Lonyo

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This article is about the rapper. For the song by Evridiki, see Comme Ci, Comme Ça.
Lonyo
Birth name Lonyo Engele
Born (1974-02-18) 18 February 1974 (age 40)
London, England, United Kingdom
Genres 2-step
Occupation(s) DJ, actor, singer
Years active 1999-present
Labels Altra Moda Music
Website twitter.com/dj_lonyo

Lonyo Engele or better known as Lonyo (born 18 February 1974) is a British DJ, actor and singer.

Career[edit]

Lonyo had a hit in 2000 with the single, "Summer of Love", which reached number eight in the UK Singles Chart.[1] The follow-up "Garage Girls", released in April 2001, did not perform as well, peaking at number 39.[1] He later joined forces with fellow producer, Kevin McPherson and released a single record under the moniker of Bon Garçon, ("Freek U") in 2005. He has appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks in the identity parade round.[2] In 2013 Lonyo won the Screen Nation Best Actor Award and starred in the TV miniseries The Bible as one of the Guardian Angels. [3]

Early life[edit]

Lonyo grew up in London and attended Roehampton University.[4]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
NED
[5]
UK
[1]
2000 "Summer of Love" 31 8 Summer of Love
2001 "Garage Girls" 39
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

2013


2012


2011

Film[edit]

2012

  • Virgo as Virgo


2011

  • David Is Dying as David Brown [8]
  • Notes as Myers

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 328. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/tv/never_mind_the_buzzcocks/episodes/25/1/
  3. ^ http://www.thebritishblacklist.com/lonyo-engele/
  4. ^ Actor and DJ Lonyo Engele The London Word
  5. ^ Dutch peak
  6. ^ http://www.tvguide.co.uk/actor.asp?actor=Lonyo%20Engele
  7. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00pxgj9
  8. ^ http://www.davidisdying.com/