25 January 2018 (gig)
26 January 2018
The sun is certainly not going down on the careers of 80s icons Nik Kershaw and Go West who have just embarked on a 27 date tour.
Nik Kershaw and Go West's Richard Drummie and Peter Cox have teamed up with Cutting Crew to bring The Icons of the 80s show to venues across the UK.
And with classic hits from the trio of acts like We Close Our Eyes, Wouldn't It Be Good, and (I Just) Died In Your Arms tonight, the tour is certainly drawing the crowds.
The Spotlight in Hoddesdon was no exception last night, with the venue packed with 80s fan looking to relive a few memories.
Go West and Nik Kershaw have toured together numerous times over the last few years, and it's more than evident that they feel totally at ease with each other on stage.
Moving effortlessly from hit songs in both their catalogues, to collaborations and covers, the two huge 80s acts put on a seamless show.
Nik Kershaw's I Won't Let The Sun Go Down gets the award for most uplifting song of the night, with the crowd erupting as its memorable intro kicked in.
Go West's King Of Wishful Thinking, movie soundtrack for Pretty Woman, received just as warm a response, as did We Close Our Eyes which started off with a surprising dance routine from Nik Kershaw and Peter Cox!
Nik has one of the most distinctive voices of the 80s, and team this with another, in the form of the husky-voiced Peter Cox, and you have a great combination.
Together, they did more than justice to some 80s covers which included Tears For Fears' Everybody Wants To Rule The World, and Eurythmic's Sweet Dreams.
A cover of Duran Duran's Hungry Like the Wolf was lapped up the crowd, and is certain to become one of the most-loved covers of the tour.
The two acts came back on stage for an encore with crowd favourite Sex on Fire, a song that Peter Cox dubbed his "guilty pleasure", and which had their many fans too pogoing to the chorus.
The Icons of the 80s show had been opened by The Cutting Crew, a class band whose songs I've Been In Love Before and (I Just) Died In Your Arms were huge hits in the 80s.
Nick Van Eede sounds great as ever, and treated the crowd to some of the band's new material which sounded as good as the 80s classics.
For tickets or to find out more about this Entertainers tour, which travels to Cambridge Corn Exchange on March 3 and Milton Keynes Theatre on March 26 among other places, visit entertainers.co.uk