Overview

Wet Wet Wet are undeniably a musical phenomenon, having made an incredible impact with their music over the last four decades, becoming one of the most successful bands in British pop history. Selling in excess of 15 million singles and albums to date, Wet Wet Wet have featured in the UK official singles and album charts for over an immense 500 weeks. With number 1 hits including ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ and ‘Goodnight Girl’, 1994’s ‘Love Is All Around’ was the biggest selling single of the year, when it spent 15 weeks at No1, making it the longest spell at the top for any UK artist – a record that still stands.

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Graham Clark interview

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Love really will be all around as the mighty Wet Wet Wet are heading back out on the road for a full tour – their biggest since 2019 – this autumn, including their debut at Lighthouse on 14 November.  

Wet Wet Wet are undeniably a musical phenomenon, having made an incredible impact with their music over the last four decades, becoming one of the most successful bands in British pop history. They've sold more than 15 million singles and albums to date, featuring in the UK official singles and album charts for over 500 weeks. Immense.  

With number one hits including ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ and ‘Goodnight Girl’, 1994’s ‘Love Is All Around’ was the biggest selling single of the year, when it spent 15 weeks in the top spot, the longest for any UK artist – and a record that still stands. 

Here, bassist Graham Clark takes a moment to field a few of our questions... 

How have the last 18 months or so been for you and what are you looking forward to most about being back on the road? 

I understand the value of what the band brings to my life, creating, writing, collaborating. Last year, because of lockdown, we couldn’t do those things.  

As human beings we need to interact with one another, even if it is the mundane like coffee or being social. We lost that in those 18 months, so these small things are important, even if they are mundane everyday occurrences. Going to a gig and being stuck on the M25 is going to be a pleasure when we get back on the road. 

It’s nearly four decades since the band got together, what advice would you give your younger selves? 

Don’t be an idiot…... 

You had a few years off either side of the Millennium, how was life outside the band?

For me being in a band is the best job in the world. I had a few things on the go to make the world go round, but nothing ever came close to creating music and playing it in front of people. 

What have you learned about yourselves, your music and each other? 

Myself - Surprised at how much I missed my job.  

Music - It’s not as important to everyone else as it is to me. 

Each other - Trying to hear what everyone is saying is difficult and trying to be understanding when it hits the fan. I work on that every day. 

Kevin Simm joined the band in 2018, what does he bring to the band as lead singer? 

Playing live and breathing new life into the conscious of our band is his biggest contribution. As lead singer, his job is to lead the band. And he has stepped up and played a huge role in the exploration of creating new music that enables us to go back on the road. 

Three words to describe The Journey … 

Rewarding. Difficult. Important.

What’s next for Wet Wet Wet? 

It took me being locked down to realise how valuable live music is in my life. It’s great to write and create, but the real part of the job is getting out in front of people. That's my hope for the future of Wet Wet Wet. 

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