Pel­low quits Wet Wet Wet

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Marti Pel­low has quit Wet Wet Wet. The 52-year-old singer of the pop­u­lar Scot­tish pop group - who had hits with 'Love Is All Around' and 'An­gel Eyes' has de­cided to fo­cus on his solo ca­reer and does not see him­self fronting the band for the "fore­see­able fu­ture". An­nounc­ing the news on Twit­ter, he wrote: "Hi all, wanted you to know for fore­see­able fu­ture I'll be con­cen­trat­ing on my solo work, am ex­cited by the fu­ture and see­ing you out there x (sic)" Marti was the lead singer the group - also com­prised of Tommy Cun­ning­ham and Neile Mitchell - for more than three decades, but says his "heart and soul" is no longer into it. He ex­plained to Mu­sic Week: "When I started in Wet Wet Wet I gave it 100% of my heart and soul and that's what it de­mands and that is also what the fans de­mand - and if I can't do that be­cause my fo­cus is else­where, then this is not fair on the fans or the rest of the guys in the band." Marti in­sists there are no bad feel­ings and he will al­ways look back fondly on his time in the group. He said: "I will be spend­ing more time on my solo work - per­form­ing con­certs, act­ing and my own song­writ­ing - as an artist I feel a lot more set­tled in this world. I have had a great time and loved my ca­reer with Wet Wet Wet and to me they will al­ways be the best band in the world. Marti pre­vi­ously quit the group in 1999 af­ter bat­tling with a heroin ad­dic­tion. Speak­ing about be­ing drug free, he said pre­vi­ously: "It was text­book. I couldn't func­tion with­out it. But there's no ro­man­tic side to heroin - it's no good." Fol­low­ing his first de­par­ture they dis­banded, but re­united in March 2004 and they dropped their eighth stu­dio LP 'Time­less' in 2007. As for Marti's solo ca­reer, his lat­est record 'Mys­te­ri­ous' was re­leased in March.

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