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Masterclass: Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp Explains His Iconic Songwriting

Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp joined us last month to deliver an insightful talk about the inspiration behind his iconic songwriting.

Gary Kemp is the man behind all 23 of Spandau Ballet’s hit singles such as ‘True’, ‘Gold’, ‘Through the Barricades’, ‘To Cut a Long Story Short’ and more. In 2012, Kemp was an Ivor Novello Award winner for Outstanding Song Collection. As well as being one of the most important songwriters of the 1980s, Kemp appeared in a number of films including The Bodyguard with Witney Houston, The Krays and Killing Zoe.

Tune in below to find out about the songwriting methods and techniques behind his global success. If you’d like to learn how to write songs and produce music like a pro, check out our line of courses in LondonLos Angeles and Online. Plus, we are currently offering 25% off our selected online and LA courses using the codes ONLINE25 and LA25. Be sure to enrol before 10th August as that’s when this offer ends.

During the video, Kemp discusses his roots with the 80s sensation Spandau Ballet, growing up in Islington, his work as an actor, buying his first synth and much more. He delves into his songwriting processes and how some of these timeless classics came together in the studio as well as where he finds his inspiration.

If you enjoyed this video, be sure to keep an eye on our YouTube channel as we upload inspiring content much like this on a regular basis. For those of you who want the inside scoop on exclusive masterclasses, tech overviews, DJ and production tips, tutorials and more, they are available to Point Blank students worldwide – so be sure to check out our courses in LondonLos Angeles and Online.

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