Torch Song was originally the creation of three friends from London: William Orbit, Laurie Mayer and Grant Gilbert. Gilbert's place was later taken up by Rico Conning of The Lines.

The project was enormously influential. It cemented Orbit's reputation, well before he was called upon by Madonna and Spears to restart their careers. It showcased the talent of Mayer as a creative force and a peerless vocalist. With Conning in the mix, Torch Song took the Guerilla sound from the domain of danceable pop into electro-ambient territory.

In 1995, Torch Song performed on London's South Bank. This is the proof.