IT may have been almost 30 years since Wet Wet Wet's arrival on the music scene but from the moment they walked out on the Bournemouth stage, it was clear time has done nothing to diminish the band's appeal.

Frontman Marti Pellow was on dazzling form – he is still every inch the seductive showman and he led the band through their back catalogue of greatest hits in spectacular style.

Their songs form a soundtrack to so many people's formative years yet they sound as fresh and vibrant now as ever.

To my mind, their earliest hits like Sweet Little Mystery, Temptation, Angel Eyes and Wishing I Was Lucky are still the best and they drew the biggest response from the audience. I felt slightly disappointed by the abridged version of Temptation but there was no time to dwell on it as the Wets rattled through their set list.

And there were plenty of other highlights – a beautiful acoustic set that showcased Marti's faultless vocals, a sweet and soulful Julia Says and power-packed renditions of East of the River and Lip Service.

A simple backdrop featured photos of the band in their heyday and added to the nostalgic feel of the evening. But the focus was firmly on Marti, Graeme, Graham, Tom and Neil and the sheer talent that has given them such incredible staying power.

To no-one's surprise the night ended with their record-breaking chart-topper Love Is All Around, which saw everyone on their feet, swaying and just a little bit emotional. Let's hope they are back in Bournemouth soon.