Carol Decker

Carol Decker

Real Name:
Carol Decker
Carol Decker (born 10 September 1957) is an English recording artist. She is best known as the singer and front woman for the band, T'Pau, which enjoyed international success in the late 1980s. Her partner at the time, (Ronnie Rogers; born 13 March 1959, Shrewsbury), was also a member of the band and they co-wrote the majority of T'Pau's songs. Although Decker's music is mainly associated with the group, she also released a solo single in 1995 entitled "One Heart", in support of the Halifax World Cup Rugby League Centenary.

Decker was born in Huyton, Merseyside and educated in Wellington, Shropshire, along with other members of the band. In addition to her musical achievements, Decker has also acted on both stage and screen, including a part in the movie, Nine Dead Gay Guys. TV appearances include Hit Me, Baby, One More Time (in which she reached the final round, ultimately being beaten by Shakin' Stevens). Decker also appeared in the British comedy series Trigger Happy TV in which she appeared in a "bull in a china shop" sketch (the joke being that she had previously had a hit with the song, "China in Your Hand"), and in another sketch where she accompanied Dom Joly as he pretended to be a door-to-door salesman.

Decker took part in the prime time BBC One show Just the Two of Us which began on 2 January 2007. However, despite singing three duets with Beverley Knight, Tony Christie and Natasha Hamilton, she and her singing partner Gregg Wallace were the first to be eliminated from the show, after singing The Jackson Five's "Blame It on the Boogie".

Also, in early 2007, Daz Sampson approached Decker to consider entering Making Your Mind Up, the pre-selection competition for the United Kingdom's Eurovision Song Contest entry to attempt to qualify for the 2007 contest. However, no further steps were taken by Decker on this project.

Decker appeared in the video for Peter Kay and Matt Lucas's charity single "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day 2007. She released a single, "Just Dream", in download-only format in September 2007.

Decker began dating restaurateur Richard Coates in 1996. They have two children, Scarlett (born 1998) and Dylan (born 2002) and were married in 2006.
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Carol Decker Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

DASCD 508 Carol Decker One Heart(CD, Maxi) Daco International DASCD 508 UK 1995 Sell This Version
GNRCD Carol Decker Just Dream(File, MP3, Single) Gnatfish Records GNRCD UK 2007
none Carol Decker Don't Stop Believin'(File, MP3, Single, 256) Gnatfish Records none UK 2008


Cdrmbrt1 Michael Bolton, Robin Gibb, Paul Rodgers, Paul Carrack, Lee Mead, Hayley Westenra, Mica Paris, Natasha Hamilton, Liz McClarnon, Carol Decker Michael Bolton, Robin Gibb, Paul Rodgers, Paul Carrack, Lee Mead, Hayley Westenra, Mica Paris, Natasha Hamilton, Liz McClarnon, Carol Decker - We Will Remember Them(CD) The Royal British Legion Cdrmbrt1 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version