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Rockonteurs with Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt

84 EpisodesProduced by Gary Kemp and Guy PrattWebsite

Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music.Presented by Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, who wrote and performed megahits like ‘Gold’ and ‘True’, and Guy Pratt, a bass player who shaped songs for the likes of Madonna and Pink Floyd, you’ll hear exclusive stories of life on the … read more

84 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

S2E19: Kenney Jones

May 14th, 2022

1:08:41

This week Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt welcome a true Mod legend to the show. How many people can say they’ve been in one great band let alone three! Well, Kenney Jones can! Drummer for The Small Faces, Faces and The Who, …

S2E18: Neil Finn

May 7th, 2022

1:05:29

This week on Rockonteurs join Gary and Guy as they continue their UK tour and still manage to find time to catch up with the great Neil Finn on the line from New Zealand! It’s a globetrotting episode this week. Neil is …

S2E17: David Arnold

April 30th, 2022

1:15:00

This week Gary and Guy take a moment out from their tour with Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets to chat to Grammy Award winning composer David …

S2E16: Nick Mason 2

April 23rd, 2022

44:35

It’s a special Rockonteurs on the Road this week. Joining Guy and Gary backstage as the Saucerful of Secrets tour continues around the UK is the …

S2E15: Derek Shulman

April 16th, 2022

1:04:38

This week on Rockonteurs, Guy and Gary are joined by record executive, singer, songwriter and lead vocalist with Gentle Giant, Derek Shulman.

In a …

S2E14: Jim Kerr

April 9th, 2022

1:17:31

This week on Rockonteurs we welcome Jim Kerr from Simple Minds. Chatting to Gary and Guy about his incredible career and those decade defining hits! Settle in for some fascinating musical conversation. This is the very …

S2E13: Rick Astley

April 2nd, 2022

1:17:59

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy are joined by Rick Astley. Rick is a renaissance man, having started his career in the 80’s when he was discovered by the pop powerhouse team of Stock, Aitken and Waterman. That …

S2E12: Mike Campbell

March 27th, 2022

55:09

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt chat to Mike Campbell. Mike was a long-time member of Tom Petty’s band ‘The Heartbreakers’ and …

S2E11: Simon Le Bon

March 20th, 2022

1:11:16

This week on Rockonteurs we welcome Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon to the podcast. There is so much to enjoy from this episode including Simon’s passion for new music, his origins with Duran Duran, touring with David Bowie, …

S2E10: Justin Hayward

March 13th, 2022

1:09:05

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt chat to the charming Justin Hayward. Justin is the singer and songwriter with the Moody Blues and …

S2E9: Labi Siffre

March 6th, 2022

1:05:52

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy chat to singer, songwriter, musician and poet Labi Siffre.

In a timely and moving conversation, Labi chats openly about his career, his loves and his losses. He’s written some …

S2E8: Kelly Jones

February 27th, 2022

1:03:05

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy are joined by Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones. Armed with some incredible stories, a tremendous back catalogue of hits, and famous fans ranging from Bowie, Daltrey, Noel and …

S2E7: Hugh Padgham

February 20th, 2022

1:06:04

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy chat to one of the UK’s finest record producers, the 4 x Grammy Award-winning Hugh Padgham. Chances are Hugh …

S2E6: Kevin Rowland

February 13th, 2022

1:13:08

This week we welcome the beautiful Kevin Rowland to Rockonteurs. In an open, honest and funny conversation about life fronting Dexys Midnight …

S2E5: Graham Coxon

February 6th, 2022

1:02:52

This week Gary and Gary chat to the charming and hugely talented Graham Coxon. Graham has an extensive career as a solo artist producing a stunning …

S2E4: Miles Kane

January 30th, 2022

51:30

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy chat to Miles Kane. His new album Change The Show is out now and is an excellent listen. We chat influences, his approach to song writing, his relationship and work with Alex …

S2E3: Steve Hackett

January 23rd, 2022

58:39

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt are like kids in a candy store as they get to talk to a guitar hero. We are delighted to welcome Steve Hackett to the podcast. From his early influences, to his PROG …

S2E2: Andy Bell

January 16th, 2022

56:13

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt chat to the excellent Andy Bell from Erasure.

