This US vocal duo, comprising Charles Pettigrew and Eddie Chacon met on a New York City subway train striking up a conversation over a copy of Marvin Gaye's, Trouble Man, which Chacon was carrying at the time.
Chacon had grown up in Oakland, California, where he notably, started his first band at the age of twelve with Cliff Burton (Metalica) and Mike Bordin (Faith No More). At the age of twenty he started his singing career with a debut release on Columbia Records. The release stalled and he began recording with the Dust Brothers (Beastie Boys, Beck) and Daddy-O (Stetsasonic). He also spent a year in Miami working for Luke Skyywlker Records (2LiveCrew) which led to a solo full length that was overshadowed by the release of 2LiveCrew, As Nasty As They Want to Be. It was then that he moved to NYC to give his singing career one last shot. Pettigrew, meanwhile, was raised in Philadelphia, and went on to study jazz vocals at the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, while also singing with the pop band Down Avenue. Charles and Eddie enjoyed a worldwide number 1 hit in 1992 with, Would I Lie To You?, which they followed with two more top forty hits, NYC (Can You Believe This City) and, House is Not a Home. Both tracks were from their debut record, Duophonic. The follow up, titled, Charles and Eddie, Chocolate Milk, garnered the U.K. top forty hit, 24-7-365 (I’m Gonna Love You). The record also included the career highlight, Wounded Bird, penned for classic film, True Romance.