Spandau Ballet

Full names: Tony Hadley, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Steve Norman and John Keeble
Career highlights: They were one of the most successful bands of the 1980s, achieving ten Top Ten singles and four Top Ten albums in the UK between 1980 and 1990. The band split acrimoniously in 1990 but announced their reunion in March 2009, complete with a tour that began in October 2009.
Charting single: 'True' and 'Gold'

Recommended Tracks:


True Only when you leave
Communication Highly Strung
Lifeline I'll Fly for you

Key Facts:

  • Spandau Ballet formed in 1976 with the name 'The Cut'
  • They were inspired by the New Romantic fashion, their music has featured a mixture of funk, jazz, soul and synthpop.
  • Spandau Ballet split up in 1990, but later reunited in March 2009 and started their tour in October 2009.
  • Gary Kemp and Martin Kemp established themselves as credible actors in the gangster film, 'The Krays'.
  • Martin Kemp later went on to act in Eastenders, whilst Gary Kemp went on to appear in 'Body Guard with Whitney Houston and Tony Hadley tried to establish himself as a solo artists.