Nik Kershaw and Go West with Carol Decker – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 15th November 2015

23071180381_69ca16f045_oI realise that quite a lot of my gigs tend to be proggy or rock, but I do like my pop music too. If you took a trip back in time and asked 13/14-year-old me what would be the best gig line up I may have replied with this one. Honestly, I poured over articles in Smash Hits, avidly watched them all on Saturday morning TV shows and Top of the Pops etc…

Anyway…I went to this gig with Emma who was rather excited at the prospect of seeing Nik Kershaw, more than I expected to be honest. I do love going to gigs with Emma, she really gets into them and dances away.

The show opened with Carol Decker who was a bit of a hero of mine when I was younger. I kind of wanted to be her when I grew up, she just seemed so rock and roll to my teenage self. She still sounds amazing and belted out the hits, filling the hall with sound. There were two new songs too which will lead me to investigate the new album as soon as I find a few minutes to do so. I barely had time to recover from hearing some of my favourite T’Pau tracks (Sex Talk! Yay!) before Go West and Nik Kershaw appeared on stage to round off the first part of the evening, returning after a short interval to entertain us a whole lot more!

The set was a whole load of hits, with a smattering of covers. As Emma commented afterwards, you really do forget how many hits they clocked up between them. There was a lot of dancing going on too. It was a brilliant night! Thirty years seems sounds like a long time ago but it feels a lot less than that since I was singing into my hairbrush to these tunes and cutting pictures out of magazines to stick in my scrapbook.

Highlights –
– Carol Decker and her magnificent coat
– Finally getting to see Go West
– Don Quixote.
– Richard Drummie!
– Emma’s face when Go West sang her favourite Nik Kershaw song.
– Emma realising that Nik was the perfect sized pop star for her
– The One And Only!
– Okay….let’s face it, the whole show was one big highlight. I couldn’t even be annoyed by audience chatter and people checking facebook because I was having such a brilliant time!

Nik Kershaw, Go West, Carol Decker slideshow

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