167 episodes

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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Rockonteurs with Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt

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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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    S7E5: Jimmy Webb

    S7E5: Jimmy Webb

    This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy welcome one of the greatest ever songwriters to the podcast, in fact Jimmy Webb is the only artist ever to receive a Grammy Awards for music, lyrics and orchestration. Jimmy has written for Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt, the Supremes, Art Garfunkel and even Richard Harris!
    From a childhood raised on church music to writing some of the all-time greats, this is a fascinating conversation.
    You can see Jimmy Webb live in London at Cadogan Hall on May 28th, Hamburg on June 3rd and Copenhagen on June 5th.
    All the dates and ticket details are at https://www.jimmywebb.com/
     
    Instagram: @rockonteurs @guyprattofficial @garyjkemp @jimmywebbmusic @gimmesugarproductions
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@rockonteurs
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rockonteurs
    Produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    S7E4: Joe Elliott 2

    S7E4: Joe Elliott 2

    This week we welcome Joe Elliott back to the podcast. Joe is in town to talk about the reissue of Pyromania and it doesn’t take long before Guy, Gary, and Joe are discussing their favourite artists and their favourite gigs. Joe is the perfect guest for this podcast because he’s such a music fan as much as being a global rock and roll star.
    The 40th anniversary special reissue of Pyromania is out now. https://defleppard.lnk.to/D2CPYRO40
     
    Instagram: @rockonteurs @guyprattofficial @garyjkemp @defleppard @joeelliott @gimmesugarproductions
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@rockonteurs
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rockonteurs
    Produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    S7E3: Phil Manzanera 2

    S7E3: Phil Manzanera 2

    This week on the podcast we welcome Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera to the show.
    Chatting about his incredible childhood of island hopping that lead to his diverse musical influence. Phil also chats to Guy and Gary about his new book ‘Revolución to Roxy’ which is out now and available to buy.
    Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    S7E2: Woody Woodmansey

    S7E2: Woody Woodmansey

    This week we welcome Woody Woodmansey to the podcast. Woody is the last man standing from Bowie's band ‘The Spiders From Mars’ and Woody shares some incredible stories with us this week from his first foray into music, meeting a young David Bowie and touring the world with the Spider.
    You can see Woody at the 3rd David Bowie World Fan Convention in Liverpool this July (26-28th). Find out more at https://bowieconvention.com/
    Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    S7E1: Dave Wakeling

    S7E1: Dave Wakeling

    Rockonteurs returns, and this week Guy and Gary are chatting to Dave Wakeling from The Beat.
    Chatting about a life on the road, his influences, those politically orientated lyrics of the 1980s, being covered by Pete Townshend, supporting Bowie and an amazing tale about how he tried to get back his resignation letter from the band. He also talks about the latest releases from The Beat that are available for Record Store Day 2024, that includes some special edition vinyl. Find out more here: https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/17366
    Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    S6E7: Robin Trower

    S6E7: Robin Trower

    This week on Rockonteurs we chat to guitarist Robin Trower. Robin talks about his early guitar influences, his love of James Brown, his time with Procol Harum and as the bandleader in his own power trio. April 2024 is also the 50th anniversary of his acclaimed album ‘Bridge of Sighs’ which is re-released and includes brand new Dolby Atmos mixes too. Robin is an English rock n roll legend. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions
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    • 52 min

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