Tapps is the name of Canada's eurodance/Hi-NRG recording acts. Formed and based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the group's original line-up consisted of Allan Coelho, Tony DaCosta and Paul Silva. In the midst of composing their debut single which was to become "My Forbidden Lover", Silva exited the group due to severe medical complications. The name is an acronym comprised of the initials of their first names : Tony Allan Paul, and then pluralized as Tapps. The original lead singer of the act was Toronto-based vocalist Barbara Doust, who never appeared live with the act. Candy Berthiaume, recommended by a club manager to Coelho, was then inserted as the group's longest tenured lead vocalist. Doust's vocal graces the original version of "Lover" and "Burning With Fire", with Bethiaume's vocal the centrepoint of the version featured on the group's debut Turn It On LP.
The group's initial recordings were released on the Power Record label, formed by DJ/writer Vincent Degiorgio, who later in his career signed artists such as N Sync. Three singles were released on the imprint: Lover, Burning With Fire and Runaway (With My Love), prior to the band parting company with Power and having the band move on to Boulevard Records. Before their departure, two solo projects "Take Me Now" by Persuasion (produced by DaCosta and sung by Barbara Doust) and "Starstruck Lover", produced by Coleho were also released on Power. Coelho also produced Humpty Dumpty by Rainbow on the Tamah label.