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Gary Kemp: "Close To The Edge and Foxtrot were watershed moments."

When Nick Mason announced his live project Saucerful Of Secrets in early 2018, there was a collective ‘WHAT?!’ from Pink Floyd fans seeing one name in particular in the line-up: Gary Kemp. What the hell did this former Spandau Ballet pop star and actor know about Floyd, or Syd Barrett, or psychedelic and progressive rock?
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Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp on the Lasting Influence of David Bowie and the 70s Glam Rock Scene

Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp on How Pink Floyd & David Bowie Inspired A New Solo LP. Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp jumps on the line with Kyle Meredith to talk about his new solo album, INSOLO. The musician/actor tells us how playing in Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason’s new band was the impetus for doing a new album and finding himself looking back at his coming-of-age years for inspiration in both the music and lyrics. In fact, Kemp name-checks David Bowie, 10CC, and Paul McCartney’s Wings as definite touch-points, and goes on to discuss his thoughts on 70s songwriters and why we keep coming back to those songs.
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Gary Kemp: ‘I went to an antiques shop with my first Spandau Ballet pay cheque’

Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about Interiors news. I grew up in a working-class house in Islington, living on one floor of a building, sharing an outside loo with two families and an old lady who lived downstairs. Everything was on the HP; we owned nothing but the cat. That was my culture. But I was also culturally aspirational. I did a lot of reading as a kid and I got really into architecture and furniture design. It started with Charles Rennie Mackintosh, then I went a bit further back to William Morris and the arts and crafts and aesthetic movements.
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Martin and Gary Kemp: 'Most brothers in music seem to hate each other'

I’m trying to think of a more surreal experience than interviewing the Kemp brothers by Zoom – maybe seeing them together in real life?. Gary only asked Martin to be in Spandau Ballet because his younger brother (Gary is 60; Martin is 58) was the most handsome person he knew, and it remains the case that Martin looks the more polished and defined, like a CGI’d Gary. They sound the same, yet, even without looking, you can always tell who is talking. There is something practised yet intimate about their fraternal dynamic; always at pains not to exclude the outsider, they bring you in by constantly ribbing each other. “Martin, I’m sorry, you’ve come on, but I’m talking about my new album, so we haven’t got time to say hello,” Gary opens, but I suspect them throughout of communicating with one another telepathically.
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