It was 1982 when Peter Cox and Richard Drummie first pulled their artistic talents together to form Go West. With only a publishing deal and a portastudio, but lacking a band or record company, Peter and Richard decided, with the help of their manager, John Glover, to find a producer, go into the studio and record two of their songs for themselves.
These songs were 'We Close Our Eyes' and 'Call Me'. Within a matter of days John Glover was negotiating with Chrysalis Records and Go West signed their first record deal.
Their debut single 'We Close Our Eyes' was released in 1985 and reached number four in the UK charts, and became a top ten hit in the USA. The success of 'We Close Our Eyes' was 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 80s.
This was followed by their second album 'Bangs and Crashes' which was a double album featuring remixes of the first album and a few live tracks plus One Way Street from Rocky IV. They became the focus of media attention, gracing magazine covers and making numerous TV appearances.
In 1986 they won a BRIT Award for 'Best British Newcomer of 1985'.
1986 to early 90s saw the duo release more albums and in 1994 Peter Cox moved to LA.
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.
Go West reunited to performed a number of live shows around the UK including two arena tours, the first and second sell-out Here And Now tours, And here began the second chapter in the story of Go West.
2005 was another busy year for Go West as they celebrated their 20th Anniversary with another sell-out tour of the UK featuring a sell out gig at the Birmingham Symphony Hall, where special guests from the past turned up to wish them happy anniversary.
Go West are now available singing live for events and can perform either with playback or with a superb backing band.