Go West is an English pop and soul duo based in London, consisting of frontman Peter Cox alongside guitarist and backup vocalist Richard Drummie.
Formed in 1982, signing a record deal with Chrysalis, the band released their debut single, We Close Our Eyes, in 1985, which reached #5 in the UK Singles Chart. Go West found success with their self-titled debut album, which reached the Top 10 in the UK Albums Chart in 1985. Their second album, ‘Dancing on the Couch’ made the Top 20 in the UK Albums Chart. They reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1990 with the song, King of Wishful Thinking, which was featured in the film, ‘Pretty Woman’. Their third album, ‘Indian Summer’, also reached the Top 20 in the UK Albums Chart before the band took a break, returning in 2008, with the album, ‘futurenow’. Their last released was ‘3D’, a collection of three EPs released over three years. In 2015 they toured alongside Nik Kershaw and T’Pau.
Go West have announced a show at London’s IndigO2 in December. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Had amazing night tonight at the Bank Park, Warrington. Peter Cox you are an amazing vocalist unbelievably under rated and Nik's guitar playing was amazing also. I had forgotten how brilliant we close our eyes, call me, faithful, don't look down, king of wishful thinking were. Only criticism missed goodbye girl and what you wont do for love. Your version of tracks of my tears does Smokey proud. Can't wait to see you again. PS Nik Kershaw also amazing
Saw Go West at Brighouse in December 2015, they were just amazing, such nice guys and great performers. Peter's voice is just so lovely, Richard's smiley face and guitar playing was great, It was worth the journey through the floods, to go and see them. I would definitely go and see them again they were brilliant. I managed to get some great photos. I just love Go West !!!
Peter Cox has an outstanding voice, everyone should see this show if for nothing more than to hear him. What an amazing night of 80's classics from Go West, Nik Kershaw & Carole Decker. Electric atmosphere, had me on my feet dancing non stop. They certainly dont make bands like they used to. Go see this show, you wont be disappointed. I would see them again in a heartbeat.