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Martin Kemp's New Romantics

Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet presents a three hour musical journey through the New Romantic era and beyond, from the late 70s throughout the early 80s.

Martin Kemp from Spandau Ballet presents a three hour musical journey through the New Romantic era of the 80s and beyond.

Starting with his own 70s musical influences, Martin then dives head first into the New Romantic scene that Spandau Ballet were such a crucial part of, celebrating the music, fashion and personalities that emerged from London clubs Billy's, The Blitz, Le Beat Route, The Mud Club, as well as Birmingham, Cardiff and Basildon, and their impact on the British and international pop scene of the early 80s.

Guests include founding Visage member, Blitz promoter and DJ Rusty Egan, Blitz Kid and broadcaster Robert Elms, promoter and Blue Rondo founder Chris Sullivan, alternative club scene legend Princess Julia, journalist and author Paul Simper and ex-Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey, currently of Shakespears Sister.

With further contributions from DJ Mark Moore (S'Express / Mud Club) and Playground DJ Fat Tony.

2 hours, 56 minutes

Last on

Mon 27 May 2019 14:00

Music Played

  • Generation X

    Your Generation

    • Chrysalis.
  • Rich Kids

    Rich Kids

  • Sparks

    The Number One Song In Heaven

    • The Best Of.
    • Curb.
  • Rusty Egan & Princess Julia

    • Iggy Pop

      The Passenger

    • Roxy Music

      Dance Away

    • The Human League

      Empire State Human

    • Visage

      Fade To Grey

  • David Bowie

    Ashes to Ashes

    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • Gary Numan

    Are Friends Electric?

    Performer: Tubeway Army.
    • Our Friends Electric (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • Spandau Ballet

    To Cut A Long Story Short

  • Soft Cell

    Tainted Love

  • Beverley Glick aka Betty Page

    • Visage

      Mind Of A Toy (snippet)

    • The Human League

      Sound Of The Crowd (snippet)

    • Duran Duran

      Planet Earth

  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Enola Gay

  • Eurythmics

    Who's That Girl

  • Siobhan Fahey & Paul Simper

    • Kraftwerk

      The Model

    • Culture Club

      Time (Clock Of The Heart)

  • Wham!

    Young Guns (Go For It!)

    • Wham - The Best Of Wham!.
    • Epic.
  • Sade

    Your Love Is King

    • The Greatest Love Vol.2 (Various).
    • Telstar.
    • 1.
  • Spandau Ballet

    Chant No.1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On)

  • DJ Mark Moore

    • Vicious Pink

      Cccan't You See (French Version) (snippet)

    • The Barry Gray Orchestra

      Theme from Joe 90 (snippet)

    • Malcolm McLaren

      Buffalo Gals

  • Heaven 17


    • Now 1983 - The Millennium Series.
    • Now.
  • ABC

    The Look Of Love

    • And Then She Kissed Me Vol.1 (Various.
    • Debutante.
  • Robert Elms & Chris Sullivan

    • The Valentine Brothers

      Money's Too Tight To Mention

    • Blue Rondo à la Turk


    • Sade

      When Am I Going To Make A Living

    • Tom Tom Club

      Wordy Rappinghood

  • Depeche Mode

    Just Can't Get Enough

    • Me Without You O.S.T. - Various.
    • Columbia.
  • Billy Idol

    Eyes Without A Face

    • Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various).
    • Disky.
  • Spandau Ballet