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Pepsi & Shirlie were a British pop duo who released two albums, All Right Now, in 1987 and Changes in 1991.



The act comprised Helen "Pepsi" DeMacque (born 10 December 1958, Paddington, London) and Shirlie Holliman (born 18 April 1962, Watford, Hertfordshire), who had been Wham! backing vocalists. Holliman's original singing partner, Dee C. Lee, had earlier left the group to join the Style Council and later marry its lead vocalist Paul Weller.

In 1987 they released their debut single "Heartache", which was produced by Phil Fearon and Tambi Fernando and reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart. The follow-up single, "Goodbye Stranger", produced by Fernando and Pete Hammond, reached #9. Subsequent singles and their debut album All Right Now, released later in the year, flopped.

In 1991, they returned with the album Change and its lead single Someday, a song produced by George Michael. Both the album and the single went unnoticed, not even charting in the UK. After that, the group quietly retired.

Their tours included a concert performed in Amman, Jordan.

Holliman has been married since 1988 to Martin Kemp, a former member of the group Spandau Ballet and now an actor, whilst DeMacque resided in Wellington, New Zealand for a number of years working at a gift shop on Lambton Quay. She now lives in Norwich, England with her husband.

Pepsi & Shirlie returned in 2000 to record their backing vocals on Geri Halliwell's UK number one hit, "Bag It Up".




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  • "Heartache" (1987) UK #2 (2 Weeks); Switzerland #2 (2 Weeks); Netherlands #2; US Dance Chart #2; Norway #6 (3 Weeks); Austria #17; France #31; U.S. #78, AUS #49
  • "Goodbye Stranger" (1987) UK #9
  • "Can't Give Me Love" (1987) UK #58
  • "All Right Now" (1987) UK #50, U.S. #66
  • "Hightime" (1988)
  • "Someday" (1991)

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  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 423. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.  

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