The Wiseguys was a British electronica and hip hop band that was responsible for creating the song "Start the Commotion" that was in a Mitsubishi TV advertisement, as well as the films Lizzie McGuire, Zoolander and Kangaroo Jack; and "Ooh La La", which was used in Budweiser commercials. Both tracks of which came from The Wiseguys second album, The Antidote.
3 Record track listings
3.1 Ladies Say Ow!,
3.2 Executive Suite,
3.3 The Antidote,
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The band was formed in 1994 with two members, Touche (Theo Keating) and Regal (Paul Eve). They were music production partners from 1990 and released an EP called "Ladies Say Ow!" in 1994 on the Blackmarket record label. The record label Wall of Sound signed the duo and released the double A-side "Nil by Mouth" / "Too Easy" in 1995. Their first album Executive Suite was released in 1996 to critical acclaim, feature downtempo jazz beats and happy optimistic hip-hop numbers, and is now considered a cult classic.
Regal left the band in 1997 to pursue his career as co-founder of the UK's Bronx Dogs, and Touche worked on the second Wiseguys album, The Antidote. This was released in 1998, and contained their two most famous songs "Ooh La La" and "Start the Commotion". "Ooh La La" was a minor UK hit in April 1998, then in March 1999 it was re-released as a single and went to #2 in the UK Singles Chart following its use in a popular TV commercial for Budweiser. In 2001, "Start the Commotion" was shown on a Mitsubishi Motors television commercial in the United States, and the song reached the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100.
The Wiseguys disbanded in 2001, and Touche worked solo on house music under Fatboy Slim's Southern Fried record label. In July 2006, Regal released his first solo single "Shock Ya Mind" on the Funk Weapons label.
On 31 December 2006, Executive Suite made its way onto the US version of iTunes. Touche is a producer and DJ, half of The Black Ghosts. He produces under several other aliases including Fake Blood.
Regal signed to Unique Records in 2007 and has since released two solo albums and three singles for the label, including his debut solo album Loop Dreams and his latest CD Time Past, which is paired with his "Time Past" 12" remixes sampler, released in late 2009.