Lime was a Canadian synth music outfit from Montreal, Quebec. The group was composed of husband and wife Denis and Denyse LePage.
Very early in their career, the group released an instrumental 12″ single vinyl record called “The Break” under the name Kat Mandu. The single was successful and peaked at number three on the disco chart. Singer Denyse also wrote and sang on the record “Dancin’ the Night Away” by Voggue. In between the Kat Mandu project, the LePages also helped produced and arranged music for numerous studio projects, notably for acts signed to Prelude Records.
Lime released their debut album Your Love in 1981. The title track became a #1 dance hit in the US. “You’re My Magician” was also a big dance hit in the US. “Your Love” was featured in the 1982 movie Summer Lovers.
1982 saw the release of Lime’s second album Lime II and the release of one of Lime’s best known hits, “Babe We’re Gonna Love Tonight”. In 1983 Lime released Lime 3, and the album featured the hits “Guilty” and “Angel Eyes”.
1984, Lime released Sensual Sensation, and the single “My Love” was a minor hit, but not as successful as prior hits. Lime’s next album was Unexpected Lovers and the title track was another big hit. 1986’s release, Take The Love, gave Lime two more chart hits, “Gold Digger” and “Cutie Pie”.
Lime continued to release albums through 2002, but their next 4 CDs: A Brand New Day, Caroline, The Stillness of the Night, Love Fury, failed to have any hit singles.
The band faded from popularity in the 1990s, and Denis LePage signed over rights to classic Lime royalties before releasing a new album, Love Fury, in 2002. In 1988, Denis and Denyse LePage were divorced. Instead Denis LePage teamed up with several vocalists (Amber Star Chaboyer, Benedict Ouiment, Chubby Tavares, Julie Courchesne, Marie-Piere Vaillancourt, and Mary Lassard) for the final Lime project.
Two younger singers, Joy Dorris and Chris Marsh, were chosen to tour and appear as Lime. Later, Rob Hubertz would replace Chris Marsh. Joy Dorris and Rob Hubertz continue to perform today. Denis LePage from the original Lime has come out as transgender. She now releases records as Nini No Bless.