Sat 26 May — Luv80s
Main Stage in association with More Radio
Peter Cox and Richard Drummie first met in 1974. They signed as songwriters with ATV Music in 1982 and as recording artists Go West with Chrysalis Records two years later.
Their debut single ‘We Close Our Eyes’ was released in the spring of 1985. It reached No#5 in the UK charts and became a top 10 hit in the USA. This ‘overnight’ success 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 Peter and Richard as one of the finest songwriting partnerships to emerge in the 80’s. In 1986 Go West won the BRIT Award for ‘Best British Newcomer’ — the one BRIT which was decided by the listening public.
Six albums and 20million sales later, Go West continue to thrill audiences internationally. They have enjoyed numerous chart singles worldwide, notably ‘King Of Wishful Thinking’, the opening song in the hugely 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. In 2016 ‘Determination’, co-written with Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, featured on the soundtrack of the film ‘Eddie The Eagle’.
In late 2017, after a summer of outstanding festival appearances, the band toured Australia for the fourth time and played their first ever show in New Zealand. 2018 is shaping up to be their busiest year to date — Go West are more in demand than ever. Bring it on!