Confessions of Lily Rogue
Dhana Taprogge, Taxi Doll's leading lady, steps out on her own to create a darker, more reflective and emotional work for her solo EP 'Confessions of Lily Rogue.' Taxi Doll has been described as the 21st Century Blondie. The L.A. Daily News describe Dhana as 'a sex-bomb and all around pro who is a mesmerizing, live action, dancing queen with a pretty, crisp voice and an enchanting accent that's one part German, one part Spanish, one part UK, and twenty-two parts fairy dust.' Wanting to explore her artistic identity outside the band, she has collaborated with diverse producers, including Carmen Rizzo, Supreme Beings of Leisure's Ramin Sakurai, and Mark Governor, creator of 'Notes from the Edge,' the string section featured on the EP. In order to occupy a different creative space and discover music from a new perspective, Dhana manifested, an alter ego, Lily Rogue. The EP's title, 'Confessions of Lily Rogue,' gives a nod to this process. In it, Dhana explores the broken pieces that make up the kaleidoscope of 'who we are'. She adds, 'It is in light and dark pieces through which we are reflected. Often our pain and frailty is the source of our greatest strength; I wanted to write about that duality through Lily Rogue.' It is this very idea that was the creative and visual inspiration for the video for 'Not Enough,' the lead off track on the EP. European-born and raised, Dhana is multilingual (English, German, Spanish, and French). She has headlined numerous shows around the country and has shared the stage with acts such as Katy Perry, The Prodigy, Shiny Toy Guns, Boomkat, Berlin, and Bitter Sweet. Taxi Doll, the band of which Dhana is a founding member had a hit song with 'Waiting,' which reached #3 on the Billboard Dance Airplay Chart, and #1 on the Music Week Charts in the UK. It was followed by another top #10 hit, 'Be With You.' Dhana's voice and songs have been heard in numerous films and TV shows including 'Firewall," 'John Tucker Must Die,' 'The Hills,' '90210,' 'The Good Wife' and 'CSI" as well as commercials, both national and international.