The S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M.
was an American
group assembled by Robert Clivillés
and David Cole
of C&C Music Factory
. The group featured lead vocals by Michelle Visage
, who was formerly a member of another Clivilles & Cole group, Seduction
. The S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M. produced one hit single, a rap
version of a 1978 Bill Withers
song "Lovely Day
Their song, titled "It's Gonna Be A Lovely Day," appeared on the 1992 film soundtrack, The Bodyguard. It reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart and peaked at number 34 on the Hot 100 in 1993.
Band members included Gary Michael Wade, Jamal Alicea, Michelle Visage and Octavia Lambertis.
Octavia Lambertis went on to pursue a successful solo artist career as Octahvia. Though sometimes referred to as Octavia or Octah'via.
Visage went on to become a talk show host, along with RuPaul on the cable channel VH1.