Bambee was Desirée Sparre-Enger a well-known Traditional Bubblegum dance artist from Norway. Bambee's music is well-known by fans of Dance Dance Revolution (DDR), in which many of her biggest hits were regularly used. Some of her most famous songs are Bumble Bee, Spaceman, Online, Typical Tropical, and her very first single Candy Girl.
Desirée chose the name "Bambee" as a reference to her eyes, as people often told her they are comparable to the eyes of "Bambi" from Disney's famous animated film. Originally, Desirée had considered using the name Bambi but changed the spelling to avoid copyright issues.
History / Brief Biography
Desirée discovered the wonderment of pop music at the age of two, and has kept the style and glamour of the pop-beat till today. All through her school years, Desirée frequently initiated pupils performances with herself in the leading parts. Desirée performed in such musicals as The Sound Of Music and Les Miserables, and her talent as a performer continued to grow.
Desirée was working for the youth department in a national radio station when she first reached out for stardom. One day, a producer asked her if she wanted to sing the chorus for a song. Grabbing the opportunity, "Candy Girl" became the result. She decided to release the song as a single and signed on to Scandinavian Records. Now she needed a name. She got in touch with her good friend and singer, Shortcut, and they had a name brain-storming for Desirée. The first thing to strike his mind was Bambi. She made him think of Disney's famous deer animal character, because of her big, blue, innocent eyes. Des loved the idea of Bambi, but made a small change to Bambee, because of Disney's copyright laws.
It was a huge and daring step for Desirée to take the plunge as Bambee, but she hasn't regretted it since. She probably had to fight harder than anyone to enter the play lists; expecting special treatment or any other benefit from her position would overrate her power - and underestimate the integrity of the radio jockeys. Supported by public demand, she traveled to major cities, and performed in small clubs all over Norway and Scandinavia. She was a part of a cross-country festival tour, arranged by national media and broadcast live on TV. She also starred in the Radio 1 Big City event and was invited to host the prestigious Radio 1 Music Awards show.
The lack of limits had become one of Bambee's most powerful forces. She was confident in her career, proud of her appearance, and happy with the success she had achieved. Equally important is the touch of self-irony that allows Bambee to keep the artist in her, out of her private life. Sometimes it is necessary to separate the two, but a brief glance into her wardrobe (similar to the costume stock at any major theatre) makes you doubt her efforts to keep them apart. Either way, she is a creative and charming personality - neat, sweet and talented. She loves to play TV-games in her spare time and she is very keen when she is playing. It happens so often that she plays till late night. Her favourite game is Resident Evil.
There are various silly rumours floating about that say Bambee was born in a cowshed on the Norwegian countryside. Another rumour says she grew up in a handbag, which, even though she is little, is just plain ridiculous. Another rumour says she spent her childhood on a tiny Pacific island.
Bambee's musical style is considered Traditional Bubblegum dance. Others may describe her music as "pure and simple pop songs." Her first album release, On Ice, established her as a baby-voiced singer with the eyes of a fallow deer. The album went straight to the sales and airplay charts in Scandinavia, followed by impressive success in the Asian, Russia, the Middle East, and the South American markets. Some media representatives drew parallels to Aqua, who dominated the international charts at the time. Bambee released her second full-length album, Fairytales, in June of 2001.