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  1. Absolutely AWESOME!

    This time last week I was getting ready to set off for Milton Keynes, yet the memory of the concert is still fresh in my mind. With the show being titled 'My Private Collection', I somehow pictured Marti seated, in one of his suits and maybe we'd get mainly covers of songs he likes, possibly from the two Love to Love albums. It was a big surprise then, for him to appear through the auditorium, casually dressed, to the lively intro of Mysterious and a band filling the small stage, with Grant leading on keys and with drums, guitar, upright electric bass and 2 backing singers. It was evidently going to be a much livelier show than I'd imagined. I really enjoy the reworking of Sweet Little Mystery and Close to You and whilst I have heard those arrangements before, it impresses me that Marti will take these songs we know so well and put time into giving them a new lease of life, without taking away the familiarity. It was a great mix of songs with, gladly, plenty of Marti's solo back catalogue as well as some WWW and some covers we haven't heard him sing before. At first I wondered why his own songs and WWW songs would be part of his private collection, but they are, of course, part of his musical history, as are the personal explanations he gave of the songs' origins. The covers of Jackson Browne's 'Something Fine' and James Taylor's 'Enough to be on Your Way' were especially mesmerising, particularly with Marti sharing his reason for that choice with us. They're songs I didn't know but once again, Marti introduced me to something new. To be perfectly honest, there were a couple of covers of songs which I have never liked . However, to listen to Marti sing them in his warm & passionate way was an absolute pleasure! Musically, the highlight of the show for me was Let the Sun Walk You Home. Marti's explanation of where he got the idea for the song, set the scene for what, for me, is one of his best and most emotional songs and I think that performance of it will stay with me for a long time. All this, coupled with the special venue that The Stables is, a very appreciative audience, Marti's evident pleasure and enjoyment plus his warm & relaxed interaction with his audience made for a HUGELY enjoyable evening. I'm VERY much looking forward to what's in store.
  2. Some Official Photos From The Past

    Aahh! Some of my favourite photos there, Lynn! Thanks for posting them
  3. 13th September

    I thoroughly enjoyed the show on Monday. It was a great night and a fabulous atmosphere. I certainly WILL be keeping an eye out for more news soon-don't keep us waiting TOO long, Marti! XX
  4. Excited?!!

    What a disappointment for you, Clair. I hope your arm is better soon.
  5. Absolutely AWESOME!

    It certainly was a fantastic show, I agree, Lynn. I was captivated. There was a great atmosphere & as ever, Marti gave us a superb performance. The Stables is an excellent little venue -very cosy! Also it was good to meet up with you Lynn, meet some fans for the first time and catch up with some I haven't seen for a while. All in all, It was an excellent Marti Party ! All those who are going tonight, you are in for a treat!
  6. The Stables - 11th/12th September

    VERY much looking forward to the concert next week!! Hoping to see many of you there on Monday!
  7. Thanks very much Joyce. It's great to be able to hear that.
  8. Who remembers Ronnie Scott's?

    I remember it well, too. It was a fantastic night!
  9. The Stables - 11th/12th September

    I've booked for Monday. Got to book my train next. It's going to be a great evening, I'm sure!!
  10. Exciting News!

    This sounds VERY interesting!! Sure it'll be a great show. I'm looking into getting there.
  11. From Marti - 28/07

    Thanks for passing on this news, Lynn & thanks to Marti for thinking of letting fans know his decision in his own words. It is sad to think that we may not see the band performing together again, but they have given us so much fabulous music and memories to keep & I wish all the guys the very best. I commend you, Marti, for taking the decision that feels right for you and although I can't get to Lytham next Sunday, I am very much looking forward to whatever projects and ventures you take on in future, no doubt continuing to develop & grow in the world of acting and your solo song writing & performing. Stay happy! XX
  12. What is your favourite Wet Wet Wet single?

    I've added my vote too. It might've been a bit easier to have two polls-one up to 1999 & one 2004 to date!! I'm only saying that because it was so hard to choose only 3!
  13. What is your favourite Wet Wet Wet album?

    Really difficult to choose but I went for HOTHS in the end.
  14. My 3 show review and journey

    Thanks so much for taking the time to post, ladies . It seems the shows were a fitting celebration of the last 30yrs of Wet Wet Wet, still delivering the excitement they have given fans since the band's beginnings. Long may it continue!
  15. Popped in Souled out

    Thanks everyone for telling us about your experiences of the concerts. It sounds like you all had a great time. WWW never fail to put on a good show, but the pipers at the Edinburgh show sounds like a brilliant way to finish! Three cheers for the weather playing fair too!