Erasure were one of the biggest artists of the 80’s and 90’s with 24 Top 40 singles and selling 28 million albums worldwide. …

S2E1: Curt Smith

January 9th, 2022

55:30

This week Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt return for Series 2 of Rockonteurs. Joining the podcast this week we speak to Curt Smith from Tears For Fears. The band return with their first new album in 18 years, The Tipping Point …

S1E65: Jamie Cullum

December 19th, 2021

1:02:17

This week, it’s our final show of the year and Guy and Gary chat to the ever excellent Jamie Cullum about his career and his stunning Christmas album …

S1E64: Shel Talmy

December 12th, 2021

51:29

This week on the podcast, Guy and Gary chat to one of the men who shaped the sound of the 60’s – the legendary producer Shel Talmy

Shel produced hits like ‘You Really Got Me’ for The Kinks and ‘My Generation’ for The …

S1E63: The Anchoress

December 5th, 2021

58:31

‘The Art of Losing’ is one of the best albums of the year and we are delighted to welcome Catherine Anne Davies aka The Anchoress to our podcast.

This album has been winning praise from across the industry and fans …

S1E62: Rick Wakeman

November 28th, 2021

1:26:09

This week on Rockonteurs we sit down and chat with Rick Wakeman. He embodies everything this show is all about, great stories from great artists about great songs! We love him and barely scratch the surface on his …

S1E61: Arthur Baker

November 21st, 2021

57:34

This week on the show, Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt chat to the acclaimed producer Arthur Baker. Arthur has enjoyed an incredibly diverse career from working with Afrika Bambaataa, New Order, the Pet Shop Boys to remixing …

S1E60: John Illsley

November 14th, 2021

1:13:16

This week Gary and Guy return with another fascinating and insightful episode of Rockonteurs.

Our guest this week is John Illsley from Dire Straits. …

S1E59: Chris Frantz

November 7th, 2021

1:08:34

This week Guy and Gary return with Rockonteurs and are joined by Chris Frantz from Talking Heads.

Chris is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, a …

S1E58: Tim Rice

October 23rd, 2021

1:06:12

In this week’s episode Gary and Guy welcome Sir Tim Rice, a legendary EGOT winner with a 50 year career under his belt, and collaborations with …

S1E57: Alan McGee

October 16th, 2021

58:20

In this episode of Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy are joined by legendary label boss Alan McGee. The founder of Creation Records and the man who brought us The Jesus And May Chain, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine…oh and …

S1E56: Pat Leonard

October 9th, 2021

1:06:39

This week on Rockonteurs we are delighted to welcome the hugely talented songwriter and producer Patrick Leonard to the show.

Pat is best known as a …

S1E55: Colin Blunstone

October 2nd, 2021

1:09:46

Joining Gary and Guy in this episode is Zombie and solo artist Colin Blunstone. With a long, illustrious and incredible career, there's much to …

S1E54: Peter Hook

September 25th, 2021

1:12:28

This week on Rockonteurs we speak to the wonderful Peter Hook. Peter is one of those musicians that really deserves about 4 episodes as he’s had so …

S1E53: Bob Harris

September 18th, 2021

1:13:42

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy chat to a titan of music broadcasting, Bob Harris.

It’s a fascinating discussion on his remarkable career in radio and TV that takes us from being a John Peel protégé to Radio 1, …

S1E52: JJ Burnel

September 11th, 2021

1:05:40

This week on Rockonteurs, Guy and Gary chat to musician, producer, bassist (obviously) and founding member of The Stranglers, JJ Burnel!

It’s a fascinating chat that takes us from ice-cream vans in Surrey to punk pubs in …

S1E51: Steven Wilson

September 4th, 2021

1:02:17

Out today Gary and Guy chat to the excellent Steven Wilson.

Singer, songwriter, producer, remixer, and founder of the band Porcupine Tree, Steven is a hugely talented artist and we’re delighted to welcome him to …

S1E50: Gaz Coombes

August 28th, 2021

1:01:58

This week on Rockonteurs, Guy and Gary are joined by musician, songwriter and founder of Supergrass, Gaz Coombes.

Gaz has been making music since he was a lad and started Supergrass in 1993. They exploded in the mid 90’s …

S1E49: Ian Anderson

August 22nd, 2021

1:08:50

Joining the Rockonteurs this week is Jethro Tull frontman, bandleader, song-writer and mainstay Ian Anderson. In a deep dive into Ian's career, Gary, …

S1E48: Joe Elliott

July 31st, 2021

1:23:10

This week we welcome Joe Elliott to Rockonteurs. Joe has fronted Def Leppard from their earliest days in Sheffield to the incredible success breaking …

S1E47: Adam Clayton

July 24th, 2021

1:04:59

This week on Rockonteurs we are joined by Adam Clayton from U2. What can you say about this band? Consistently one of the biggest groups of the last 40 years, hit albums, game changing tours, musically diverse, …

S1E46: Martin Kemp

July 17th, 2021

1:13:35

This week the brothers reunite as Martin Kemp joins his older brother Gary on Rockonteurs, along with co-host Guy Pratt it’s a fascinating hour of …

S1E45: Harry Shearer

July 10th, 2021

57:50

This week on the show we speak to Harry Shearer – an honorary rockstar! Well, he can play the bass!

