Saturday, December 8, 2012

Cartouche

Cartouche was a dance group from Belgium that consisted of members Myrelle Tholen and Jean-Paul Visser.

In 1991, the group released their only album "House Music All Night Long" on Scotti Bros. Records. It's unknown how or if the album charted at all.
The first single "Feel the Groove" peaked at #66 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May of 1991, #8 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in May of 1991 and #18 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Single Sales chart.

The song became a hit in France, peaking at #13 on the charts. It was also moderately successful in the U.K., Belgium and on the dance music charts in Canada.
The follow-up single "Let the Music Take Control" peaked at #46 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in October of 1991, but didn't appear to chart anywhere else.
Two more singles from the album "Hold On" and "Do Your Thing" were released, but didn't make the charts at all.
In 1993, Cartouche released the single "Shame" which didn't appear to make the music charts in the U.S. or internationally.
In 1994, Cartouche's single "Touch the Sky" was released and it topped the dance music charts in Canada for 6 weeks in mid-1995.
In 1995, Cartouche released the single "Miracles" which peaked at #3 on the dance music charts in Canada.
Cartouche released two more singles: "Feel the Rain" and "Runnin' Up That Hill" before apparently fading into obscurity.

As of 2007, Jean-Paul Visser resides in Holland while Myrelle Tholen runs a street-dance school in Essen, Belgium. She is retired from singing and is married with two children.

To see the music video for "Feel the Groove," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-xaL4_cep4

To see the music video for "Let the Music Take Control," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r9TV3fk_cA

To see a fan-made video for "Hold On," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlDkYVJ79cc

To see a fan-made video for "Do Your Thing," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlqoxvfIU3Q

To see the music video for "Shame," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=341Y5lwxoUI

To see a fan-made video for "Touch the Sky," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjAYoCY99Vg

To see a fan-made video for "Miracles," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPPr5rZeKYM

To see a fan-made video for "Feel the Rain," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOL4z2RCm4U

To see the music video for "Runnin' Up That Hill," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIx6phNNwP0

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