About Go West Celebrates 40 Years Of Their Self-Titled Debut Album: Performing live with the Southbank Sinfonia

This unforgettable evening will feature songs from the album ‘Go West’, plus further hits and fan favourites alongside the Southbank Sinfonia. They will be joined for the trio of shows by fellow 80s luminaries Johnny Hates Jazz.

Having first met in 1974, Peter Cox and Richard Drummie formed Go West and released their eponymous debut album in April 1985, preceded by the huge hit single We Close Our Eyes which reached No.5 in the UK singles charts and became a Top 10 hit in the USA.

The hit was followed by three further UK Top 10 hits: Call Me, Goodbye Girl and Don’t Look Down.

The album ‘Go West’ sold 2 million copies worldwide and remained on the UK chart for 83 weeks, establishing them as one of the finest song-writing partnerships to emerge in the 80’s. In 1986 they won the BRIT Award for ‘Best British Newcomer’ – the one BRIT which was decided by the listening public.

Following the success of their debut album, Go West enjoyed numerous further chart singles worldwide, notably ‘King Of Wishful Thinking’, the opening song in the extremely successful film ‘Pretty Woman’. The film’s soundtrack has sold over 10 million copies. ‘King Of Wishful Thinking’ received ASCAP Awards in 1991 and 1992 as one of the most played songs on American radio. ‘Faithful’, the second single from their ‘Indian Summer’ album received similar BMI Awards in 1992 and 1993.

Six albums and 20 million sales later, Go West are stronger than ever!

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