By Danielle Lappin

A SINGER, songwriter and record producer is set to return to his hometown to perform in aid of charity.

Graeme Clark, bassist for Wet Wet Wet, will perform “A Collection of Thoughts and Songs” at Clydebank Town Hall later this month.

The event will feature a personal insight into his life, music and his time within Wet Wet Wet, as well as a live performance of some of their hits and his own music.

Speaking to the Post ahead of the event on Friday, March 23 Graeme explained that he was looking forward to playing in his hometown but that it was also a pretty daunting prospect.

He said: “It’s great coming back home. I have been coming back home a lot over the last few years.

“I have been around the world, when I was young I wanted out of Clydebank but now I’m happy to come home.

“I’m apprehensive about playing at home though - playing an arena with people when you are well known is easy.

“Myself and an acoustic guitar is so different and people here will remember when I was s***.”

Graeme was contacted by event organiser Mark Barrow who asked if he would consider playing. After last year’s event, which saw Big Country perform, the show was already on Graeme’s radar and he agreed.

Although Graeme will be taking to the stage he praised the work of Mark and admitted that his job was probably more difficult.

He said: “Mark is leading it - he does all the work behind the scenes and he does an amazing job. He’s so enthusiastic despite all the work.”

Graeme was more than happy to perform at the event which will see the profits donated to Teenage Cancer Trust.

He said: “I like to support causes close to my heart and everyone at some point has been touched by the curse that is cancer.

“It is a disgusting disease and it seems particularly cruel when it’s children suffering.

“Having children makes you think, we need to look after our children.

“It’s a good cause and I will try and give back where I can.

“I’m just playing a bit of music but if it helps highlight the charity it will be worth it.”

The audience will not only hear some of the Wet Wet Wet favourites but some old and new songs written by Graeme.

Tickets for the event on Friday, March 23 in Clydebank Town Hall are priced at £14.50 and can be purchased by visiting