Carol Kenyon

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Carol Kenyon on Roger Waters' Dark Side of the Moon Live world tour, Roskilde Festival 2006, Denmark

Carol Kenyon (born 1959) (sometimes spelt Karol) is a British singer. She is best known for her vocals on the Heaven 17 hit song "Temptation", which reached number two in the UK Singles Chart in 1983.[1] When the song was re-released as a remix by Brothers in Rhythm in 1992, again featuring Carol's vocals, it made number 4. She was also featured on the Paul Hardcastle hit "Don't Waste My Time", which got to number 8 in 1986.


Although primarily known as a session vocalist on many albums and singles by a variety of prominent artists, as well as in many concerts, Kenyon has also released several singles as a solo artist. Her first single was "Warrior Woman" which was released on A&M Records in 1984.[2]

Her early performances were as part of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. She has also sung with Go West, Duran Duran, Kylie Minogue, Mike Oldfield, Jon and Vangelis, Pet Shop Boys, Gary Moore, Dexys Midnight Runners, Pink Floyd, Tommy Shaw, Roger Waters, Morrissey–Mullen, Tears for Fears, Rapino Brothers, Paul Hardcastle, Ultravox and Van Morrison. In 1993, Kenyon appeared with David Suchet in Agatha Christie's Poirot novella Yellow Iris.

Career highlights[edit]


  • 1984: "Warrior Woman" (A&M) - UK #91[5]
  • 1984: "Dance with Me" (A&M) - UK #87[5]
  • 1987: "Give Me One Good Reason" (Chrysalis)
  • 1988: "Fascinating" (CBS)
  • 1990: "Never Let Me Go" (CBS)
  • 1993: "Here's My A" (Logic/BMG) - Rapination featuring Carol Kenyon, UK #69[6]


  1. ^ Buckley, Peter (2003) The Rough Guide to Rock, Rough Guides, ISBN 978-1-84353-105-0, p. 483.
  2. ^ Steward, Sue & Garratt, Sheryl (1985) Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: True Life Stories of Women in Pop, South End Press, ISBN 978-0-89608-240-3, p. 53.
  3. ^ McGuinness, Paddy (2017). Castlebar International Song Contest 1966 - 1988. ISBN 978-1527202306.
  4. ^ "Don't Waste My Time Archived 24 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine", Chart Stats, retrieved 2011-07-09
  5. ^ a b "Carol Kenyon", Chart Stats, retrieved 2011-07-09
  6. ^ "Rapination Featuring Carol Kenyon", Chart Stats, retrieved 2011-07-09

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