E-rotic — German Eurodance band
Lyane Leigh began her music career in the 1980’s. At the beginning of the 90’s, she released several songs, which weren’t too successful.
In 1994, Leigh received an invitation from a producer David Brandes, who decided to create a new project called E-rotic. He also invited a rapper, Richard Smith.
The duo’s debut single game on the same year under the name of "Max Don't Have Sex With Your Ex". It immediately conquered the world charts. In Germany, the track settled on the 7th position of Media Control Charts. In the Netherlands, it climbed to the fourth spot and came in eighth in Belgium. The single made it into more than 10 European charts. Eventually, it earned a gold certification in Germany.
The second single "Fred Come to Bed" from the upcoming debut album came out in 1995 and became even more successful than the first one. The song came in third in Germany, fifth in Austria and sixth in Finland and Sweden. It was certified gold in Germany. The third single, "Sex on the Phone", was slightly less successful. It reached the 6th spot in Germany and second in Austria.
In May 1995, E-rotic released its first studio LP, Sex Affairs. The album was highly successful in Finland, where it conquered the charts. In Germany and Austria, it climbed to the 15th position of the national charts. Japanese fans gave the album the 45th spot. Eventually, Sex Affairs earned a platinum certification in Finland and became “golden” in Japan. Many fans wanted to book E-rotic for their private events.
At the end of the year, the band released the first single from the upcoming album. "Willy Use a Billy... Boy" became a big hit and earned a gold certification in Germany. After the release of the song, the lineup of the band changed. Leigh and Smith left the project and formed their own band called Sex Appeal.
David Brandes replaced them by a model, Jeanette Christensen, and American rapper, Terence d’Arby. He tried hard to find people, who looked similar to the previous vocalists and succeeded. At first, many fans didn’t even notice the change. It was easy because until 1999, Leigh, who had a long-term contract, did all the studio work.
In 1996, the band released two more songs, "Help Me Dr. Dick" and "Fritz Love My Tits". In June the second LP, The Power of Sex, came out. Just like the first album, this one became very popular in Finland. Japanese fans gave high ratings to the album as well. Eventually, the LP earned a platinum certification in Finland and a gold one in Japan. In both albums, the songs told a story of a young woman and her boyfriends.
The band spent the rest of the year touring the world. Besides Europe, they visited Russia and Japan.
In 1997, E-rotic released its third LP, Sexual Madness. It became very popular in Japan, reached high spots on the Finnish chart but failed to make it into other European charts. Perhaps the reason was the change of lineup. Or maybe the fans didn’t appreciate the producer abandoning the previous storyline. In October, E-rotic recorded several remakes of ABBA hits, which were featured in their album, Thank You for the Music.
Between 1999 and 2003, E-rotic released five albums, none of which was too successful. The only chart the records were regularly entering was Japanese. In 2002, the lineup changed again.
In 2004, the duo went on a long hiatus. Suddenly, in March 2016, they released a new single, "Video Starlet", and announced the release of a new album, which seems to be still in the works.
In 2018, the band released another single, “Mr. Mister”.