If you live in Pattaya or have been visiting here for a number of years, one of the most famous songs that is synonymous with the city is the song, ‘Pattaya, Pattaya’. Written, composed and performed by Belgium singer-songwriter, Lou De Pryck, this interesting man has become a popular figure in the city and recently performed his famous Pattaya song at the Momento Beach Resort and Restaurant in Pattaya.
Lou De Pryck was a major figure on the Belgium pop music scene in the 1970s and 1980s, and has sold more than 20 million copies of his compositions worldwide and was a popular figure in Belgium. He was most famous for his song with the Plastic Bertrand called ‘Ça plane pour moi’.
His first soiree into the music world was with the band Liberty 6, which didn’t receive any commercial success, but he later found success as part of a Latin-pop band called Two Man Sound with Sylvain Vanholme of the Wallace Collection in 1975, which released a single called Charlie Brown, which went on to sell over 1 million copies. The band released the album Disco Samba that went on to sell 1.4 million copies in Latin America, thrusting Lou to the forefront.
His most famous English-speaking hit is a song he recorded and sang for Plastic Bertrand called “Ça plane pour moi”. Lou was the voice for the band over the next 3 albums, but left the band and had been in a court battle for many years about the royalties of the songs, which went through the courts in both 2006 and 2010.
Lou then went on to become the creative e force behind the Belgium/French vocalist Viktor Lazlo who he first me in a Brussels nightclub. He produced her self-titled first album and her 1989 album, Hot & Soul. There are only 3 recording artists in Belgium who have sold more records in history, which is some mean feat.
In recent times, Lou has been residing near Pattaya, Thailand, and has made his mark in the city. The story of Lou’s life was shown in its full glory on a VTM Vlamingen Documentary special that was on a news program called Telefacts. Being such a creative force, Lou was inspired by his life in Thailand and Pattaya that he penned the song that we constantly hear around the city called, Pattaya Pattaya. He actually used one of his former songs Kingston, Kingston, and turned it into Pattaya, Pattaya.
Lou can sometimes be spotted in and around Pattaya, but one thing we do know is that when he performed Pattaya, Pattaya recently at Momento Beach Resort and Restaurant, surrounded by girls, the song still continues to be a favorite and an unofficial anthem in the city.