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Interview: Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp

posted January 26, 2015, 10:51 am by Carlita | Filed Under Editorial, Interviews, Live Show Reviews | comment Leave a Comment


Martin-Kemp

Ahh the 80’s. The beloved era of memorable fashion choices, Flock of Seagulls haircuts and synth and saxophone filled interludes. When looking back on the music of the decade, it’s no doubt Spandau Ballet left an unforgettable mark in music history with their brand of soul-tinged new wave pop. In a list of bands I wished would tour again, they’d definitely be up there. Well, Virginia, wishes do come true as Spandau Ballet began hitting the U.S. road for the first time in 30 years. For anyone that checked out their Yahoo Live stream of the concert in LA last night, viewers saw genuine excitement and appreciation to be back onstage and an unspoken familiarity that comes with being chums and bandmates for over 35 years. The set list not only included classics but a few new songs found on their greatest hits ‘The Story – The Very Best of Spandau Ballet’ newly released compilation record.

I spoke with a central piece of the Ballet brotherhood, bassist Martin Kemp recently about this new Soul Boys of The Western World tour, his acting and directing career, achieving success with his first record, near death experiences dealing with cops in Brazil and brain tumors and George Michael playing third wheel on a date with his future wife. Catch the replay of last night’s show here and visit Spandau Ballet’s site for tour tix and dates!

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