Cutting Crew, Nik Kershaw and Go West performing their Icon Of The 80s Tour at The Royal Concert Hall Nottingham on Saturday 24th February 2018.

Images and Review by Kevin Cooper

With millions of album sales between them, Cutting Crew, Nik Kershaw and Go West joined forces to bring an incredible 80s concert experience to the Royal Concert Hall last night.

With a format that allowed Nik Kershaw and Go West to share the stage, it was Cutting Crew who started the evening off with their own short set.

With songs from their 1986 album, Broadcast, they treated their fans to Any Colour, One For The Mockingbird and I’ve Been In Love Before, and when lead singer Nick Van Eede joked about being icons in their 80’s, the crowd went wild.

They finished their short set with a delightful cover of REM’s The One I Love, and their massive 1986 hit, (I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight that had the crowd on their feet singing every word.

Up next were Nik Kershaw and Go West for their double header. Starting with a delightful version of U2’s Beautiful Day, and with the sound at times being questionable, Go West left the stage to Kershaw who delighted with a couple of his own hits Wide Boy and Dancing Girls that got the crowd to their feet.

Next up was Go West and with Peter Cox’s powerhouse vocals, their anthems Faithful and Don’t Look Down increased the energy in the room and with Kershaw back for his own penned hit for Chesney Hawkes, The One And Only, everyone went into the interval singing.

For the second half Kershaw and Go West kicked off with a beautiful Everybody Wants To Rule The World, and turned things up a notch with Don Quixote, We Close Our Eyes, Call Me and I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me. King Of Wishful Thinking had everyone on their feet as this nostalgic 80s trip had to come to a reluctant end.