Kim Wilde: Philharmonic, Liverpool

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By Linze Watson

Celebrating forty successful years in the music industry, Kim Wilde, the unashamedly glamorous and raunchy pop princess, who continues to maintain her record for the most-charted British female solo act of the 1980s embraces the 80s revival with not only her Greatest Hits Tour but also, a new album Pop Don’t Stop.

80s Icon Kim Wilde, who achieved a meteoric rise in popularity following her debut single Kids In America (written by her father and brother Marty and Ricki Wilde) topping the UK singles Chart in 1983, is back with vengeance to reclaim her crown.

The unassuming veteran of pop, fresh from touring the UK and delighting the audiences (especially my husband and other men now north of their 50s) at the UKs retro festivals, Lets Rock and REWIND is also a household name presenting her much acclaimed TV garden makeover show, for both BBC and Channel 4. She has also managed to write two gardening books, highlighting her designing expertise, in addition to winning a gold award for her courtyard garden at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Kim, daughter of the infamous wild child Marty Wilde, will ‘strut her stuff’ in her trademark leathers and military style jackets entertaining the crowds with her impressive back catalogue of twenty five singles that reached the top 50 including: Chequered love (1981), View From A Bridge (1981), Water On Glass (1982), Cambodia (1982), You Keep Me Hanging On (1986), Never Trust a Stranger (1988) and Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime (2003).

If you are an avid fan revelling in a revival of all things 80s, then why not catch Kim and her incredible band supported by China Crisis (Wishful Thinking and King in A Catholic Style) at a venue near you.

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