Scottish band Wet Wet Wet will help music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins kick off their 40th Birthday festivities this year with a special, intimate performance at Koko in London on Wednesday 20th May.

The band, who have sold in excess of 15 million records whilst notching up over thirty UK chart hits including three number 1’s, has a long history with Nordoff Robbins dating back to when they received an O2 Silver Clef Award for new music in 1988.

They went on to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in 1992 in aid of Nordoff Robbins, which subsequently opened a much needed library at their London-based music therapy centre in 1993 thanks to the funds raised. The band have since been staunch supporters and have decided to mark the longevity of their relationship with Nordoff Robbins with this very special show.

Marti Pellow, lead singer of Wet Wet Wet said: “We get to do two things we love – play live to our fans and support a charity we have believed in since day one. The work Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy does is special and it works. They are so dedicated and we wanted to wish them happy birthday by putting on this show.”

Drummer Tommy Cunningham added “Music has given us a lot in life, and it’s great to be able to use music to give something back, we are very proud of our association with Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.”

The band are a renowned live act having played to over four million people across 25 countries and although they are normally seen performing in massive arenas, the smaller surroundings of the Koko gig will allow fans to get a lot closer than normal. With a massive catalogue of much loved songs including Julia Says, Somewhere Somehow, Sweet Little Mystery and Goodnight Girl, this is a chance to see how the band earned their reputation as one of the most powerful live artists around.

To book your tickets, visit www.kililive.com.

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