Creme in 1976 performing with 10cc
|Birth name||Laurence Neil Creme|
|Also known as||Lolagon|
|Born||19 September 1947|
Prestwich, Lancashire, England
Godley & Creme
Art of Noise
The Trevor Horn Band
The Magic Lanterns
Creme was born in Prestwich, Lancashire, England. Like bandmates Graham Gouldman and Kevin Godley, Creme grew up in a Jewish household. While attending art school in Birmingham, he took up the nickname Lolagon and met Kevin Godley. They became part of several bands together, most significantly 10cc, and in 1976 they left 10cc together to record as Godley & Creme. The pair became 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 band The Producers (now known as The Trevor Horn Band) with Chris Braide and Steve Lipson.
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. Creme's wife, Angie, is the sister of ex-10cc member Eric Stewart's wife, Gloria.