THE Christians, Hue And Cry and Go West will revisit their 1980s hits at the Grand Opera House, York, on Tuesday, November 26.

Once dubbed “The Temptations in ripped jeans”, Liverpool band The Christians feed on protest, despair and even self-doubt in their socially aware soul, which first dented the complacent music scene of the late-Eighties with the hits Forgotten Town, Hooverville, When The Fingers Point, Ideal World, Born Again and their cover of Harvest For The World.

The band’s moniker came from the surname of the three brothers in the original line-up Garry, pictured right, Russell and Roger Christian, and coincidentally it also was the middle name of songwriter/guitarist/keyboards player Henry Priestman.

Last year was the 25th anniversary of The Christians’ first album, a milestone they marked with the release of Speed Of Life.

In the line-up in York will be Garry Christian on lead vocals; Neil Griffiths, rhythm guitar and vocals; Joey Ankrah, lead guitar and vocals; Lionel Duke, drums; Cliff Watson, bass guitar and vocals; and Mike Triggs, keyboards and vocals.

Sophisticated pop duo Hue And Cry were formed by the Kane brothers, vocalist Pat and musician/producer Greg Kane, in 1983 in Coatbridge, Scotland.

Best known for their 1987 number six hit Labour Of Love, the brothers released their latest Hue And Cry album, Hot Wire, in March 2012. Last year, they also appeared on Jools Holland’s BBC Radio 2 show, played Shipbuilding on that station’s Titanic memorial show and issued a compilation, A’s And B’s.

A strictly limited-edition box set, Livewire, is available through the band’s website and this year will be the 25th anniversary of their celebrated second album, Remote.

English pop duo Go West were formed in 1982 by lead vocalist Peter Cox and rhythm guitarist and backup vocalist Richard Drummie. Winners of the Best Newcomers tag at the 1986 Brit Awards, they charted with such singles as The King of Wishful Thinking, Call Me, Don’t Look Down and Faithful, as well as their debut Top Five hit We Close Our Eyes – the one accompanied by a Godley & Crème promo video.

Bringing their career path up to date, Go West’s latest album, 3D, is a three-part collection of EPs, the first released in March 2010, the second in March 2011, the third in March 2012.

• Tickets for The Christians, Hue And Cry and Go West In Concert go on sale at 10am tomorrow at £27.50 and £29.50 on 0844 871 3024 or