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Tony Hadley (born Anthony Patrick Hadley, 2 June 1960, Islington, London) is an English pop singer who fronted the 1980s New Romantic band Spandau Ballet. is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 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 No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... A singer is a musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... This article does not cite any 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. ...

The group disbanded in 1989, after their final studio album, Heart Like a Sky, failed to live up to the critical and commercial success of their earlier albums, such as True. As a matter of fact Heart Like A Sky was not even released in the United States. In April 1999 Hadley, along with fellow band members Steve Norman and John Keeble failed in their attempt to sue Gary Kemp for a share of his royalties, as the band's principal songwriter. A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... True was the third studio album by British New Romantic band Spandau Ballet, released in 1983. ... Steve Norman is a British pop musician who played saxophone for the 1980s New Romantic band Spandau Ballet. ... John Keeble (born 6 July 1959, in London) is a British pop artist, who was the drummer with the 1980s New Romantic band, Spandau Ballet. ... 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. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ...

After Spandau Ballet disbanded, Hadley pursued a solo career with considerably less success, signing to EMI and recording his first album The State of Play. After leaving EMI, Hadley formed his own record company SlipStream Records and his first release was to be the single "Build Me up" from the film When Saturday Comes. Shortly after that, in December 1996 Hadley embarked on an orchestral tour of Europe along with Joe Cocker, Paul Michiels, Dani Klein and Guo Yue, playing to 500,000 people in six weeks. In music, solo means to play or sing alone. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Brook Green in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based on Charing Cross Road, London. ... “Sound recorder” redirects here. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... When Saturday Comes is a film starring Sean Bean and Emily Lloyd. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A classical music concert in the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2005 A concert is a live performance, usually of music, before an audience. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... Joe Cocker (born John Robert Cocker, 20 May 1944, Sheffield) is an English rock/blues singer who came to popularity in the 1960s, and is most known for his gritty voice, and his cover versions of popular songs. ... Paul Michiels (b. ...

On his return from that tour, Hadley signed a joint deal with PolyGram TV and released his next solo album which included covers and songs that were chosen to match his voice. The album also featured some of his own self penned songs such as "She", the song that Hadley wrote for his daughter, Toni. He is the father of four children: Thomas, Toni and Mackenzie by his wife, Leonie, and Zara (born 21 December 2006) by his girlfriend, Alison Evers. Hadley split from Leonie in 2003 after twenty years of marriage. PolyGram was the name from 1972 of the major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... A song is a relatively short musical composition. ... The human voice consists of sound made by a human using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying and screaming. ...

To plug the gap between studio albums, Hadley also released a live album recorded in just one night at the club Ronnie Scott's in Birmingham, called Obsession. // Many successful recording artists release at least one live album at some point during their career. ... Ronnie Scott (left) with Tubby Hayes. ... Birmingham (pron. ...

He also collaborated in the past and present with various dance acts and DJs such as Tin Tin Out, Eddie Lock, Marc et Claude, Reggie Penxton (Milk Inc.) and the Disco Bros., and played alongside musicians such as Alice Cooper, Paul Young, Jon Anderson, and Brian May. Hadley's permanent band line up features John Keeble (drums), Phil Taylor (keyboards), Phil Williams (bass guitar), Richie Barrett (guitar), and Angie Grant on backing vocals. All these musicians featured on his third studio album Lobsters and Limousines. For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Tin Tin Out is a UK electronic dance music duo comprised of Darren Stokes and Lindsay Edwards. ... Milk Inc. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948), is a rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans four decades. ... Paul Antony Young, better known as Paul Young (born 17 January 1956) is an English pop artist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Brian Harold May, CBE, BSc, DSc, ARCS, FRAS, (born July 19, 1947) is a virtuoso[1][2][3][4] guitarist best known as the lead guitarist and backing, sometimes lead, vocalist for the English rock band Queen. ... Bass drum made from wood, rope, and cowskin A drum is a musical instrument in the percussion group that can be large, technically classified as a membranophone. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A backing vocalist or backing singer (or, especially in the U.S., backup singer or sometimes background singer) is a singer who sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, other backing vocalists, or alone but not singing the lead. ...

Hadley was also the subject of some newfound respect in the 2000s, rooted in an "ironic" appreciation for his old group Spandau Ballet; John Darnielle of the indie folk rock group The Mountain Goats wrote about his admiration for Hadley's vocal strengths. The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... John Darnielle is an American musician, best known as the primary (and often solitary) member of the American folk-rock band The Mountain Goats. ... The Mountain Goats is the name of prolific American singer-songwriter John Darnielles long-running musical project. ...

In 2003, Hadley was the winner of the ITV reality television series, Reborn in the USA appearing alongside Elkie Brooks, Peter Cox and Leee John. It has been suggested that Channel 3 (UK) be merged into this article or section. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and features ordinary people instead of professional actors. ... Reborn in the USA, was a 2003 ITV reality TV show, in which ten former British pop acts were transported to the USA, where they were not known, in the hope of reviltalising their music career. ... Elkie Brooks (born Elaine Bookbinder, 25 February 1945, in Salford) is a British singer, formerly a vocalist with Vinegar Joe, and later a solo artist. ... Go West are a British pop group. ... Leee John was born John Lesley McGregor in Hackney of St Lucian descent. ...

Hadley recently had a busy performing schedule and recently toured with both Peter Cox (Go West) and Martin Fry (ABC). He released a jazz-swing album in 2006, and travelled on a "by request" tour from March to May 2006. This was followed by a big band tour in late the same year. Go West are an English pop duo. ... Martin Fry (born 9 March 1958, in Manchester) is the lead singer of the band ABC. Just The Two Of Us Martin Fry appeared in the BBC Television programme Just The Two Of Us in February 2006. ... ABC is an English New Romantic band that charted eleven Top 40 singles between 1981 and 1990. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States around the start of the 20th century. ... Swing music, also known as swing jazz, is a form of jazz music that developed during the 1920s and had solidified as a distinctive style by 1935 in the United States. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from 1935 until the late 1940s. ...

Since the end of January 2007, Hadley has been performing in the West End musical "Chicago" as crooked lawyer Billy Flynn at the Cambridge Theatre. Hadley took over from ex-Emmerdale actor Ian Kelsey, and will feature from 29 January to 14 April 2007. Chicago is a musical, based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins. ... Billy Flynn, Jr. ... Jerry Springer – The Opera at the Cambridge Theatre The Cambridge Theatre in London is a modern theatre, facing Seven Dials, built using steel and concrete and is notable for its elegant and clean lines of design. ... Emmerdale (known as Emmerdale Farm until November 1989) is an award winning and critically acclaimed British television soap opera, set in the fictional village of the same name (known as Beckindale until 1994) in West Yorkshire, England. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Ian Kelsey (born 17th December 1966) hails from York in Yorkshire. ...

Hadley stated on the television show Loose Women (22 February 2007) that he is 6'4" and 17 and a half stone.[1]. Loose Women is an ITV daytime programme which started in 1999, in which a panel of four women talk about topical issues and interview celebrity guests. ...


  1. ^ http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007000789,00.html

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Tony Hadley (born 2 June 1960) is a British pop singer who fronted the 1980s New Romantic band Spandau Ballet.
After Spandau Ballet disbanded in 1989, Hadley pursued a solo career with considerably less success.
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