Name

  Wet Wet Wet

  Origin

  Glasgow, Scotland

  Genre

  Pop, Soft Rock, Soul

  Years Active

  1982 - present

  Labels

  Polygram

 Associated acts   The Sleeping Giants, New Celeste

 Website

   WetWetWet.co.uk

MEMBERS

Marti Pellow
Tommy Cunningham
Graeme Clark
Neil Mitchell


 

 

 

 

   After the Love Goes

 

Lyrics

 

  All You Need Is Love (Live)

 

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  Angel Eyes

 

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  Blue For You

 

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  Broke Away

 

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  Celebration (Live)

 

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  Cold, Cold Heart

 

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  Don't Want to Forgive Me Now

 

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  Goodnight Girl

 

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  Gypsy Girl (Live)

 

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  Gypsy Girl

 

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  Hold Back The River

 

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  Home Tonight

 

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  Julia Says

 

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  Lip Service

 

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  Love Is All Around

 

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  Love Is My Shepherd

 

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  Make It Tonight

 

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  More Than Love

 

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  Morning

 

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  Put The Light On

 

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  Roll 'Em Easy (Live)

 

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  She Might Never Know

 

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  She's All on My Mind

 

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  Shed A Tear

 

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  Someone Like You

 

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  Somewhere Somehow

 

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  Stay With Me Heartache

 

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  Sweet Little Mystery

 

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  Sweet Surrender

 

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  Temptation

 

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  This Time

 

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  Wishing I Was Lucky

 

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  With A Little Help From My Friends

 

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Wet Wet Wet formed in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1986 and took their name from a Scritti Politti song. The band consisted of four school friends, Marti Pellow (vocals, born Mark McLaughlin in 1965), Tommy Cunningham (drums, born 1964), Graeme Clark (bass, born 1966), and Neil Mitchell (guitar, born 1965). Graeme Duffin performed as a session guitarist for the band in their early days, but later became the unofficial fifth member of the group.

The band's first single, "Wishing I Was Lucky," was released in early 1987 and immediately gained the band a great deal of attention. Peaking at number six on the British charts, the song aroused eager anticipation of the debut album.

In 1988, the band scored their first British number one with a version of the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends," recorded for charity. In 1989,  Holding Back the River, their next album almost became as successful as its predecessor. The disc marked a slight change in sound from soul-pop to a more pure pop sound, with attempts at blues thrown in for good measure. While a more focused album, Holding Back the River did not feature any singles as strong as "Wishing I Was Lucky."

"Sweet Surrender" was a success, but the other singles released ("Broke Away," "Hold Back the River," and "Stay With Me Heartache") barely made a dent on the charts.

Wet Wet Wet once again raced up the charts in 1992 with the release of High on the Happy Side. An album full of radio-friendly ballads, High on the Happy Side produced a successful single in the shape of "Goodnight Girl."

1994 saw Wet Wet Wet at the peak of their talents when their contribution to the soundtrack to the film Four Weddings and a Funeral was released. The song, a cover of the Troggs' "Love Is All Around," became a huge international success, spending 15 weeks at the top of the British charts and driving the band's best of compilation End of Part One to healthy sales.

In 1995 Picture This was released. While enjoying good sales, the album did not produce any major singles. By the time of 1997's 10, the band had begun to implode. Cunningham had already left the group to form the Sleeping Giants, and, shortly after the release of 10, Pellow quit to concentrate on a solo career.

The band reunited in 2004. Following this reunion the much loved Scottish boys embraced the future and advanced their already fruitful career by selling out a UK-wide arena tour and achieving UK top 20 chart success with their second greatest hits album The Greatest Hits.

With all of their various accomplishments in tow, the band are looking forward to releasing their first album of new material in 10 years independently, thereby embracing the current climate of self-promotion and artist control in the digital age. Could Wet Wet Wet be the British music's next indie pop heroes? Maybe so but either way you choose to look at it, the boys are taking hold of their destiny and making it happen in the mainstream once again.
 


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