Touch and Go (band)

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Touch and Go
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Background information
OriginLondon, England
GenresJazz pop
Years active1998–present
  • Vanessa Lancaster
  • James Lynch
  • David Lowe
  • Charlie Gillett
  • Gordon Nelki
Vanessa Lancaster

Touch and Go is a British jazz pop musical ensemble. Their most notable singles include "Would You...?", "Straight To...Number One", "So Hot", and "Tango in Harlem".

James Lynch


In October 1998, "Would You...?", a track marked by its distinctive sampling of a woman's voice saying "I've noticed you around / I find you very attractive / Would you go to bed with me?", reached #3 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] It became a hit in Europe, particularly in Eastern Europe where the ensemble toured extensively. "Would You...?" has been included on such television show soundtracks as the American G String Divas and the British series As If. The track has also been sampled for San Pellegrino, Carlsberg, and Nokia advertisements.[2] The lyrics – with almost identical wording – were originally used as part of a psychological study conducted in 1978 by Elaine Hatfield and Russell D. Clark.[3]

"Straight... to Number One" was also featured in some advertisements, including one for Apple Computer's iTunes. The song was also featured in the first season of the American version of Queer As Folk.

Touch and Go were popular in Eastern Europe, especially in Russia, playing some fifty concerts a year.[4] Since 2003, they travelled all major cities in Russia and ex-USSR countries from Moscow to Vladivostok. The band is being represented in the region by IKON exclusively.

Their record producer, David Lowe, is the composer of all BBC News music since 1998.

On 13 November 2011, they appeared as musical guests on X Factor (Romania).[5]



  • Vanessa Lancaster – vocals
  • James Lynch – trumpet, instruments




  • I Find You Very Attractive (1999)


  • "Would You...?" (1998)[1]
  • "Straight... to Number One" (1999)
  • "So Hot" (2000)
  • "Tango in Harlem" (2001)
  • "Gotta Have U" (2013)


  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 5663. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ "Touch And Go - Film, TV & Video".
  3. ^ Archived 2012-05-18 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Touch and Go - News".
  5. ^ "Touch & Go, la "X Factor"" (in Romanian). Antena 1. 12 November 2011.

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