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Soho were an English pop trio, consisting of the sisters Jacqueline (Jacqui) Cuff and Pauline Cuff, with Timothy London. Other members of the group over the years have been Dukie D (original programmer and electro-visionary), Liam Gillick (now a well known artist - Gillick added live bites from vinyl at early gigs), Eds Chesters (now of The Bluetones), Leigh Gorman (ex Bow Wow Wow) and Barry Smith (of Add N To X). Also for a while, Bob and Henry Morris, who previously played with the trio when they were known as Groovalax.

Career

The group is known for their 1990 hit song "Hippychick" (composed by Timothy London), which was a Top 20 U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart hit, and a Top 10 hit single in the UK Singles Chart. The song featured a sample from The Smiths' recording "How Soon Is Now?" sequenced over a Soul II Soul rhythm. London told Mojo magazine that it "was written as a blues before The Smiths' samples and the rhythm were added". "Hippychick" also went to number two for two weeks on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Previous to the release of "Hippychick", Soho recorded three albums for HEDD/Virgin Records, although only one, Noise, was released. Subsequently, Soho released two albums on Savage/ATCO: Goddess and, in the U.S. only, Thug.

In 1991, Soho recorded a single with Adamski, "Born To Be Alive", which peaked at #51 in the UK chart. In 1994, Soho signed to Magnet/Warners on the strength of two self financed albums, recorded after Savage Records folded. The LPs (Oosh and Yard) remained unreleased until 2008, when, Yard was released on download.

During the 1990s they performed a cover version of the Icicle Works hit "Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)" for the soundtrack of the film Scream. The track "Nuthin' on my Mind" featured in the 1991 John Hughes film, Career Opportunities. "Hippy Chick" featured on the 1990 compilation album, Happy Daze.