Whatever Happened To…? China Black


China Black were a British based reggae pop duo who enjoyed a number four UK hit single in 1994 with the song “Searching”. The band took its name from the different backgrounds of its members. Simon Fung, who is British-Chinese (‘China’) and Errol Reid, who has Jamaican heritage (‘Black’).

Here’s “Searching”

A follow up single, “Stars”, peaked at number 19, and their debut long player “Born” would reach the top 30 in the UK album charts.

In 1995, the pair collaborated with Ladysmith Black Mambazo for a version of “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” which became the official theme for England’s World Cup Rugby team.

The pair released one more single in 1997 (“Emotions”), which failed to make a significant dent in the charts, and shortly after took the decision to disband.

In 2005, the pair briefly reunited for the ITV show “Hit Me One More Time”.

Fung stated that he had his own record company, and had signed to a major publishing company. Reid was still recording, writing and producing.

Recently, Reid performed to a backing track at The Happy Days Festival, Esher, Surrey.

According to Wikipedia, Fung signed with publishers Peerless Music, but from an extensive search no information can be gained on his current whereabouts.

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