T’pau burst onto the music scene in 1987 with the hit Heart & Soul reaching No. 4 in both the UK & US charts. Taken from the debut album Bridge Of Spies. Its innovative use of a rap verse by a white female vocalist introduced the world to the distinctive lead vocals of Carol Decker & the songwriting talents of Carol & Ronnie Rogers.
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
After a European Arena Tour supporting Bryan Adams, the band toured UK City Halls and Theatres as headliners to tie in with the next single, the classic ballad China In Your Hand. Nobody could have predicted the impact of ‘China’ which stayed at No. 1 for 5 weeks – the longest serving No. 1 of the year. Simultaneously Bridge Of Spies occupied the number 1 album slot for 2 weeks. Their own arena concerts followed.
To date, China In Your Hand has appeared on more than 200 compilations and has become part of the fabric of the 80s.
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.
Carol and T’pau, continue to tour and appear at some of the best festivals in the world including, Rewind Lets Rock, 80s Classical and Night Of The Proms.