Electro-Voice is proud to announce the addition of Japanese singer/songwriter and guitarist Dorlis to its growing roster of Electro-Voice artist endorsers. Discovered performing on the street by legendary Japanese music producer, Ken Matsubara, Dorlis’ career has begun to blossom in the past several years. She has already written and recorded several hit singles with major-label success, but critics believe there is more in store for the unique gypsy and swing jazz influenced singer/guitarist. Dorlis currently uses the Electro-Voice N/D767a microphone on stage.
Dorlis had studied classical guitar from a very young age, but at age 17 she dropped out of school to hitchhike and busk the streets of Japan. Her style developed into a classical and folk combination with distinct gypsy and swing style guitar and her soulful vocals drew crowds wherever she performed, and since being taken in by producer Ken Matsubara Dorlis’ career has significantly grown. A combination of unique guitar playing, memorable melodies, and intelligent lyrics, Dorlis represents the next generation of street music with a sound that defies comparison.
Dorlis released her debut single, “Hitori goto no you ni aishiteta,“ on Dec. 4, 2002. The song became a radio hit, driving thousands of fans to record shops. Dorlis quickly received power play status from 15 FM stations and her album sold more than 10,000 copies overnight. Dorlis rode her wave of early success into 2005 when she signed with Victor Entertainment after being courted by no less than eleven other labels. Since then, Dorlis has been touring and working on new material. Critics anticipate Dorlis to become a major force in the Japanese music scene.