Fronted by fiery redhead Carol Decker, T'Pau were one of the first acts to have a number one single and number one album in the charts at the same time with China In Your Hand and Bridge Of Spies. Other hits include Heart And Soul, Secret Garden and Valentine.
T'pau burst onto the music scene in 1987 with the hit Heart & Soul reaching No. 4 in both the UK & US charts.
Heart & Soul led to a meteoric rise in T'pau's fortunes at home & in the USA where the track stayed on the US Billboard Chart for 6 months.
To date, China In Your Hand has appeared on more than 300 compilations, and has become part of the fabric of the 80's. After further hits Valentine, I Will Be With You, and Sex Talk The "Bridge Of Spies album was certified quadruple platinum in the UK, selling 1.2 million copies. 1988’s Rage also went platinum.
'In 1987 T’Pau were officially BIGGER than The Beatles, keeping George Harrison and Paul McCartney at No.2 in the UK singles and album charts respectively.
'T’Pau hold the exclusive title of holding three simultaneous No.1 slots . ‘China’ No.1 in the singles charts, Bridge of Spies No.1 in the album charts and the ‘China Remix’ at No.1 in the dance charts!'
'T’Pau were nominated for 5 Brit Awards, an Ivor Novello Award for ‘China In Your Hand’, and won an ASCAP Award from the USA for ‘Heart & Soul’.'
T’pau are a regular fixture on the Festival & Arena circuit & have rocked out at IOW Rewind, Let’s Rock ,W-Fest, Here and Now, StepBack, Ibiza Children of the 80’s to name but a few. Carol also joined a host of 80s stars on the 80s Classical shows in 2019 with the Opera North and BBC Concert Orchestras.
The evening will be hosted by radio legend DJ Darren Proctor. His 80’s Power Ballads will continue after the show.