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After 20 years as a cornerstone of the highly successful Wet Wet Wet production and song-writing phenomenon - which saw a line of 30 hits including 3 number 1's over that period - you'd think that Graeme Clark would be ready to take it easy for a while. But, there always was much more to Graeme and to him, sitting around is quite simply an alien concept.
Over the past 7 years Graeme has been involved in a number of collaborative efforts writing songs and music for various people and projects as well as giving others the benefits of experience in the form of advice and direction.
Throughout this period there's been a growing recognition that he also wants to do his own thing. "Writing and producing for other people is always difficult. You have to try to fit into their way of thinking and of performing" he says.
No surprise then, that there's been a gradual but inevitable drift towards Graeme writing songs for his own use. This year sees Graeme recording and performing his own material - a collection of songs written with an eclectic mix of people he's come to know over the years - to audiences up and down the country.
Naturally, it's a world away from the arena sell-outs The Wets have flourished in. But it's an intimate environment that demands no less skill or talent. Either way, it keeps Graeme close to his first loves - writing songs and performing music in front of an audience.
Welcome to the world of GC.