Louchie Lou & Michie One

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Louchie Lou & Michie One
Origin England, United Kingdom
Genres Ragga, soul
Years active 1993–1998
Labels FFRR Records, China Records, Indochina Records
Past members Louise Gold (Louchie Lou)
Michelle Charles (Michie One)

Louchie Lou & Michie One (Louise Gold and Michelle Charles[1]) were a female ragga/soul duo from London, who met in 1991 at a Rebel MC gig.[2] Their debut single was "Rich Girl".[2] They made their musical debut in the UK Singles Chart in 1993 with their number 7 hit, "Shout".[1][2] It was a mash-up of the 1964 Lulu hit, originally recorded by The Isley Brothers, with the Henry Mancini composition, the "Peter Gunn theme" as performed by The Art of Noise and Duane Eddy from 1986. For their 1994 album debut, they collaborated with Sly and Robbie, and Quincy Jones' son QDIII.[2] 'I'II Be Free was released in October 1995 and contained the singles "Rich Girl" and "Champagne & Wine".[2] International tours in Japan and the Far East along with a headline engagement at Japansplash festival brought visibility to Asian audiences.[2]

Their second album, Danger-Us, released in the summer of 1996, featured the single "The Honeymoon Is Over" as well as a cover version of the Brazilian hit, "Crickets Sing For Anamaria". The same year they were featured as vocalists on Suggs' hit, "Cecilia".[1] Danger-Us again featured QDIII and Sly and Robbie, with additional production work by Jazzwad (Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks) and Buzz Productions (Maxi Priest, Barrington Levy).[2]

They have since released various compilation albums, including 7 Years Of Plenty.

Michie One released a solo album entitled Power of One, although this was not issued in the UK. She is currently working on further solo material, and featuring her vocals on dance music tracks.


Years_active 1993–2003 LABELS Interscope Records Fashion records London records [FFRR Records] [China Records], Indochina Records Lakeshore records Quincy jones label QUEST

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1995: II Be Free
  • 1996: Danger-Us

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 2001: 7 Years of Plenty

Singles[edit]

  • "Shout" (1993) - UK #7
  • "Somebody Else's Guy" (1993) - UK #54
  • "Rich Girl" (1994) - UK #?
  • "Get Down On It" (1995) - UK #58
  • "Cecilia" (1996) - UK #4 †
  • "Good Sweet Lovin'" (1996) - UK #34
  • "No More Alcohol" (1996) - UK #24 †

† Credited to Suggs featuring Louchie Lou and Michie One [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 330. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g NME.com