English biography Caught in the Act (CITA)

Caught in the Act was established by Dutch record producer Cees van Leeuwen in 1993 with the four original members of the group, called Lee Baxter and Benjamin Boyce from England along with Eloy de Jong and Bastiaan Ragas from the Netherlands. The band released the non-album singles “Hey you”, “Gonna make U mine” and “Take me to the limit”.

Their first hit was in 1995, Love is everywhere, which reached number 8 in Switzerland. Not enormously successful in the Netherlands, the band was extremely popular in Germany where they appeared on the soap opera Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten. They also had successes in Scandinavia, Australia, South Africa, Japan and South-East Asia. Their Debut album “…Of love” was released along with the three more singles “My arms keep missing you”, “Let this love begin” and “You know”.

Soon their second studio album was released, called “Forever friends” along with the three singles “Don’t walk away”, “Ain’t just another story” and “Bring back the love”. The album and the singles had similar success as the previous releases.

The band’s third studio album “Vibe” was released in 1997. It included the two successful singles “Do it for love” and “Babe” (a cover version of Styx’s 1979 hit of the same name).

After three studio albums, the band released a greatest hits compilation, called “We belong together: 6 years of success”. The album featured the two singles “Hold on” and “Baby come back”. Before their sudden split in 1998, Caught in the Act released four studio albums, one compilation and fifteen singles and sold over 15 million records in total.

When Caught in the Act disbanded, they released one final studio album “Solo 4 C.I.T.A.” and the final single “I wanna stay with you forever”, which video contained footage of all previous music videos. The album itself also contained, as the title revealed”, solo material sung by each band member.

Caught in the Act (CITA) achievements

1995
Goldener Löwe in der Kategorie Beste Newcomerband
Bravo Otto in Silber in der Kategorie Superband Pop
Hit Award in der Kategorie Beste Newcomerband
Popcorn Award in der Kategorie Beste Popband
Goldene Schallplatte für Single Love Is Everywhere

1996
Bravo Otto in Bronze in der Kategorie Superband Pop
Goldene Schallplatte für Single Don’t Walk Away
Goldene Schallplatte für VHS Live and Private
Goldene Schallplatte für VHS Live and Private
Goldene Schallplatte für VHS Live and Private
Platin-Schallplatte für VHS Live and Private
Goldene Schallplatte für LP Caught in the Act of Love
Goldene Schallplatte für LP Forever Friends
RSH-Gold in der Kategorie Newcomer

1997
Bravo Otto in Bronze in der Kategorie Superband Pop
Pop/Rocky Hammerschlupf in Silber in der Kategorie Beste Band
Goldene Schallplatte für VHS Forever Friends
Platin-Schallplatte für VHS Forever Friends