It takes something special to keep Sir Paul McCartney and George Harrison from the top of the charts, but singer Carol Decker did just that when her band, T’Pau, went to number one in 1987.
Almost overnight, the redhead became a worldwide superstar as the band’s singles, “China In Your Hand”, “Heart & Soul” and “Valentine” gave the group hit after hit. All three songs were taken from T’Pau’s debut album, Bridge Of Spies, which went on to give the band four platinum discs and five BRIT Award nominations.
With the hits came fame. Decker mixed with the royals, Prince Charles and Lady Di. With friends like Sir Elton John, Eric Clapton, AC/DC, and Queen, Decker was in with rock royalty as well.
Decker re-formed the band in 1998. T’Pau has been touring and is still very much in-demand since then.
Now, for the first time, Decker is recounting the never been told before stories of her life backstage, on the road, and her rise to superstardom from her small town of Shrewsbury to being one of the biggest bands in the world.
This is the book, fans have been waiting for; it has great stories and rare photographs of Decker and the band in their heyday.
Heart & Soul (via A Way With Media) is slatted for release on January 26th 2016 and will coincide with the band’s 21-date Songs and Stories tour. Kicking off in January and running through till April, T’Pau will perform the band’s greatest hits while recalling selected stories. Decker will also do a meet’n’greet with fans after every show to sign copies of the book.
Full details of T’Pau’s Songs and Stories tour are available at http://www.tpau.co.uk/
Check out “Heart And Soul.” Below.