WET Wet Wet guitarist Graeme Clark will perform some of the band's hits during a show in Wirral next weekend.

The Glasgow-born songwriter will be joined by Wirral musician and friend Dean Johnson for the concert at Thornton Hough Village Club next Saturday, November 12, at 7.30pm.

The two will perform some of the songs they have created together and will invite the audience to help create a brand new song on the night.

Graeme said: "Dean and I were used to a routine of composing a song a day, and we developed a kind of telepathy.

"It will be interesting if we could accomplish the same live on stage with some audience participation.

"You never know, someone might come up with a phrase as catchy as I feel it in my fingers."

Wet Wet Wet’s many hits included With A Little Help From My Friends, Goodnight Girl and Love Is All Around.

The group – which also features frontman Marti Pellow, Tommy Cunningham and Neil Mitchell - formed in 1982 and sold more than 15 million singles and albums.

They featured in the UK official singles and album charts for an immense 510 weeks, and have played to more than four million people in over 25 countries around the world.

They set a record by playing ten sold out shows at Glasgow's SECC in 1995, when they were officially the most popular live act in the UK – even out-selling the Rolling Stones who were also on tour that year.

Their first single Wishing I Was Lucky was released in 1987 which 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 number one.

To mark the 20th anniversary re-release of their album Picture This the band went back on tour, which included a show at the Echo Arena in Liverpool – and returned to the studio recording new material.

In an interview with the Globe earlier this year, Graeme Clark reflected: "Picture This was our best album, it was released during a pretty heady time for us and led to Love Is All Around being number one."

Tour by tour, the band achieved a reputation as one of the best live acts produced by the UK.

On their first major tour in 1988, they played to more than 500,000 people in 40 days throughout the UK, Europe and Japan.

In 2013, their album Step By Step – The Greatest Hits, with the title track being one of three new songs that proudly sat alongside some classics from the band’s vast armoury of hits.

Looking back on their success, Graeme said: "There have been many highlights; for example, working with different producers like Nile Rodgers.

“This was an amazing thing to do."

Recalling making their break in the music business, Graeme said: "We were young, running as fast as we could and for as long as we could.

"We came from the west of Scotland, with the negative attitude of ‘we won’t last long in this business.

"But that attitude changed as we got older.

"When we went back into the studio, in a weird way it didn’t seem like 20 years since we had last done that.

"When you physically see each other in a room after all that time it’s a much more human experience."

Tickets for his show at at Thornton Hough Village Club next Saturday are from the venue on 0151 336 5778.