Louchie Lou & Michie One
|Louchie Lou & Michie One|
|Origin||England, United Kingdom|
|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) were a female ragga/soul duo from London, who met in 1991 at a Rebel MC gig. Their debut single was "Rich Girl". They made their musical debut in the UK Singles Chart in 1993 with their number 7 hit, "Shout". 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. 'I'II Be Free was released in October 1995 and contained the singles "Rich Girl" and "Champagne & Wine". International tours in Japan and the Far East along with a headline engagement at Japansplash festival brought visibility to Asian audiences.
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". 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).
They have since released various compilation albums, including 7 Years Of Plenty.
- 1995: II Be Free
- 1996: Danger-Us
- 2001: 7 Years of Plenty
- "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 †