Rockonteurs with Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt

Rockonteurs with Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt

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 road, in the studio and what really happened behind the scenes from artists who wrote, performed and produced the some of the biggest classic rock and pop tracks of all time. Guests include Sir Bob Geldof, Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera, super-producer Trevor Horn, Chris Difford of Squeeze and their bandmate from A Saucerful of Secrets, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason

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June 19, 2021 51 min

This week, another musical superstar on Rockonteurs as Guy and Gary meet co-founder and songwriter with Kiss, Paul Stanley. Kiss are simply huge, they are one of the best-selling bands of all time, their tours continue to rank among the highest grossing on the planet, and they hold the title as America’s all time No.1 Gold record award-winning group! But away from the instantly recognisable Starchild costumes, make up and persona, ...

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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 High Flying Birds. Speaking to Guy and Gary, he talks about his continued passion for song writing, his time in Oasis, those record breaking Knebworth gigs in 1996 and how the High Flying Birds took flight… Noel tells ...

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June 5, 2021 52 min

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 co-founder and driving force of Fleetwood Mac, the wonderful Mick Fleetwood. In a personal, open and honest interview Mick talks about his gratitude to founder Peter Green, the reality of recording the band’s biggest albums and the current status of their much documented interpersonal relatio...

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May 29, 2021 59 min

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 introduction to music in the local gospel choir at church, to smash hit singles like ‘My One Temptation’ through to working with artists like Luther, Whitney and Prince.

A great artist, a brilliant storyteller and a wonderful woman, Mica Paris joins Guy Pratt and Gary Kemp this week on the podcast...

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May 21, 2021 60 min

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 iconic mod classic ‘Quadrophenia’. The interview will Toyah was great fun and we can’t wait to share it with you.

 

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May 15, 2021 56 min

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 career from falling in love with the piano, joining Squeeze, leaving Squeeze, fronting the iconic and game changing TV show ‘The Tube’, through to creating ‘Later’ and touring the globe with his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, this is one not to miss!

 

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May 8, 2021 64 min

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 David Coverdale and co-wrote some incredible hits like ‘Fool For Your Loving’ and ‘Here I Go Again’ – Bernie’s book ‘Where’s My Guitar’ is out now.

 

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May 1, 2021 74 min

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 talks to Guy and Gary from his studio at Abbey Road about maintaining his father’s legacy, preserving the ground breaking sound of The Beatles and working in the most famous recording studio on the planet.

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April 24, 2021 69 min

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 Zandt!

 

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April 17, 2021 62 min

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, Genesis transformation from Peter Gabriel to Phil Collins and of course the upcoming Genesis reunion tour.

 

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April 10, 2021 55 min

This week Guy and Gary chat to Sharleen Spiteri. In a wonderfully full and frank conversation, Sharleen discusses her influences, her incredible career with Texas, and the upcoming new album ‘Hi’ – which is out in May.

 

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April 3, 2021 58 min

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 new album ’11 Past The Hour’ is due out in April and she can sure tell a great story…sit back and enjoy another worthy guest to Rockonteurs.

 

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March 28, 2021 66 min

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 May 21st.

 

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March 21, 2021 62 min

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!

It’s only a Sex Pistol! Guy Pratt and Gary Kemp welcome, Glen Matlock.

 

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March 14, 2021 54 min

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 of the 80’s, 90’s and beyond and discuss his plans for getting back out on the road…

 

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March 7, 2021 74 min

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 successful solo artist in his own right but also the driving force in Slik, Rich Kids, Ultravox and Visage. He was also part of Thin Lizzy, wrote Do They Know It’s Christmas, co-organised Band Aid and Live Aid, and nearly ended up in the Sex Pistols! And Let’s not forget that Vienna is still...

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February 28, 2021 33 min

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 his  21st studio album ‘Detroit Stories’. Produced by his long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin, this album is getting great reviews and in this episode he shares some incredible stories that include tales of living with Pin...

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February 21, 2021 54 min

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 Paul McCartney to take part, recording during a global pandemic and get the lowdown on fronting The Charlatans.

 

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February 14, 2021 62 min

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 and reconciliation of his incredible band The Smashing Pumpkins. He also recounts the time he heard Nirvana’s album Nevermind for the very first time and discusses the stories behind the Pumpkins most recent album CYR...

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February 7, 2021 67 min

In this week’s episode, Guy and Gary speak welcome the guitar hero’s guitar hero, Hank Marvin, a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter, known as lead guitarist for the Shadows. Hank Marvin takes us through his career, legends he’s met and worked with throughout the years.

 

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