Chatting to 80’s Popsters Go West and rockers Cutting Crew who are back on the road this Spring 

Celebrating over 35 years since their debut top 5 hit ‘We Close Our Eyes’, 80’s Popsters Go West are doing 4 shows nationwide in March with a full live orchestra – The Southbank Sinfonia. These special, must see orchestral shows, also features support from fellow 80’s chart toppers Cutting Crew.

It’s the first time the band have worked with an orchestra (as has become a very popular thing to do!) They’ll be playing all of their multi-million selling, chart topping Hits – including their big Global smash from the Pretty Woman Soundtrack – King of Wishful Thinking. It’s always quite exciting to hear these songs performed with an orchestra, blending Pop synths with strings etc. They’re going to London (Palladium), Manchester, Birmingham and Southend. The band are also heading out on their rescheduled double headline 2020 tour with Paul Young in May too.  Tickets are on sale now here

Read my interview with charming Go West frontman Peter Cox here.

The band have arranged and rehearsed remotely throughout the last 6 months with The Southbank Sinfonia and are now performing together in person for the first time for these four fantastic shows!

Go West are one of the most successful singer/songwriter pop duos from the glorious 80’s pop decade.  Formed in 1982 by Peter Cox (Lead vocalist) and Richard Drummie (Guitarist and backing vocals) the band burst into the charts with their debut ‘We Close Our Eyes’ and went on to have a  string of hits including ‘Call Me’, “Don’t Look Down’, ‘Goodbye Girl’, ‘Faithful’, ‘Tracks of My Tears’ & ‘King of Wishful Thinking’’ which featured on the blockbuster movie ‘Pretty Woman’ starring Julia Roberts & Richard Gere.It sold over 10 million copies worldwide, received an ASCAP award and was one of the most played songs on American Radio.

Their eponymously titled debut album sold 1.5 million copies worldwide and remained on the UK chart for 83 weeks, with the music video that launched them into the charts ‘We Close Our Eyes’ directed by Godley & Crème. They then went on to win the people’s choice BRIT Award for ‘Best British Newcomer’ in 1986.  


GO WEST 2022 UK Shows

16th March 2022        Cliffs Pavillion                      Southend 

18th March 2022        Bridgewater Hall                 Manchester      

19th March 2022        Symphony Hall                    Birmingham

20th March 2022        Palladium                              London


Go West Tour news, tickets and all other live dates:

Cutting Crew’s most famous song is ‘(I Just) Died In Your Arms’. Here’s a cool 12 minute long live version:


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