| African Queen & Promises, Hideous Racket EP, Best Of, Promises|
Virgin Records, RVNG Intl., Eskimo Recordings, Virgin Records Benelux
Gardland, Maxmillion Dunbar, Stellar OM Source, Glenn Gregory, Mad Virgins
Allez Allez was a successful but short lived Belgian funk band founded in 1981 and disbanded in 1985.
On the verge of an international breakthrough in 1981, funky Belgian new wave band Marine lost their singer Marc Marine while in London to record a Peel session. Quickly replaced by Sarah Osborne of Repetition, they recorded the planned Peel session and changed their name to Allez Allez.
The group had local hits with "She's Stirring Up", "Allez Allez" and "African Queen", the latter a tribute to Grace Jones. Their mini-album "African Queen" achieved gold status and earned them an appearance at the Torhout-Werchter festival in 1982.
The band then signed with major label Virgin and released the polished pop album "Promises" in November 1982, though Osborne subsequently left the group and married Glenn Gregory of Heaven 17. American singer Jackie Irwin replaced Osborne, but still mainstream success eluded the band.
Under the name Marka their bass player later became a well-known singer in French music circles.Sarah Osborne / Jackie Irwin (vocals)
Serge Van Laeken (aka Marcassou/Marka) (bass)
Christian Debusscher (guitar)
Nico Fransolet (guitar)
Robbie Bindels (drums)
Roland Bindi (percussion)
African Queen (1981 - EMI/Scalp)
Promises (1982 - Virgin)
African Queen + Promises (1997 - Virgin CD)
Best Of Allez Allez (2008 - Eskimo CD)
Promises + African Queen (2013 - Les Disques du Crepuscule CD)
She's Stirring Up (1981, Scalp)
Allez Allez/African Queen (1981, Scalp)
Valley of the Kings/Wrap Your Legs (1982, Virgin)
Flesh and Blood/The Time You Cost Me (1982, Virgin)
Don't Bother Me/Strange People (1984, Vogue)
Boom Boom/The Brain (1984, Sounds of the Future)
African QueenAfrican Queen & Promises · 1997Allez Allez Wikipedia
She's Stirring UpAfrican Queen & Promises · 1997
She's Stirring Up2008