Boogie Box High

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Boogie Box High
Years active1987–2010
Past membersAndros Georgiou
George Michael
Mick Talbot
David Austin
Deon Estus
Nick Heyward

Boogie Box High was a musical project headed by Andros Georgiou in the late 1980s that featured a range of collaborators, including Georgiou's second cousin George Michael,[1] guitarist Nick Heyward (of Haircut One Hundred), keyboardist Mick Talbot (of The Style Council), guitarist–songwriter David Austin, bassist Deon Estus, and others.[2]


Boogie Box High's first single was a cover version of "Jive Talkin'";[3] released in July 1987 and was originally a top ten hit for the Bee Gees in 1975. The cover reached number 7 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]

Outrageous, Boogie Box High's only LP, was released in 1989. It was released in the United States via SBK Records. The album included the previous two singles, "Jive Talkin'" and "Gave It All Away", as well as a new released titled "Nervous". The latter single failed to garner any chart success.

Michael's contributions to the album were two previously unreleased songs he had written for Wham!'s debut album Fantastic, "Golden Soul" and "Soul Boy".[4] David Austin sang the lead vocal for the single "Gave It All Away". Once again, Michael was not credited for any of this.[5]



  • Outrageous (1989)[6]


Year Single UK Peak[3] AUS Peak[7]
1987 "Jive Talkin'" 7 82
"Gave It All Away" 88
1989 "Nervous"


  1. ^ "Hello! - Interview with Andreas Georgiou". Archived from the original on 28 December 2016.
  2. ^ McAleer, Dave; Gregory, Andy; White, Matthew (15 November 2010). The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles, Volume 2. Random House. p. 76. ISBN 9780753522455.
  3. ^ a b c "BOOGIE BOX HIGH | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  4. ^ Ridgeley, Andrew (2019). Wham! George & Me (First ed.). Penguin. p. 184. ISBN 9780241385807.
  5. ^ Munn, Iain (2008). Mr. Cool's Dream: The Complete History of the "Style Council". Wholepoint Publications. ISBN 9780955144318.
  6. ^ "Boogie Box High Albums and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 42. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.

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