Harry has had an incredible career thus far that includes American radio drama, Saturday Night Live, Spinal Tap and The …

S1E44: Richard Thompson

July 3rd, 2021

1:03:32

This week on Rockonteurs we meet Fairport Convention founder Richard Thompson. Richard rose to fame in the 1960’s as the lead guitarist and songwriter in Fairport and in this open and honest conversation he talks to Guy …

S1E43: Marianne Faithfull

June 26th, 2021

25:22

This week, in a short but personal conversation, Guy and Gary chat to Marianne Faithfull. Marianne has been making music for over 50 years and is …

S1E42: Paul Stanley

June 19th, 2021

51:13

This week, another musical superstar on Rockonteurs as Guy and Gary meet co-founder and songwriter with Kiss, Paul Stanley. Kiss are simply huge, …

S1E41: Noel Gallagher

June 12th, 2021

1:04:41

This week on Rockonteurs, we welcome Noel Gallagher to the show. Noel has cemented his position as one of the true great British songwriters and this month he celebrates the 10th anniversary of Noel Gallagher and the …

S1E40: Mick Fleetwood

June 5th, 2021

52:54

This week we welcome a true musical great to the series. We are very excited about this one, joining Guy and Gary on Rockonteurs this week is …

S1E39: Mica Paris

May 29th, 2021

59:15

This week we meet the delightful Mica Paris for a chat on Rockonteurs. What a voice and what a talent.

Mica takes us on a journey from her …

S1E38: Toyah Willcox

May 21st, 2021

1:00:14

This week, Guy and Gary chat to a creative tour de force. Musician, actress, TV presenter and now lockdown YouTube sensation, Toyah Willcox. What a career! 20 albums, over 40 stage plays, at least 10 films including the …

S137: Jools Holland

May 15th, 2021

56:57

This week, Guy and Gary are joined by the country’s finest musical ringmaster, the ever effervescent Jools Holland.

It’s a joyous romp through his …

S1E36: Bernie Marsden

May 8th, 2021

1:04:34

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy are joined by rock and blues guitarist Bernie Marsden. His musical DNA connects bands and artists like UFO, Deep Purple, Cozy Powell and, of course Whitesnake – where he joined …

S1E35: Giles Martin

May 1st, 2021

1:14:44

This week on Rockonteurs, it’s a Beatles history lesson thanks to the man now hugely responsible for their legacy, the wonderful Giles Martin.

Giles …

S1E34: Steven Van Zandt

April 24th, 2021

1:09:49

This week on Rockonteurs, Guy and Gary are very excited to welcome to the show actor, musician, songwriter and a member of the mighty E Street Band, Bruce’s right hand man and quite simply, the dude. It’s Stevie Van …

S1E33: Mike Rutherford

April 17th, 2021

1:02:43

This week, Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt welcome to the Rockonteurs podcast founder member of Genesis and Mike + The Mechanics, Mike Rutherford. Mike talks to Guy and Gary about his career, his catalogue of incredible songs, …

S1E32: Sharleen Spiteri

April 10th, 2021

55:44

This week Guy and Gary chat to Sharleen Spiteri. In a wonderfully full and frank conversation, Sharleen discusses her influences, her incredible …

S1E31: Imelda May

April 3rd, 2021

58:41

In this week’s episode of Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy caught up with Irish singer, songwriter Imelda May. Championed by artists from Bono, Jeff Beck and Ronnie Wood, Imelda has enjoyed critical acclaim and success. Her …

S1E30: Gary Numan

March 28th, 2021

1:06:04

This week on Rockonteurs, Guy Pratt and Gary Kemp are joined by the synth master. Hugely influential and pioneering, we are delighted to welcome Gary Numan to the show. Gary releases his 18th studio album ‘Intruder’ on …

S1E29: Glen Matlock

March 21st, 2021

1:02:54

This week we speak to one of the artists who so perfectly sums up this show. We welcome to Rockonteurs, a punk icon and one hell of a storyteller!

