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There’s a mutual love fest among the 80s stars teaming up for a nostalgic night of pop.

Iconic acts from the decade Go West, Nik Kershaw and T’Pau will all hit the Grand Theatre on Saturday, November 21.

As Go West celebrate their 30th anniversary, the band is teaming up with singer-songwriter Nik for the first time, with new interpretations of their hits planned as part of the collaboration - described as the ‘ultimate 80s experience’.

Richard Drummie, of Go West, said: “We’ve been fans of Nik since day one.

“I can still remember vividly one sunny summer’s day at my brother’s flat above a wine bar in Richmond playing ‘Know How’ from The Riddle album at 11 on his new stereo. Blew me away.

“Our paths have crossed many times over the years and we’ve always had such a laugh, we thought it would be fun to get up on stage and squeeze out a few sparks.”

With hits including King Of Wishful Thinking, We Close Our Eyes, Call Me, Wouldn’t It Be Good, The Riddle and I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.

And Nik’s just as complimentary about his Go West co-stars, saying: “I’m thrilled and excited to be joining my old mates Go West on tour.

“I’ve been a big fan of theirs ever since first hearing that awesome opening lick of We Close Our Eyes in the back of a cab on my way to Heathrow.

“I was off on a world tour and their album Go West ended up being the soundtrack to it.

“Thirty years on, I relish this opportunity to finally collaborate with Peter and Richard and can’t wait to join them on stage to mash up some tunes together.”

Continuing the musical love-in, special guest T’Pau fronted by Carol Decker - of China In Your Hand and Heart And Soul fame, are also on the bill.

“I have known Nik, Pete and Richard since our big old bad old days in the 80s,” Carol said. “Loved their respective hits and admire their voices.

“It was a privilege to be Nik’s opening act back in 1987, a great start to my career.

“This will be a power house tour of some of the best songs and artists of one of the most creative musical decades.”

Tickets cost from £27.50 on (01253) 290190.