T’Pau fans everywhere rejoiced at the news of the umpteenth release of the band’s mega globe topper ‘China in Your Hand’. The band, celebrating their 23rd consecutive year on the Morrison Supermarket play list, is fronted by the glamorous red headed Carol Decker who yesterday hailed the release as ‘another historic landmark for the band,’ adding ‘I believe this makes us bigger than the Beatles in terms of single releases.’
Although it is over two decades since ‘China in Your Hand’ was first recorded, 2010 is proving to be another busy year for the legendary eighties rockers. As well as appearing in a number of ‘What ever happened to?’ magazine articles, and re-recording ‘China in Your Hand’ several times, the band have just a completed a successful national tour. If this isn’t enough, the glamorous Ms Decker continues to win industry awards, the latest being the ‘Daily Express Most Glamorous Redheaded Singer after Mick Hucknell‘.
‘The tour was a sell out,’ said the glamorous red head ‘but there were problems when we arrived at the Exmouth Pavilion for one gig. Their manager refused to let us in at first because he thought he had booked a T’Pau tribute band and was concerned we wouldn’t go down so well with the locals. Fortunately, we won him over by playing five different versions of ‘China in Your Hand’. He then admitted our versatility had the edge over the tribute act.
When asked if she ever tired of playing ‘China in Your Hand’, Carol laughed, tossing back her gorgeous red locks, ‘No, of course not. As serious musicians we appreciate how many different ways there are to approach the song. For instance, a typical set will start with an up beat version of ‘China in your Hand’. Then we will play a ‘China in your Hand’ medley where we jazz it around a bit, and then there is acoustic version, the a cappella ….. It’s so adaptable and so easy to keep fresh!’
‘Some people have called us one hit wonders, but that’s rubbish. We’ve had over 100 releases, they just happen to be the same song.’ pouted the hairy glamourpuss.