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Marti Pellow

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Former Wet Wet Wet frontman turned hugely successful solo artist and stage performer

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Born Mark McLachlan in Clydebank in 1965, Marti Pellow formed Wet Wet Wet when he was only 17. The band went on to score huge hits in the UK and further afield with Wishing I Was Lucky, Goodnight Girl, A Little Help From My Friends, Sweet Little Mystery and more. However, it was their cover of The Troggs Love Is All Around, taken from the soundtrack to Four Weddings And A Funeral, that would etch their names into the record books, staying at No.1 for 15 weeks and selling almost two million copies.

In 1999, Pellow quit Wet Wet Wet in order to contend with his alcohol and drug addiction. While recovering, he struck up a friendship with Chris Difford of Squeeze and the two began writing together, resulting in Pellow's solo debut, Smile, in 2001. The album went Gold in the UK. Pellow followed it up by re-recording material from both his Wet Wet Wet days and his solo album for Marti Pellow Sings The Hits Of Wet Wet Wet & Smile in 2002.

Following a third solo album, the 2003 covers record Between The Covers, Pellow ventured into acting with a role as Billy Flynn in Chicago. He then rejoined Wet Wet Wet for their reunion in 2004, staying with the band until 2017. In the meantime, he continued his concurrent careers as both a solo artist and stage performer, venturing into jazz for Sentimental Me in 2007 and appearing in productions of Jekyll & Hyde, Chess, Evita and Blood Brothers.

For his 2017 solo album Mysterious, Pellow fulfilled a lifelong dream of working with some of the world's finest musicians at the revered Ocean Way studios in Los Angeles.

Once the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the live music industry, the perpetually touring Pellow turned to the internet to connect with fans, live-streaming performances of both covers and hits from his back catalogue.

In 2021, Pellow released his 11th solo studio album, Stargazer. The album was preceded by the single These Are The Days. Marti Pellow announced a greatest hits tour for November 2021, followed by more dates to support his new album scheduled for April 2022.