1980s acts on way to Whitley Bay at double

Christians vocalist Garry Christian in Tynemouth in July.
Christians vocalist Garry Christian in Tynemouth in July.

Two 1980s pop acts, the Christians and Andrew Roachford, can be seen at the Playhouse Whitley Bay on Saturday.

Tickets for the double bill cost £27.50. Go to www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk for details.

The Christians’ biggest hit was a cover of the Isley Brothers’ harvest for the World, a No 8 in 1988.

Roachford’s was Cuddly Toy, a No 4 that same year.

The Christians, formed in Liverpool in 1985 and reunited in 1999 after splitting up four years previously, also hit the top 20 with Ideal World, a No 14 in 1987, and Words, a No 18 in 1989.

They have notched up two top 10 albums too, their self-titled debut, a No 2 in 1987, and Colour, a chart-topper in 1990.

Londoner Roachford, 50, has had one other top 20 single, The Way I Feel, a No 20 in 1997, and three top 20 albums – his self-titled debut, a No 11 in 1988; Get Ready!, a No 20 in 1991; and Feel, a No 19 in 1997.

The gig is part of an 11-date co-headlining national tour.

This is the Christians’ second North Tyneside date in a matter of months, following their Mouth of the Tyne Festival slot at Tynemouth in July.