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Thousands of fans enjoy the Wet Wet Wet concert at Rochester Castle

By Lynn Cox

Thousands of music fans were entertained at Rochester Castle last night and never got Wet, Wet Wet.

However, more than 4,000 did dance and jig around the castle grounds to the sounds of the band led by front man, Marti Pellow.

The love was all around the grounds as the band performed their set in front of delighted fans.

The crowds at Rochester Castle
The crowds at Rochester Castle

The gig, which was a sell out, also saw the crowd fall in love with support act singer, Emma Stevens, who warmed up the crowds with some country music and got them singing along to Elvis’s classic, I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.

Singer-songwriter Emma did a good job of getting the crowd in the mood until The South came on about 7.30pm to sing their classic Beautiful South tracks, but they also performed some new material.

The South.
The South.

Of course, perfectly, the band ended their set with the well known hit, Perfect 10, with the audience loving every minute of it.

And when the main act came on at 9pm the thousands of women in the crowd swooned over Scottish front man Marti Pellow as he strutted his stuff on the stage.

At many point during the band’s set he sweetly surrendered to the lower level of the stage to get close to his adoring fans.

The Wet Wet Wet concert was a hit.
The Wet Wet Wet concert was a hit.

The band performed for more than an hour performing their hit tracks before it was time to say good night girl and finish off their set.

The UK chart topping group went off at 10.30pm but treated fans to a final encore after screaming fans bombarded them with cheers so they came back on and performed the one everyone had been waiting for, 1995 hit, Love is All Around.

The whole set saw the crowns dancing on their feet the entire time and everyone stayed dry in the great weather and went home on a high.

Marti Pellow strutting his stuff on stage.
Marti Pellow strutting his stuff on stage.

It has been a record year for the Castle Concerts with all but The Proms concert selling out.

Tomorrow will see The Magic of Motown Soul Party on stage, featuring the music of artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and the Temptations.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will return to Rochester Castle for the usual spectacular finale on Saturday, July 15.

The orchestra will be joined by tenor Jonathan Antoine, who shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent in 2012, and soprano Laura Wright who has sung for the Queen.

To buy tickets for any of the Castle Concerts, visit www.thecastleconcerts.co.uk or call 01634 338338.

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