Her music is catchy, pleasant but not very memorable, and Kim Wilde's first visit to Newcastle was much the same.
But that is not to detract from Miss Wilde for at least she knows her limitations. She will never be Chrissie Hynd, for example. She has waited a long time before touring which is a measure of the concern she has to give of her best. And for her devoted fans the wait was worth it.
The quality of sound was first class, and for a new band, the musicians knitted together extremely well.
The highlights for me were "Water on glass", "26580" and the encore number "Kids in America" - MR