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.
Carol Decker Discography
- 7 Vocals
- 1 Instruments & Performance
- 118 Writing & Arrangement
- 1 Featuring & Presenting
- 4 Production