OTTAWAN

OTTAWAN

 

Ottawan was a French pop music duo, who had the hit singles “D.I.S.C.O.” and “Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)” in the early 1980s. Fronted by Caribbean-born Patrick Jean-Baptiste and Annette Eltice, they were masterminded through cooperation between French producer Daniel Vangarde and Belgian producer Jean Kluger.

In 1979, Ottawan was founded by record producers Daniel Vangarde and Jean Kluger and fronted by male singer Patrick Jean-Baptiste and female singer Annette Eltice.

In the United Kingdom, they had two Top 10 hits. “D.I.S.C.O.” (the act’s debut single) reached number 2 in September 1980, while “Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)” peaked at number 3 a year later. “Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)” reached number 1 in New Zealand during 1982, staying there for eight weeks. In France, their single “You’re OK” (French title “T’es OK”) is one of the Top 50 best-selling singles of all time. The duo recorded in French as well as English.

Ottawan original front man Patrick Jean-Baptiste is giving concerts with his daughter Noemie Beurms Jean Baptiste.

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