Why are we sitting around a table in a chic, fern-strewn Montreal hotel lounge on one of the loveliest days of the year in one of the most enchanting cities in the hemisphere? And why are the Thompson Twins, the zany, smiling stars of MTV and pop-mag centerfolds, looking so glum? By now, the entire world knows The Look: Mod Squad neapolitan, with one black, one blond and one redhead. Their tour, a tastefully spectacular high-tech affair, has been going down like gang-busters across the country. Now this, the virus-ravaged larynx. And thus, Joe Leeway is ensconced behind his shades, mute and motionless but for one hand, which is distractedly fooling around with a couple of playing cards. Tom Bailey, likewise, is wrapped up in sunglasses and a navy greatcoat and is under orders not to talk. So he distractedly practices a disappearing-up-the-sleeve card trick when Joe gets bored with his deck.
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By appealing to fans of '80s dance-pop as well as post-punk and new wave, the Thompson Twins were one of the more popular synth pop groups of the early MTV era, scoring a handful of hits in the early to mid-'80s. Neither a duo nor related, but rather named after characters in the Tintin cartoon, the band enjoyed international success with songs like "Hold Me Now," "Lay Your Hands on Me," and "King for a Day" -- all U. Top Ten hits. After the group disbanded in , lead singer Tom Bailey retired the material until , when he began performing their hits on the nostalgia circuit and on tour in support of his solo debut. A native of Halifax, Yorkshire, England, Bailey was already learning to play the piano at the age of two and later harbored dreams of becoming a classical pianist. Inspired by musicians such as Can , Frank Zappa , and Hawkwind , he took classes in guitar and clarinet as well as piano in college; he also became a music instructor at Brook Comprehensive School, Sheffield. In , Bailey met Joe Leeway , a fledgling actor. The pair hit it off, yet Leeway wasn't part of the original incarnation of the Thompson Twins , which featured Bailey vocals, keyboards , guitarist Pete Dodd , guitarist John Roog , and drummer Chris Bell. During the late '70s and early '80s, the band released a handful of independent singles and became fixtures on the burgeoning New Romantic scene in London before signing with Arista in That year, they released their debut album, A Product Of