Go West is an award-winning pop duo with a global fanbase. They continue to bring their well-loved synth-pop showcase to audiences and make for perfect entertainment at your events.
The duo consists of Peter Cox and Richard Drummie, and their popularity soared in the 80s following the release of their debut single ‘We Close Our Eyes’ in 1985, reaching #4 in the charts. The success of ‘We Close Our Eyes’ was followed by three other top 10 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 as a chart force and as one of the greatest singer-songwriter duos to emerge in the 80s. In 1986 they won a BRIT Award for ‘Best British Newcomer.’
They wrote ‘King of Wishful Thinking’ for the opening of the successful 1990 film, Pretty Woman. The soundtrack album from this film has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. ‘King Of Wishful Thinking’ received an ASCAP Award in 1991 and 1992 for one of the most played songs on American radio.
Following Peter’s success on the TV series ‘Reborn In The USA’ he, Go West and Tony Hadley performed together on a 60 date UK tour in 2004.
In 2005, Go West celebrated their 20th anniversary and undertook another UK tour. They had already begun work on the songs for what would become their next album, ‘futurenow’, and used the tour to ‘road test’ the material on their faithful fans.
In early 2008 Go West headlined a tour of Australia and that autumn saw the release of ‘futurenow’, the band’s first studio album since 1992.
In April 2010 they toured the UK to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of their first, multi-million selling album.
Go West continue to headline at Festivals throughout the UK and the World; they are always performing to sell-out crowds and rave reviews.
Megan Chungh – Park Hotel, Newcastle
Just a quick one to say how amazing everything went at our function thanks to Big Foot Events! From the very beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure everything was looked after without giving me too much hassle either! The Photo Booth, Candy Floss Cart and Popcorn Cart were all fantastic and a great hit with all of our family and friends and the staff running them were absolutely amazing! They were all set up and ready to go well before the event started and made sure they were always helpful! So a massive thank you to you all!
Amy Casey – Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
I just wanted to say a big thank you for being a part of our snapdragon festival this year. Once again Rex was a massive hit and the children and adults loved him. The two members of staff that came to the event were very professional and catered to any requests we had.
George – Golden Sands Holiday Park
We absolutely love having Noughty 90’s here, such lovely people and amazing sets! They had everyone up and dancing on the dance floor.
Mr & Mrs Pravitt – Private Wedding, Stoke On Trent
It was absolutely incredible, I cannot thank you guys enough for how amazing it all was. The Ranger and Rex were outstanding, every single guest loved them to pieces and we certainly had the wow factor for our wedding. Just the idea of having a dinosaur is one thing, but the way Rex, Trixxie and the Ranger worked tirelessly to entertain the entire wedding party just added to the overall effect. We've had non-stop comments from those who attended saying it was pure magic, videos of the experience have gone viral and we even had guests from the hotel desperate to catch a glimpse of Rex. I cannot overstate how incredible you all have been, from the day a weirdo messaged Lauren asking for a dinosaur at their wedding, to speaking with Jade to coordinate everything and then finally meeting Rex and the Ranger on the big day. Everything worked out a million times better than I ever thought possible, and my dad was very pleased to see Rex was appropriately dressed with his bow tie. Amazing, amazing, amazing, thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.
Andrew Edmeads – Frimley Lodge, Surrey
Both acts went down a storm at the weekend. Really pleased with everything! Madonna did all the hits and even included some iconic costume changes! She had the audience up Voguing at the front! ABBA Fever had the crowd on their feet from the start and would be a worthy headliner in the future.
Barry Herridge – Ely Beet Sports & Social Club
The evening on Saturday was wonderful, Planet Abba we're superb and also so welcoming to the audience. As you know this is the 3rd year in a row I have used your agency and as always you have given me a wonderful evening, thank you.