rights to perform under that name. The Russian version of Wikipedia states one thing, the English version of the same website contradicts however.

But where does the truth lie? There are founders of the band, producers Daniek Vangarde and Jean Kluger. Unfortunately at this very moment these people are not particularly interested in the band, as they have already got back their investment and keep receiving payments as the true rights holders. They do not pay attention however to what goes on inside the band.

Some people say that whoever was on the cover of the cassette or the CD, would be the original Ottawan. Some on the other hand believe that whoever was seen in the video would be the original member of the band. Maybe it is the one whose voice is in the recording, or perhaps the one who has all the necessary paperwork. There really are as many opinions, as there are people, each to their own.

But would it make sense to actually ask the producers who they think should be called Ottawan and own the rights to perform under that name. Because as we all know there are many teams of bands like Boney M, Gipsy Kings, Baccara etc. And only the producer of these bands can reveal the truth.

As a conclusion in search for the answer we can only state that the producers are the only ones to decide who to pass on the rights to and who is the one to perform the songs under the name of Ottawan.

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Interview with Jean-Batiste Patrick

Interview with Esther de Bijl


Jeanpaul Pinoteau

bonjour mr madame je n'est toujours pas reçu les 2 photos dédicacées de otawan peut étre avez vous oubliée ou égarée en esperant les recevoir recevez mr madame mes sentiments respectueux mr pinoteau jpaul 1 rue du trieur puyreaux 16230 france je vous remercie

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If you want to make your party truly unforgettable and surprise your guests with great dance music, you should consider booking a show of Ottawan.

Their lively cheerful music and love songs will be a great final touch to any event.

You can book Ottawan for a public show, festival, private party, New Year’s party, birthday celebration, wedding, presentation and any other type of event on the Ottawan official website.

Please contact us via the form on the website or by calling one of our agents on the world directly to confirm the availability and the fee for the event.

Please note that the  disco band Ottawan is very popular on the world today 😉 advance event booking is recommended.



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