Interview with Graeme Clark from Wet Wet Wet – by Cara Holton
Wet Wet Wet’s bass player and band member, Graeme Clark has expressed his excitement for the band’s upcoming spring tour.
With new front man, Kevin Simm, the band is ready to perform at the Cliffs Pavillion, Southend on May 15.
After 30 years of success, Clark said: “We’re still going and keeping it fresh. Our tour will include mostly old songs so people can sing along, but a couple of new ones too.”
Since the original lead singer, Marti Pellow left the band in 2017, Graeme said: “We knew it was time to start a new chapter.
“I came across Kevin and it was like a breath of fresh air finding him after searching for the right lead singer. I have every confidence in him.”
With the band complete, Clark explained that it now seems like a good idea to write more music.
Having written many of Wet Wet Wet’s songs himself, Clark described the process as like driving a car: “I can’t take all the credit. But I see it like i’m the driver and we all work together to keep it going with forward thinking.”
Wet Wet Wet is known as one of the biggest bands in the 90’s and made British pop history, when their single, “Love is all around” stayed at the UK no.1 for an incredible 15 weeks.
This success has led to many amazing experiences, including opening for Elton John’s tour in America. Graeme said: “That was a real high point for us”.
Touring is an exciting and enjoyable part of Clark’s work and life.
“After my first ever show, it was like something got a hold of me and I ve never been able to let go of it. I love performing”.
When reminiscing on old performances Clark admitted that Glasgow, situated very near to
his hometown of Clydebank, would always be a special place for him to perform.
However, Clark expressed that Southend is somewhere he has never played.
“I’m looking forward to performing in Southend. It’s great to see what different people are like and visit new cities
“Southend is one of the most iconic British seaside towns, so im looking forward to exploring Southend for the first time.”