G.I. Orange

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G.I. Orange
Genres New Wave, pop
Years active 1983–1990
Labels CBS/Sony
Website G.I. Orange
Past members Karl Whitworth
Simon Whitworth
Mark Whitworth
Gary Holt

G.I. Orange was a British New Wave and pop band, formed in the mid 1980s by the brothers Karl Whitworth (lead vocals and guitar), Simon Whitworth (bass guitar and vocals), and Mark Whitworth (keyboard and vocals), plus Gary Holt (drum and vocals). They had their biggest success in Japan, where they released an album and a number of EPs and singles.


The band formed in 1983, and toured the UK supporting Bucks Fizz. In 1985 the singles "Fight Away the Lover" and "Psychic Magic" were released in Japan and proved popular. The self-titled album, produced by Tim Palmer was released in Japan in 1985,[1] and was successful, reaching the top of the Japanese album chart, and earning a gold disc.[2] The album sold 100,000 copies.[3] In 1986, G.I. Orange toured Japan.

In 1990, the members of G.I. Orange agreed to go their separate ways to follow individual projects.[4]

Current status[edit]

The band members are still active musicians, and have announced plans to reform.[5] Karl Whitworth is, as of 2010, still involved with music, teaching music in Hertfordshire.[6] Simon Whitworth is an author and songwriter, living on the Isle of Wight.[7]