Words matter. These are the best Gary Kemp Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I am a metrosexual and into male grooming – I moisturise, I exfoliate.
For 24 hours a day, for 10 years, all I thought about was being in a band. That’s all I did. I had no other social life. I don’t want my life to be like that now. I’ve spent the past 10 years having a real life as well. But Spandau Ballet is such a difficult shadow to outrun.
Your life is the same wherever you go.
I think my younger self would be more amazed to know I was doing an interview for ‘The Spectator.’
I think I tried to control situations within my first marriage and I wasn’t the easiest person to live with.
My father had inklings of my cultural aspirations. He would take me to the library, things like that. But he wasn’t one of those dads who had read George Orwell and was a member of the Communist party. We had no books at home.
It’s a shame because we experienced probably the greatest thing – in art, in pop – we’ll ever do. And it would be good to sit around and talk about it.
I love England. I don’t really like places when they’re too hot. It’s my Celtic blood.
Songwriting helps me sort out my personal problems. With acting, you’re just a tool for someone’s ideas.
Pop music should be about young people.
I’m an atheist. I don’t ‘believe’ at all.
I think sometimes my controlling instincts came out of a fear of other people.
I have a terrible fear of travel. Just before we go, I start to panic and tell my wife I don’t want to go. It’s ridiculous. But actually it’s only when it’s somewhere I’ve not been to before.
I am a person who holds the aesthetic high. I have suits made in Savile Row.
I certainly wasn’t a fan of Thatcher’s politics. People liked to label us as children of Thatcher. What nonsense. The real children of Thatcher came in the 1990s, and had no interest in politics. The Oasis, Britpop scene.
My brother Martin is two years younger than me. There has never been any competition between us – clearly he was the good-looking one; he was also very sporty, and I am not a football player.
In the ’80s the band was 24/7. You were only as good as what you were producing at any given moment. Now my family is more important. I also think having the shock of your mum and dad dying humbles you slightly.
I’ve been through Hell with some of the members of my old band, and Hell is highly stressful.
Maybe I’ve got to admit that what I did here was enough. I can make some more films. Maybe I’ll direct a film. Maybe I’ll have my musical put on stage. But nothing, really, to be absolutely honest, competes with making a very successful pop band for 10 years of my life.