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Go West

Go West are Peter Cox & Richard Drummie.

Go West’s debut single ‘We Close Our Eyes’ was released in 1985 and reached No.4 in the UK charts,followed by three other top ten hits; ‘Call Me’, ‘Goodbye Girl’ and ‘Don’t Look Down’. Their debut self-titled album, ‘Go West’ sold 1.5 million copies worldwide and established the pair not just as a chart force but as one of the great singer/songwriter duos to emerge in the 80’s, garnering them a Brit Award in 1986.

The second album Dancing On The Couch was released in 1987. The singles ‘True Colours’, ‘I Want To Hear It From You’ and ‘The King Is Dead’ were all top thirty hits, and it once again established them as extraordinary songwriters and has since become something of a cult collectors’ item.

In 1992 their third album Indian Summer contained their single ‘The King Of Wishful Thinking’ the opening song in the hugely successful film Pretty Woman. The soundtrack album from this film has sold over ten million copies worldwide. ‘The King Of Wishful Thinking’ received an ASCAP award in 1991 for one of the most-played songs on American radio and ‘Faithful’, the second single from this album, received similar BMI awards in 1992 and 1993.

In April 2001 Go West released an album, The Best of Go West – Live At The NEC, a concert recorded during their last live tour together in 1993. This contained all their greatest hits performed live in front of a sell-out crowd in Birmingham. The album also included two brand new tracks ‘All Day, All Night’ and ‘Hangin’ On For Dear Life’, which were their first studio recordings together in seven years.

Following seven years of living and working in America, where he released a number of solo projects, Peter returned to the UK in the summer of 2003 from the USA following seven weeks on Granada Televisions’ Reborn In The USA, where British and American audiences alike were given a wonderful reminder of the extraordinary quality of his voice. In the same year, he released his second solo album Desert Blooms.

Go West continue to write record and perform live. In 2011 they release ‘Frame by Frame’ a collection of all their videos and ‘3D’ their new album.