LISTEN To An Interview With SPANDAU BALLET’S Martin Kemp on The Band’s Legendary Career and What The Future Looks Like For The Band!
Posted On 28 Jul 2015
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Having emerged from Soho’s ultra hip Blitz Club in 1979 during another economic depression, Spandau Ballet formed at school in North London before becoming the hottest unsigned band on the planet and one of the most influential British bands of all time.
Spandau went on to sell over 25 million record sales, 6 multi-platinum albums and 23 hit singles, music lovers all over the world will remember Spandau’s career highlights which spanned from their pioneering early singles “To Cut A Long Story Short” and “Chant No.1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On)”, and the globe-trotting smashes “True” , “Gold” and “Only When You Leave”.
From underground, fashion and music obsessed working class Londoners, to global superstars, the band set the pace, the styles and the sound of the 1980s. Their look and style influenced many in the fashion world and beyond. Spandau Ballet are commercially and culturally enormous.
“True” in particular has become a ‘standard’. It has been performed on N American radio 5 million and has featured in countless movies starting with the iconic high school prom dance sequence in John Hughes first movie Sixteen Candles and also in The Wedding Singer sung by Steve Buscemi, Charlie’s Angels, 50 First Dates, Crazy Stupid Love and many, many more as well as a host of TV shows including a whole episode of Modern Family centered around Spandau Ballet with Ed Norton playing a band member and in the Simpsons twice.
While on a break from touring, Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp took some time to chat with All Access about their newest music, their legendary career and what’s next for the iconic band!
Listen to the whole interview here!