Feux d'artifice

New Vive la Fête EP Feux d’Artifice out now

Vive la Fête’s brand new EP Feux d’Artifice features four covers of some of Els and Danny’s all-time favorite songs. The tracks have been recorded early 2020 and finished in the past few weeks during the lockdown at Vive la Fête’s homestudio in Belgium.

Amoureux Solitaires

Bubblegum classic Amoureux Solitaires was originally released in 1980 by Lio. Vive la Fête played a live cover of another one of Lio’s hits, Banana Split, often during encores of their concerts. Lio once attended a VLF concert in Brussels, where Banana Split was played as well, but unfortunately nobody told Els and Danny that Lio was right there watching from the side of the stage.

Fade to Grey

Also originally from 1980, Fade to Grey was the second single by Visage, the new romantics band founded by Midge Ure and Rusty Egan. The lyrics are half french / half english, which makes it a perfect track for Els and Danny to cover. They played the song live often in the early days of Vive la Fête but never recorded it before.

Les Marionnettes

Les Marionnettes dates back to 1965, when it as a big hit in France for Christophe (Daniel Bevilacque). Last year, Els and Danny worked with Christophe on a new version of the song for his duets album Christophe Etc. (Vol 2). Just before his death earlier this spring Vive la Fête finished their own version of the song, which they released as a tribute to the legacy of Christophe with a special home-made video.

Porque te Vas

The final track on Feux d’Artifice is Vive la Fête’s new version of the Spanish song Porque te Vas, best known in the 1974 version by British/Spanish singer Jeanette. Els and Danny have recorded a version of this song before, but for the new EP they made a brand new version. The video for Porque te Vas premiered on May 22 2020.
Feux d’Artifice released on all major streaming and download platforms on May 26 2020.

Les Marionnettes

New video Les Marionnettes

A couple of months ago we worked together with our dear friend and colleague Christophe (Daniel) Bevilacqua to create a new version of Les Marionnettes.
The original release was planned for the kick of show of the new Vive la Fete 2.2-tour in de Roma, which we had to cancel due to the Corona crisis.
Unfortunately, our dear friend Christophe passed away last week.
To honor Christophe and our friendship, we have deceided to release the video of our collaboration Les Marionnettes on YouTube today.
Christophe, it was an honor to work with you – thank you for the beautiful experiences and our much cherished collaboration!
Els & Danny

Vive la Fete - Destination Amour signed

Order your signed copy of the new Vive la fete album “Destination Amour”

Vive la Fete’s new album Destination Amour was release on CD on March 27, 2018. The album is exclusively available on CD on this website only. Order NOW and get your CD signed in person by Els Pynoo and Danny Mommens!

Order your signed copy of Destination Amour now for only EUR 22,99 ** Includes world wide shipping!

Tracklisting Destination Amour

1. A Paris
2. Toute la Nuit
3. Tourterelle
4. Samedi Soir
5. Mots Bleus
6. Impossible Amour
7. Destination Amour
8. Couche-toi
9. Pousse Pas
10. Fous de Tout
11. C’est Débile
12. Jamais Oublier
13. Destination Amour – Monks Mix (Bonus track)

Order your signed copy of Destination Amour now for only EUR 22,99 ** Includes world wide shipping!

Destination Amour

Possible questions you may have:

Q: How much is shipping to my country?
A: Worldwide shipping is included in this special offer!

Q: What if the signed CDs are all sold out when I place my order?
A: When the signed CDs are sold out, you will no longer be able to order it. We will not send you an unsigned copy if you ordered a signed one.

Q: I don’t want a signed copy, I just want a plain CD without any writing on the cover. Is that possible?
A: No problem, you can order an untouched copy of Destination Amour from our webhop. You will regret this eventually, but it’s up to you 😉

Q: I would like to order more than one copy, how do I do that?
A: If you want your copies shipped to different addresses, please place seperate orders. If you would like to order more than 1 copy, please order through our webshop.

Q: I would like to order more Vive la Fete items and combine this with my order of Destination Amour. How do I proceed?
A: Please select all items you would like to order in our webshop.

