Sunday, November 25, 2012

Innocence

Innocence was a British R&B band that was fronted by singer Gee Morris and featured guitarist Mark Jolley, singer Anna Jolley, percussionist Brian Harris, Mattie on the synthesizer and producer Phil Dane.

Gee Morris started out in the music business in 1988 with a high energy remake of the Isley Brothers' song "This Old Heart Of Mine" that was produced by Ian Levine.

She later did backing vocals for artists such as Stevie Wonder, the Pet Shop Boys, and Donny Osmond.

Because of her session work, Gee was noticed by British music production trio Jolley/Harris/Jolley, who were in the midst of recording demos for Innocence.
In 1990, Innocence released their debut single "Natural Thing" which peaked at #16 on the U.K. Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.

During that same year, they released their debut album "Belief" which peaked at #24 on the U.K. Albums chart.
The second single "Silent Voice" peaked at #37 on the U.K. Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks.
Innocence's third single "Let's Push It" peaked at #25 on the U.K. Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.

In the United States, the song peaked at #21 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart, #31 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #39 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
The fourth single from the album "A Matter of Fact" peaked at #37 on the U.K. Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
The last single from the album "Remember the Day" peaked at #56 on the U.K. Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 2 weeks.
In 1992, Innocence released their last album to date "Build" which peaked at #66 on the U.K. Albums chart.
The first single from the album "I'll Be There" peaked at #26 on the U.K. Singles chart, staying on the chart for 3 weeks.
The second single "One Love in My Lifetime" peaked at #40 on the U.K. Singles chart, staying on the chart for 2 weeks.
The last single from the album, the title song, peaked at a low #72 on the U.K. Singles chart, staying on the chart for only a week. After that, Innocence disbanded.
In 1994, Gee Morris released her self-titled solo album in 1994 which wasn't successful. According to a post about Gee on the Isle of Deserted Pop Stars blog back in 2008:

"She [Gee] has not recorded an album since, but according to her Myspace page, she has continued working extensively, most recently recording with the man that started it all, Ian Levine."

These days, Gee continues to be active in the music business.

To see Gee's official website, go to:
http://www.lionkhat.net/geemorris/index2.htm

To see the music video for "Natural Thing," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG5JonuTL0U

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

To see the video for "Silent Voice," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVdoG6kMKD8

To see the music video for "Let's Push It," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAea5Dng4jE

To see a fan-made video for "Remember the Day," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ktPgA0ANpQ

To see the music video for "I'll Be There," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc6PVqPJS2k

To see the music video for "One Love in My Lifetime," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a_S0b7jg9U

[Updated on 01/20/13]

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