I Wanna Make You Go…Uuh! I do! It’s Those 2 Girls!
So if you don’t remember them, and it’s probably 98% of you, Those 2 Girls were a short lived UK pop duo of the mid -1990’s that were made up of singers Cathy Warwick (b.1973) and someone called Denise Van Outen (b.1974). Warwick had attempted to become a teen pop sensation in the late 80’s, although unsuccessfully, releasing “Marine Boy” on Runaway Records and featuring on “Wisdom Of The World” with Japanese duo Keiichi Suzuki and Hirokazu Tanaka. Van Outen, who added the word “Van” to her stage name, had sang backing vocals with future All Saint Melanie Blatt in the group Dreadzone in 1993-94.
The ‘two’ girls were brought together in 1994 by Final Vinyl Records under the Arista label to form a new UK pop duo. Their debut release, “Wanna Make You Go…Uuh!”, was released in late 94 and flopped. It peaked at No.74 in the UK. Their second single, “All I Want”, fared much better when released in early 1995, entering the top 40 at No.36 and vanishing the following week. The song featured “Blagology” as the B side, written by Dennis Charles and Ronnie Wilson, better known for their successes with Eternal and later Louise Nurding on her debut album. And that, as they say, was that! Those 2 Girls were done.
Little is known of Cathy Warwick thereafter. She continued to fight for her own career but without any success whatsoever. She released the single “Music Is The Answer” in 2005 and, according to various reports, is now working as a nurse – get in touch Cathy if you can add to this story! As for Denise, well she too pretty much gave up on her music career and went into television, hosting the music show Massive! later on in 1995 and into 1996. She made the big time as co-host of Channel 4’s morning magazine programme The Big Breakfast from 1997-2001 and in 1998, joined forces with fellow host Johnny Vaughan for a new version of Kylie and Jason’s classic “Especially For You” for the BBC Children In Need show. The song was released as a single and went to No.3 in the UK charts.
Van Outen has since appeared in both acting and presenting roles on TV as well as in a handful of feature films. She took to the stage in 2001 playing Roxie Hart in Chicago and has since performed works for Andrew Lloyd-Webber and in the West End production of the film ‘Legally Blonde’. In 2019 she joined the cast of the Australian soap Neighbours, filming her first scenes with show veteran Stefan ‘Paul Robinson’ Dennis. Denise has occasionally revived her music career, most notably with Andy Williams on a duet version of his 1968 hit “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You“, which went to No.23 in the UK charts. In 2020, Denise was the fox in the first UK series of The Masked Singer, being voted out at the seventh and penultimate round of the contest.
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