VISITORS to Haydock Park this Saturday night can enjoy a trip back to the nineties during a night of open air music with chart-topping soft rock group Wet Wet Wet.
The Scottish group, whose 1994 international hit Love Is All Around topped the charts for a record 15 weeks, will play at the venue following an evening of top-class racing.
The band has charted three number one singles and sold more than 15 million singles and albums to date since its launch in 1983.
They have produced some of the UK’s most well-known pop songs including hits such as Sweet Little Mystery, Wishing I Was Lucky and Goodnight Girl.
And the band, which reformed in 2004, recently completed a successful 12-date ‘Greatest Hits’ tour in December last year, also releasing their Step By Step The Greatest Hits album, which included three new tracks.
While the band may not perform together as often as they once did, for bass player Graeme Clark playing with the Wets is still something he cherishes.
“We got offered the chance to go to half a dozen racecourses this summer and we still love playing live, especially after last December’s tour,” Clark told the Star.
“The Greatest Hits tour was great.
“We don’t really get to do things like this that often but there’s still nothing better than picking up the bass.
“It is always nice and great to do some music.
“At Haydock there will be some old songs performed along with some new ones. People who see Wet Wet Wet know what they are in for, which is a good performance.
“That’s what we’re about, getting in touch with people and having a direct connection with the audience.”
Graeme has also launched his own solo career having released four EPs to date, his most recent Dry Land. He has also enjoyed a UK tour in which he performed at various venues during May and June.
“I do nothing different. I love to get out there and had this creativity and enjoy writing my own songs as well as performing Wet Wet Wet songs,” added the 49-year-old bassist.
“You still need skill to perform in front of a small audience and I do like both sides of it.
“It all brings it back to where it started, playing music in my bedroom and my own roots. It’s a busy summer for both me and Wet Wet Wet.”
Tickets for the evening at Haydock Park are now on sale online at haydock-park.co.uk at prices from £30 for adults and £15 for children.
The racing starts at 6.40pm with the Wets to take to the stage at around 9pm for a 90 minute performance.