HE has graced the stage in front of thousands of screaming fans in some of the most exotic locations in the world as well as selling millions of records worldwide. However, for Wet Wet Wet star Graeme Clark, he admits stepping onto a stage in a Glasgow pub and playing his own songs was some of the most nerve wracking moments in his illustrious career.

Speaking exclusively to Livebank the former Clydebank High pupil, who has launched his new EP 'Catching Fire' said: "I love playing the big shows with the rest of the guys, when there is thousands of people there but it is a whole different skill set when you are on your own.

"When you are up on stage everything is stripped back and the music has to stand on its own two feet. It is terrifying and exhilarating at the same time.

"It is always exciting putting new stuff out there and I am looking forward to it. It is a case of here we go again and I hope people enjoy it.

"Marti always says that he hopes people enjoy listening to the music as much as he had making it and I go along with that.

"But I think the overriding feeling I get though, is the self satisfaction that I am doing what I am meant to be. I am a songwriter but if you don't go out and sing your songs then you might as well do something else.

"Wet Wet Wet was a fantastic band that we put together and we were so lucky and sold millions of records but when I look back I can look back and enjoy what it was.

"But I think there is a real skill to going out and playing an acoustic guitar and singing your own songs. I have never done that before because I played the bass, not singing at the front.

"It is a massive leap from what I am used to doing but I love it."

The former bass player reckons his song writing ability has improved since he kicked - off his career in the town but he admits even though he thinks he is better, it may not guarantee him success.

He added: "I would say I am a better writer now than I was when I started my career but you have to remember that pop music is really for young people and so being a better writer doesn't make you appeal to a lot of people.

"I just write the best song that I can that is appealing to me and I hope it is not to far from what people will like. I think I am certainly more experienced certainly but the jury is out if I am a better like it. We will see if people like it and come to the show and that will be the acid test.

"Being up there on your own is a completely different skill to being in the band because you are under the microscope.

"You would have thought I would have been a good musician by now but I feel that I can always improve and that is what I hope to do."

* Graeme will be playing his new music in the Glad Cafe in Glasgow on Friday, April 12. Tickets are still available from the venue or at www.graemeclark.co.uk