Spandau Ballet

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Tags: 80s new wave pop new romantic british synthpop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links: allmusic BBC Music page discogs lyrics lyrics official homepage other databases other databases social network streaming music wikidata wikipedia youtube


Evolving from a school group, the Makers, these leading UK New Romantics formed in 1979 with a line-up comprising Gary Kemp (16 October 1959, Islington, London, England; guitar), his brother Martin Kemp (b. 10 October 1961, Islington, London, England; bass), Tony Hadley (b. Anthony Patrick Hadley, 2 June 1960, Islington, London, England), John Keeble (b. 6 July 1959, Islington, London, England; drums), and Steve Norman (b. 25 March 1960, Islington, London, England; rhythm guitar/saxophone/percussion). Another school colleague, Steve Dagger, became the band’s long-standing manager. Spandau Ballet originally came to prominence as part of the new romantic scene revolving around a handful of fashionable London clubs, at which the habitués would dress in outlandish clothes and make-up. Such was the interest in this unknown band that the group was offered a contract by Island Records’ proprietor Chris Blackwell. This was rejected and, instead, the band...

Arrow Read the Full Biography of Spandau Ballet

Email alerts for products
by Spandau Ballet
Email Icon