T'Pau

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": 80s pop female vocalists new wave rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Formed in 1986, this UK band began as a songwriting partnership between vocalist Carol Decker (10 September 1957, England) and guitarist Ronnie Rogers (b. 13 March 1959, Shrewsbury, England). While recording a demonstration disc, they were joined by session musicians Michael Chetwood (b. 26 August 1954, Shrewsbury, England; keyboards), Paul Jackson (b. 8 August 1961; bass) and Tim Burgess (b. 6 October 1961, Shrewsbury, England; drums). The band then signed to Virgin Records subsidiary Siren as T’Pau, the name being taken from a character in the science fiction television series Star Trek. Having acquired the services of producer Roy Thomas Baker, T’Pau recorded their first sessions in Los Angeles. Their first two singles failed to make any impact in the UK market, until ‘Heart And Soul’ abruptly established them in the US charts, where it climbed to number 4 in 1987. The song was re-promoted in Britain and repeated that chart placing. In order...

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