born on 19/9/1947 in Prestwich, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Alias Laurence Neil Creme
Links www.allmusic.com (English)
Laurence Neil "Lol" Creme (born 19 September 1947) is an English musician and music video director, best known for his work in 10cc. He sings and plays guitar and keyboards.
Creme was born in Prestwich, England. He and his family pronounce their last name as "Cream", and there are no accent marks in the name. Occasionally, others "correct" the spelling of his surname to "Crème"; this is in fact, incorrect, and a spelling that Creme himself has never used.
"Lol" is a traditional English nickname for Laurence; while attending art school in Manchester, he took up the nickname Lolagon and met Kevin Godley. They became part of several bands together, most significantly 10cc, and in 1976 departed 10cc together to record as Godley & Creme. The pair later became prolific music video directors, working with bands including Yes. Creme directed the 1991 Jamaican comedy film The Lunatic.
In 1998, Creme became a member of the band Art of Noise, with Anne Dudley and Trevor Horn, and directed videos for the artists who recorded with them, such as Tom Jones. Further work with Horn followed, including forming The Producers, also with Chris Braide and Steve Lipson. Creme also has an unusual falsetto voice range.
Creme's son Lalo was a member of the 1990s indie-dance band Arkarna and has also worked on a number of projects with his father. His wife Angie is the sister of ex-10cc member Eric Stewart's wife Gloria.
- My Space The producers' My Space website
- George Tremlett (1976). The 10cc Story, Futura.
- Lol Creme at the Internet Movie Database
|Graham Gouldman • Eric Stewart • Kevin Godley • Lol Creme • Paul Burgess • Rick Fenn • Stuart Tosh • Duncan Mackay • Tony O'Malley|
|Studio albums||10cc • Sheet Music • The Original Soundtrack • How Dare You! • Deceptive Bends • Bloody Tourists • Look Hear? • Ten Out of 10 • Windows in the Jungle • Meanwhile • Mirror Mirror|
|Live albums||The Best of 10cc Live|
|Compilations||The Very Best of 10cc • Strawberry Bubblegum|
|Singles||"Donna" • "Rubber Bullets" • "The Dean and I" • "The Wall Street Shuffle" • "I'm Not in Love" • "Dreadlock Holiday"|
|Related articles||Discography • Doctor Father • Godley & Creme • Hotlegs • Wax|
|Godley & Creme|
|* Kevin Godley
|Studio albums||* Consequences
|Compilations||* Changing Faces - The Very Best of 10cc and Godley & Creme
|Singles||* "Five O'Clock in the Morning"
|Related articles||* 10cc|
|Art of Noise|
|* Anne Dudley|
|Studio albums||* Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise?
|Compilation albums||* Daft
|Extended plays||* Into Battle with the Art of Noise|
|Singles||* "Beat Box"
|Related articles||* Discography|