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Gary Kemp

Gary Kemp (born 16 October 1959, in Islington, London) is an English pop artist who was the leader and chief songwriter for the 1980s New Romantic band Spandau Ballet. His brother Martin Kemp played bass guitar in the band. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Islington is an inner-city district in north London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the Queen (King) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 967 AD  Area  -  Total 130,395 km²  50,346 sq mi  Population  -  2007 estimate... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... This article cites very few or no references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... Spandau Ballet were a popular English band in the 1980s. ... Martin John Kemp (born 10 October 1961), brother of Gary Kemp, is an English actor and former pop musician. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is an electrically-amplified string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ...


Later career

Following the demise of the band, Kemp became an actor, winning rave reviews for his performance as Ronald Kray in The Krays (1991). Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... The Krays is a 1990 film based on the lives and crimes of the British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, twins who are often referred to as The Krays. ...


He was married to actress Sadie Frost (the couple divorced in 1997) with whom he had one son, Finlay Munro (born 1990). Kemp is now married to costume designer Lauren Barber with whom he has another son Milo Wolf. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Costume designer is a cinema term which refers to a person whose responsibilty is to design costumes for a movie or stage production. ...


Kemp released the folk inspired Little Bruises album in 1995, his only solo album, but he has written songs with a number of other writers for other artists including American soap star, Jacob Young. Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the other definitions that Folk music is now considered... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... “Megastar” redirects here. ... Is a mac nazi and likes Pr0n! ...


He has also written two productions with Guy Pratt for the stage: "Bedbug" which was performed in a variety of venues during the Shell Connections Youth Drama Festival in 2004; and "A Terrible Beauty" which is based on the life of William Butler Yeats & Maude Gonne. Guy Pratt is a well-known session bassist and also a songwriter, actor and comedian. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... W.B. Yeats in Dublin on 24 January 1908. ... Maud Gonne MacBride (December 21, 1866 – April 27, 1953) was an English-born Irish revolutionary, feminist and actress, best remembered for her turbulent relationship with William Butler Yeats. ...


Songs from "A Terrible Beauty" are now available to hear on his official site (see links below).


Filmography

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Gary Kemp may be best known as the founder member and songwriter of the Eighties group, Spandau Ballet, but over the last decade has also proved to be a successful solo performer, film and theatre actor.
The gallery includes photographs of Gary from his days in Spandau Ballet, as well as screen shots from his films.
There are interviews with Gary, a review of his highly successful run in the critically acclaimed comedy “Art” and also links to some Spandau Ballet related sites.
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