Martin Kemp says buying discs after Spandau Ballet split made him ‘sick’


Martin Kemp stated that he could not buy records for eight years after his band Spandau Ballet divisive, because it made him feel “physically ill”.

The musician was on the lineup from the formation of the British group in 1979 until their disbandment in 1990, after which Kemp pursued an acting career.

The new wave group reunited in 2009 for a world tour and continued to perform together in the following years, until disbanding again in 2019.

“When Spandau Ballet split in 1990, I had about eight years without even buying a record because it made me feel physically exhausted,” he said. Radio Times.

“In Spandau it was just one argument after another. We will go from arguing to being best friends to arguing. It’s been an experiment for the past few years. ”

In the same interview, Kemp talked about the lessons he learned while filming the new BBC Two show Rock Will Me Drop, where amateur musicians over the age of 64 can audition for him and co-host Lady Lehurr.

If successful, they will form two rock bands, who will have the opportunity to perform at the Isle of Wight festival.

“[It] Remember how exciting the music business can be,” Kemp said. “It’s about achieving your dreams and having fun.”

Spandau Ballet reunited in 2009 before disbanding again in 2019


Kemp also admitted he struggled when he had to turn down hopeful contestants: “I’m an emotional guy, but I cried more when I saw everyone’s achievement.

“However, the hardest, saddest, and darkest side of the show was telling people they didn’t make it because it would probably be the last chance they had. I was amazed at how much it hurt.”

Rock Till We Drop premieres March 1 at 9pm on BBC Two.

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