NEWS: Marti Pellow to join Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for ‘An Evening of Hope’

In a one-off Liverpool performance, presenting his most unique concert to date, hugely successful Wet Wet Wet frontman and solo artist Marti Pellow will be joined by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for ‘An Evening of Hope’ on 22nd April. The show is in memory of Bill Kenwright’s mother Hope Kenwright.

Marti and a team of leading musicians have imaginatively re-orchestrated some of musical theatre’s best loved classics, along with some much loved Marti favourites, to create an evening of pure musicality, and for one tour date only Marti will be joined by this world-class orchestra in a special Liverpool gala performance at Philharmonic Hall on 22 April 2013.

This concert marks the grand finale of Marti’s eleven date tour, with his much-anticipated return to the concert stage, which coincides with the release of his 8th solo album ‘Hope’. The concert and the album are dedicated to Hope Kenwright 1918-2012.

Marti Pellow said: “When I first met her I knew I was meeting someone very special, the clue was in her name – Hope.”

The songs are those whose stories have touched and inspired, and that have transfixed audiences over the world. They also engender for Marti one of the driving emotions of great music, great theatre and of his life – and that is “hope”.

Marti Pellow is of one of music’s most successful vocal artists. A Brit and Ivor Novello Award winner he began his career with the highly acclaimed Wet Wet Wet, which went on to become one of the most successful bands in British pop history. As both a solo artist and with Wet Wet Wet Marti has had consistent chart topping success including the 1994 single “Love Is All Around”, featured on the soundtrack to the romantic comedy, Four Weddings and a Funeral, which continues to be one of the top five highest selling singles and most played songs of all time in the UK. Marti’s solo career has included platinum selling albums. Marti has gone on to star in the West End, on Broadway, in Japan and on National Tours in shows such as Blood Brothers, The Witches of Eastwick, Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago, The War of the Worlds and coming soon Che in Evita. He also co-starred with Josh Groban in the TV and film special Chess in Concert.

The award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is the UK’s oldest surviving professional symphony orchestra and has been at the heart of Liverpool’s cultural life since 1840. The Orchestra gives approximately 70 concerts each season (September – June) in its home, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, as well as concerts in venues across the city, including Liverpool’s two cathedrals.

Fiachra Trench, one of Ireland’s top composers and arrangers will conduct. Having collaborated with musicians including Wet Wet Wet, Paul Brady, Elvis Costello, Sinéad O’Connor, Phil Lynott, Declan O’Rourke and Carmel McCreagh, he has also worked with film composing legends including Hans Zimmer on films such as ‘The House of the Spirits’, ‘The Ring’ and ‘Beyond Rangoon’.

Marti Pellow with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in ‘An Evening of Hope’
Monday 22 April, 8.00pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Tickets £32.50, £37.50, £42.50

Book in person at Philharmonic Hall box office, online at or by calling 0151 709 3789.

All profits will be donated to Hope’s Charity – The Linda McCartney Centre  


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