LeRoux (also known as Louisiana’s LeRoux) is a band founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA that saw its heyday from 1978 to 1984. Their best-known songs were “Take a Ride On a Riverboat” with its 4-part a capella intro, the regional smash “New Orleans Ladies”, “Nobody Said It Was Easy (Lookin’ For the Lights)” (their highest charting single), “Addicted”, and “Carrie’s Gone”. The band continues to perform live throughout the U.S., mostly at fairs and festivals in the Louisiana area.
Fergie Frederiksen and guitarist Jim Odom took over for Pollard on the fifth album, So Fired Up (which was released in February 1983). The album contained the minor-charting “Carrie’s Gone” (#79 Hot 100), which Odom and Frederiksen had written after Frederiksen’s breakup with actress Carrie Hamilton, Carol Burnett’s daughter. The music video for the album’s second single “Lifeline” also received MTV rotation, and was covered by Bobby and the Midnites and Uriah Heep. It wasn’t enough to keep them from being dropped by RCA, however, and the band called it quits by 1984. Frederiksen then stepped in to replace (former Levee Band member) Bobby Kimball in the band Toto.