Q: Will Destination Amour be released on vinyl?
A: That’s the plan, but we don’t have a release date yet.

Q: Can I get a personalized message on my signed copy of the CD?
A: Unfortunately, that’s not possible as Els & Danny signed the CD’s already.

Pre-order your signed copy of Destination Amour now for only EUR 22,99 ** Includes world wide shipping!

New track “You Can Sleep In My Bed” out now!

The Bonnie & Clyde of the Belgian music scene, that’s how Danny Mommens and Els Pynoo alias Vive La Fête could be described. For nearly twenty years (!) they have climbed up on stage with a disregard to just about everything : trends, to etiquette, to ‘good taste’, grammar. For twenty years a ‘I don’t give a damm’ but with no jubileum.

You Can Sleep in my Bed

Now, the couple comes back after three years of silence with a new song: ‘You can sleep in my bed’. The song shows that Danny and Els pay relatively little attention to the current state of the pop music – ie post-hip hop everywhere – and just do their own thing.

Vintage Vive La Fête

You can sleep in my bed‘ is grammatically incorrect disco, plain kitsch to the smallest seam, party music a bit like faded perfume and pheromones. Men and women with perfectos and in stilettos. So in other words, vintage Vive La Fête. Like their other songs, this one sounds like a combination of drunken lightness and melancholy. We hear a grownup Els singing, naïve and from her nineteens : you feel suddenly like prey in the midst of dancing men, in the thick of the night, come then and feel free to stay with me tonight.

Get ‘You Can Sleep in my Bed’ on iTunes now!


Vive la Fete Chanel catwalk

Vive la Fête live on the catwalk for Chanel

Back in the early 2000’s Vive la Fête’s unique style and sexy music got the attention of some of the biggest names in the fashion world. Among them was Karl Lagerfeld, who asked the band to perform live at the catwalk during the presentation of his autumn – winter 2002/2003 collection.

Vive la Fête performed five songs during the 23 minute fashion show, all the while playing on a rotating platform in the middle of the catwalk. Surrounded by the most beautiful fashion models in the world, the band set the right atmosphere for the presentation of Lagerfeld’s new collection.

The set ended with a killer version of Attaque Surprise from the album with the same name. Lagerfeld came onstage to thank the models, the audience and the band.

Upcoming Vive la Fête DVD

This exclusive footage has been rarely seen. The full fashion show set is scheduled to be included on the upcoming DVD with rare Vive la Fête material which is due for later this year.

First-ever EP “Je Ne Veux Pas” now available in digital format!

Vive la Fete - Je ne veux pas

Je ne veux pas

It all started back in 1998 with the EP Je Ne Veux Pas. Els and Danny, freshly in love, recorded their mutual love for music, electronics, romance and catchy beats and shared it with the world. The CD quickly sold out and even though it was repressed a few years later, it has been unavailable for many years. The title track was re-recorded in 2000 for Vive La Fête‘s first full lenght album Attaque Surprise, but nothing beats the original version.

The entire Je Ne Veux Pas EP has now been made available in glorious digital format through Bandcamp. Download in your preferred format, either lossless or hi-quality mp3.

Vive la Fête at The Ball de la Rose in Monaco, 2002

After playing exclusive shows on the catwalk for Chanel in Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, New York and Las Vegas, Vive la Fête was invited to open The Ball de la Rose in Monaco in Match 17, 2002. Initiated by Karl Lagerfeld, for whom the band had played the catwalks shows, Vive la Fête opened the dance party, after concerts by Marianne Faithfull and The Ringo Starr Allstar Band.

For the opening dance, Princess Caroline of Monaco requested a cover version of the Rolling Stones classic ‘Angie’. With Mick Jagger present among the guests of the annual fundraising event, Vive la Fête played an impressive and sexy version of the song which set the mood for the rest of the evening. Being in the world of the rich and famous, Els changed the lyrics from ‘Angie’ to ‘Angel’, referring to the magic of The Ball de la Rose and host of the ball, Princess Caroline of Monaco, in particular.

Amateur footage of the Vive la Fête set at The Ball de la Rose recently surfaced from the vaults of Danny Mommens.