Take A Letter Miss Jones - Marti Pellow - Sentimental Me
Label: Rhino Records - 51442 8137 2 • Format: CD Album • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz, Pop • Style: Swing, Vocal
He was the lead singer of the Scottish pop group Wet Wet Wet from their formation in until their first split inand again from their reformation in to their second split in He has also recorded albums as a solo artist, and performed as an actor in musical theatre productions in both the West End and on Broadway.
Pellow's first exposure to music occurred around the age of 7. He would listen to his mother's Barras -bought 8-track record collection of Burt Bacharach and Hal Davidbut it was the soul genre of the selection that drew him in. Early Marvin Gaye and, especially, Sam Cooke captivated him. He then discovered live music. That's for me.
When he told his father about the direction he wanted his life to take, he was less than enthusiastic. What's wrong with getting out there and getting an apprenticeship? I'm a builderyour grandfather was a builder, your great-grandfather was a shipbuilder.
Wheels On The Bus - Various - Wheels on the Bus do you want to be a musician for? Inat the age of seventeen, McLachlan, who was training to be a painter and decoratorformed a band with three friends from Clydebank High School in his hometown. Pellow enjoyed success with Wet Wet Wet throughout the late s and s. However, in drummer Tommy Cunningham left the band over a royalties dispute and its success waned immediately.
Pellow was by this time addicted to Rimini - Jovanotti - Safari. On finally overcoming his addiction, he stated: "It was textbook. I couldn't function without it. But there's no romantic side to heroin — it's no good. Pellow left Wet Wet Wet in Mayeffectively disbanding the group. Pellow began his career as a solo artist in association with Chris Difford of Squeeze. The two met while they were in admittance to The Priory in March In NovemberPellow began his first solo tour.
On 4 Junehe released "Close to You" from his debut solo album, Smile. A further single, "I've Been Around the World", Take A Letter Miss Jones - Marti Pellow - Sentimental Me released that November; towards the end of the year he embarked on a seven-date tour the Smile Tour around Britain.
This led to him, inbeing offered the part of Billy Flynn, the lawyer in the musical Chicago in London's West End and, inon Broadway. At the end of Junethe reformed band went to a secret location to record tracks for a new album and to prepare for a UK tour. Pellow went on tour during October and November to support the album, with a helping hand from regular Wets contributor Graeme Duffin.
These gigs were followed in April by the release of his jazz album, Sentimental Meon Rhino Records UKcontaining well-known jazz songs he sang at the above-mentioned gigs and a self-penned song, as well as an accompanying tour throughout the UK. From late August until early May he was playing the Take A Letter Miss Jones - Marti Pellow - Sentimental Me role in a revival of the musical The Witches of Eastwick.
In MayPellow released his fourth studio album, entitled Devil and the Monkeyto coincide wzrdryAV - Pacific Greyscale a seven-date arena tour with George Benson, performing songs from his new album as well as hits from his solo and Wet Wet Wet career.
The conductor for the show was Fiachra Trencha previous collaborator. It showcased songs from his year career, both with the band and from his work in musical theatre. The New Generation.
Pellow appeared as Che Guevara in Evita on tour around the UK inand subsequently reprised the role in a limited-run West End production of the musical from 15 September at the Dominion Theatre. In OctoberPellow's then-ex-bandmates attended his mother's funeral, a show of support that touched the grieving frontman. I remember my mother once saying, 'Maybe Wet Wet Wet will get Take A Letter Miss Jones - Marti Pellow - Sentimental Me together again one day'.
She must have had a wee vision. I'd never closed the chapter on the band; I'd always left the door open. Pellow supports Rangers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Close to You Marti Pellow song. Marti Pellow. Main article: Wet Wet Wet. Marti Pellow's official website. Archived from the original on 17 February Retrieved 15 January BBC News. Retrieved 12 May Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 27 July Official Charts Company.
Retrieved 14 April Retrieved 15 April British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 24 September Other musicians Graeme Duffin Discography.
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