Wet Wet Wet
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF POPPED IN SOULED OUT
Bursting onto the scene in 1987, Wet Wet Wet are undoubtedly a musical phenomenon. With an incredible back catalogue of songs including three UK No.1’s – ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’; ‘Goodnight Girl’; and ‘Love Is All Around’, the Glasgow lads have made an incredible impact with their music over the years, making them one of the most successful bands in British pop history.
Their first single ‘Wishing I Was Lucky’ quickly entered the charts, starting a phenomenal run of 27 Top 40 hits. The debut album ‘Popped in Souled Out’ followed and it too burst into the charts hitting No.1. The singles and albums flowed with their recording success being punctuated by a string of awards worldwide. They have sold in excess of 15 million singles and albums to date, featured in the UK official singles and album charts for over an immense 500 weeks.
The band (Graeme Clark, Tommy Cunningham, Neil Mitchell, and Marti Pellow) have played to more than four million people in dozens of countries around the world. The band love performing live and have earned the reputation as one of the best live acts produced by the UK, having performed to more than 4 million people in over 25 countries around the world.
2017 will see them celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut number 1 hit album ‘Popped In Souled Out’ by releasing a 5 disk super deluxe edition that includes unreleased and rare material along with many extras. The band will be performing tracks from their classic debut at Rochester Castle as well as their greatest hits from over the past three decades.
When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet…
Two years later, singers Dave Hemingway and Alison Wheeler, alongside life long members Damon Butcher (keys), Gaz Birtles (sax) and Tony Robinson (trumpet), came out of retirement and formed the 9 piece band, The South.
And so The South embarked on their journey. Celebrating the Beautiful South legacy and great songs of their own, the band continues performing the classic songs including: A Little Time - the number one single, Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her. All performed again live, these songs span an impressive 20 year career starting way back in 1989!
Their live show promises to continue to celebrate and perform the classic Beautiful South songs along with songs from The South's debut album 'Sweet Refrains’ and maybe even new material in the future too.
Emma’s sound is a fusion of catchy pop melodies and folk instrumentation with country elements. Her voice is emotive, clear and effortless with a touch of country and an audible joyful smile. She says: “My music is all written from my heart and soul to convey beautiful messages based on feelings of loss, happiness, nature, my love for the ocean and my love for people”.
With almost three million Spotify plays and over a million video views, the increasing popularity of this uniquely versatile artist (who counts BBC’s Chris Evans and the late Sir Terry Wogan amongst her fans) is undeniable. emmastevensmusic.com
There are a number of ways you can get here to experience what Castle Concerts has to offer. An overview of travel options and help is listed below:
There is no parking directly on site, however there are a number of pay and display (coin operated) car parks located near by.There is a free of charge coach park located in nearby Corporation Street, and a coach drop off point at the rear of the visitor information centre.
Rochester station is a short walk from the venue (less than 5 minutes). Strood station is approximately a 10 minute walk from the venue, over Rochester Bridge. Click here to visit South Eastern's website.
Services in Rochester are operated by Arriva and Nu Venture. Alight in Corporation Street within a short distance of the castle.
Postcode: ME1 1SW
A range of hot and cold snacks are available in the castle gardens. Two bars, selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, will be open during the concerts. They will close 30 minutes before the end of each concert.
PLEASE NOTE: Food and drink is permitted in the venue but no glass items.
Gates will open at 5pm for Tuesday to Friday concerts. Gates will open at 3pm for Proms (Saturday). At these times the venue will be open to ticket holders only.
Reasonably sized collapsible chairs will be allowed into the castle gardens. A limited number of seats will be available and issued on a first come, first served basis.
Toilets are available within the castle grounds. No barbecues or gas cylinders will be permitted under any circumstances. No dogs (except guide dogs) or other pets will be admitted.