Widely regarded as one the pioneers and most successful New Romantic bands to date, Spandau Ballet characterised the British New Wave 80s era with their synth-pop hits which span chart toppers such as “To Cut A Long Story Short”, “Gold” and their top 10 American hit “True”. The band formed in London in the late 70’s and saw a line-up constituting of the Kemp Brothers, Gary and Martin who played Guitar and bass respectively, vocalist Tony Hadley, drummer John Keeble and Steve Norman who played rhythm and percussion.
The band where sonically inspired by synthesised dance-pop but later into 1983 and 84, rebranded themselves as a stylish balled and soul group. They experienced great highs with the chart topping success of their singles “Gold”, “instinction” and “Lifeline” whilst it is speculated that failing to reach great levels of commercial success in the American market led to the original 5-piece’s disbandment in the 1990. The band have had eight UK top 10 albums, including three greatest hits compilations and an album of re-recorded material, and following a reunion in the late naughty’s, have continued to tour the UK and beyond.