Visit hits right notes with Motherwell College students

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MUSIC students at Motherwell College were recently given an inspiring talk by the bassist of one of Scotland’s most successful bands, Wet Wet Wet - and it all happened by chance.

The students might be learning all the tricks of the trade at the Ravenscraig-based college, but thanks to Graeme Clark, they now know some of the secrets of what goes into making music.

The chance meeting took place because Graeme happened to be in the Foundry Music Lab in Motherwell recording his solo album Mr Understanding.

The students attend the recording studio for the practical side of the NQ Rock and Pop and HNC/D music courses, and during one of these sessions, the group were told to stay put as blizzards tore apart the central belt.

The students expected a long day ahead, but luckily for them Graeme took time out of his recording schedule to give them a talk about his career and the secrets behind writing hit songs - something his band are all too familiar with.

Graeme spent around an hour and a half with the students inspiring them in the process.

The artist promised to come back and hear the progression and recording of their work, and the students were delighted and set about making music straight away.

For full story and more pictures, see the March 3 edition of the Times & Speaker.