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Rockonteurs with Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt

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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Our Editor's Take

Rockonteurs with Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt puts a spotlight on the true stories behind the music. For listeners curious about what life is like for those in the music industry, this is a podcast with a lot to offer.

Every week, musicians, managers, and songwriters share their real experiences on the podcast. They discuss what it was like to work with iconic bands and how they composed their most memorable songs. Some past special guests include Andrew Loog Oldham, Stewart Copeland, and Glenn Hughes.

Conducting these exclusive interviews are Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt. They were part of Spandau Ballet and Roxy Music as well as Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets. The two strive to make each conversation feel personal and often ask overlooked questions. Such an approach makes each new interview feel fresh, as listeners may not know what to expect. It also results in the podcast's guests sharing things that may not be well known.

Pink Floyd's Nick Mason details his bandmates' strenuous relationship with frontman Syd Barrett. In another episode, David Coverdale reveals how he formed the band Whitesnake. Jon Bon Jovi shares his experience meeting David Bowie and Freddie Mercury. Podcast listeners also get personal anecdotes from rock legends Andy Taylor and Alice Cooper.

The main appeal of Rockonteurs with Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt is how natural it all seems. The show's laid-back style makes listeners feel like they are among friends. They're hearing about the music they love while also getting to know the artists. Because of this, fans may appreciate what it has to say. New episodes come out every Saturday.

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