A TRIBUTE to one of Britain’s most loved bands was a huge hit with fans as they kicked off their UK tour.

Spandau Too, a tribute to chart-topping Spandau Ballet, began their nationwide tour at Witham Public Hall.

An enthusiastic crowd was treated to a stunning performance and a colourfully lit stage, with the band playing a two-hour set filled with favourite hits.

The show opened with debut song To Cut a Long Story Short, which was preceded by the atmospheric 1980-themed quotes of the Reformation Tour introduction.

Part one highlights included the single Communication and four tracks from the Parade album, which some said it was like listening to Spandau Ballet on their 1984 tour.

Part two opened with the stylish 007 Bond theme cleverly merging into Hadley’s own storming track Take Back Everything.

Lifeline got the stalls section dancing in the aisles as did Chant No.1 when Green’s booming sax blew fans away as it sounded like a whole horn section.

The brilliant rousing finale of Through The Barricades, True and Gold encouraged audience participation and sent everyone home overjoyed.

Spandau Too is now set to head off on the UK-wide tour, after kicking off with a bang.