S1E28: Jon Bon Jovi

March 14th, 2021

54:25

This week on Rockonteurs we welcome a genuine rock god to the show, the one and only Jon Bon Jovi joins Guy and Gary to chat about his latest album, the highly charged ‘2020’. We also reminisce about those iconic albums …

S1E27: Midge Ure

March 7th, 2021

1:14:53

In this episode, Guy and Gary speak to an artist who is neatly woven into the very fabric of music in the late 70’s, 80’s and beyond. A hugely …

S1E26: Alice Cooper

February 28th, 2021

33:58

In this week’s episode, Guy and Gary speak to an artist whose career spans over 50 years. Famed for his theatrical live shows and a stunning back catalogue of songs, Alice Cooper is about to return to his roots with …

S1E25: Tim Burgess

February 21st, 2021

54:02

This week on the show, Guy and Gary talk to a lockdown hero. Tim Burgess has been doing his bit to keep the music alive during the last 12 months with his joyous Twitter Listening Parties. We discuss those, securing …

S124: Billy Corgan

February 14th, 2021

1:02:42

In this week’s episode of Rockonteurs, Guy and Gary speak to Billy Corgan. Billy chats openly about his introduction to music at a young age, his love affair with British bands of the 80’s, and the formation, break up …

S1E23: Hank Marvin

February 7th, 2021

1:07:48

In this week’s episode, Guy and Gary speak welcome the guitar hero’s guitar hero, Hank Marvin, a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter, …

S1E22: Roland Orzabal

January 31st, 2021

1:03:45

In this week’s episode of Rockonteurs, Guy and Gary talk to Roland Orzabal from Tears for Fears. They are a British band who created some of the …

S1E21: Johnny Marr

January 24th, 2021

1:00:02

In this week's episode Guy and Gary speak to acclaimed guitarist and songwriter of The Smiths, Johnny Marr. Johnny Marr takes us through his band …

S1E20: Mark King

January 17th, 2021

1:04:37

In this week’s episode Guy and Gary talk to acclaimed bassist, founding member of Level 42 and all round lovely bloke Mark King. Mark is a hugely talented musician and takes us through his career which reveals a vast …

S1E19: Brian Johnson

January 10th, 2021

58:36

This week on the show, Guy and Gary speak to AC/DC frontman and nicest man in rock, Brian Johnson! Brian continues to lead one of the biggest band’s in the world and just recently AC/DC returned with their long awaited …

S1E18: Lol Creme

January 3rd, 2021

1:00:41

This week Guy and Gary speak with musician, video director and all round lovely bloke Lol Creme.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out …

S1E17: Boy George

December 27th, 2020

1:01:05

In a fun, frank and utterly compelling chat George talks to Guy and Gary about his career, the highs and lows of his mega stardom and his very first encounter with Spandau Ballet.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and …

S1E16: Suzi Quatro

December 20th, 2020

38:51

This week Guy and Gary speak to Suzi Quatro about her incredible career, her planned live dates in 2021 and her Christmas single ‘My Heart and Soul …

S1E15: Peter Frampton

December 13th, 2020

48:17

Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music.

Presented by Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, who wrote and performed megahits like …

S1E14: Billy Idol

December 6th, 2020

47:53

Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music.

Presented by Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, who wrote and performed megahits like …

S1E13: Nile Rodgers

November 29th, 2020

1:12:10

Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music.

Presented by Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, who wrote and performed megahits like …

S1E12: Stewart Copeland

November 22nd, 2020

1:01:23

Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music.

Presented by Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, who wrote and performed megahits like …

S1E11: Dave Stewart

November 15th, 2020

40:32

Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music.

Presented by Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, who wrote and performed megahits like …

S1E10: Nick Lowe

November 8th, 2020

40:43

Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music.

Presented by Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, who wrote and performed megahits like …

S1E9: David Coverdale

November 1st, 2020

51:38

Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music.

Presented by Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, who wrote and performed megahits like …

S1E8: David Crosby

October 24th, 2020

55:00

Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music.

Presented by Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, who wrote and performed megahits like …

S1E7: John Taylor

October 17th, 2020

57:50

Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music.

Presented by Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, who wrote and performed megahits like …

S1E6: Ian Le Frenais

October 10th, 2020

38:39

Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music.

Presented by Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, who wrote and performed megahits like …

S1E5: Trevor Horn

October 3rd, 2020

38:06

Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music.

Presented by Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, who wrote and performed megahits like …

S1E4: Phil Manzanera

September 26th, 2020

42:37

Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music. Presented by Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, who wrote and performed megahits like …

S1E3: Chris Difford

September 19th, 2020

35:27

Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music.

Presented by Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, who wrote and performed megahits like …

S1E2: Bob Geldof

September 12th, 2020

58:21

Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music.

Presented by Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, who wrote and performed megahits like …

S1E1: Nick Mason

September 5th, 2020

38:26

Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music.

Presented by Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, who wrote and performed megahits like …

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