Lou Deprijck

Real Name:
Francis Deprijck
Born Francis Deprijck, called "Lou" by his friends

Succesful Belgian composer & producer, who had international hits with Viktor Lazlo, Plastic Bertrand and his own groups Lou & The Hollywood Bananas and Two Man Sound.

He performed the vocals on Plastic Bertrand's "Ça plane pour moi" , a song he also composed and produced
Recently scored a modest hit, "Pattaya Pattaya", where he's actually living.

Compiled part of his autobiography: (written in 2008, march)

Lou debuted in the late sixties with the song "Mais que fait ma soeur dans la machine à vapeur" (which means: 'what's my sister doing in the steaming machine') in an open song contest in his birthplace Lessines (Belgium).

He travelled all Europe in his free days to find musical "kicks".(was working for the national telephone company of Belgium, RTT and bought even holidays from his colleges)

He had a lot of success in the seventies with his first band, Two Man Sound

The group was formed in the beginning by two people, Lou Deprijck and Sylvain Vanholme (well known by the hit Daydream of the band Wallace Collection)

The funny percussionist Pipou joined the band later and many hits like "Copacabana, Charlie Brown / Balaffon and Disco Samba (1.2 million sold in Mexico) where born.

Lou bought a small house in -at that thime almost unknown- Miami Beach , where he would later become neighbour to Jack Nicholson and Elle McPherson.

During the late seventies he composed and recorded the mega hit Pogo Pogo / Ça Plane Pour Moi but didn't want to bring it on television and find a drummer from a small band of his birthplace named Roger Jouret, renamed for this record as Plastic Bertrand.

He composed several titles for this artist (as can be seen on An 1) and moved to Jamaica where he formed the group Lou & The Hollywood Bananas , Kingston, Kingston was there first hit.

In a discothèque in the center of Brussels he met Sonia Dronier who became one of the "Bananas" for a while and later assumed the alias Viktor Lazlo.

By coincidence Lou found the legendary French artist Serge Gainsbourg in the dressing room, fooling around with Sonia, later the trio became friends and worked together. see release: Amour Puissance Six

Lou had a grave accident during 1996 in Cuba (fell off a balcony at 6 meters height). He revalidated and is still living in Pattaya (Thailand).
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