Rockonteurs with Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt

Rockonteurs with Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt

By 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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Episodes

S6E1: Tony James

Rockonteurs is back and this week Gary and Guy chat with a classic storyteller. Tony James is much more than just a bassist, he is a musician, a producer, a visionary, and a pop and punk pioneer. In this episode, he chats to us about his band Generation X, his work and friendship with Billy Idol, the punk scene of the 70s, Sigue Sigue Sputnik and his current return to the touring stages of the world as part of Generation Sex.Back with a bang!Find out more about our next Rockonteurs Live at www.Rockonteurs.comRockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/02/24·1h 14m

S5E12: Clare Grogan

Happy New Year from Rockonteurs. This week join Gary and Guy for a chat with the delightful Clare Grogan. Clare is an acclaimed actress, best known for roles in films like Gregory's Girl and the TV show Red Dwarf. She is also the lead singer of Altered Images. This week she chats to Guy and Gary about her influences as a singer and songwriter and even how she influenced a certain smitten Mr Kemp to write some of the best songs from his catalogue on the 'True' album. Rockonteurs Live is coming on Feb 22nd at Battersea Power Station - A Quadrophenia special. Get tickets at https://www.thecinemainthepowerstation.com/film/RP-QuadropheniaRockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/12/23·1h 11m

S5E11: Roy Wood

Happy Christmas from the Rockonteurs. This week Guy and Gary chat to Roy Wood about his long and successful career in bands such as The Move, ELO and Wizzard. Would Roy really wish it could be Christmas every day? Find out more about the next Rockonteurs LIVE - a Quadrophenia special with director Franc Roddam and star Phil Daniels. It's on Feb 22nd at Battersea Power Station. All the details at www.Rockonteurs.comRockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/12/23·1h 4m

S5E10: Graham Gouldman

This week on the podcast, we welcome Graham Gouldman to Rockonteurs. Graham has enjoyed an extensive career, starting out writing songs for The Yardbirds, The Hollies, and Herman’s Hermits to name a few. Before embarking on a hugely successful career as a singer, guitarist, bass player and songwriter with 10cc. Their enduring classics include the seminal ‘I’m Not In Love’, ‘Rubber Bullets’ and ‘Dreadlock Holiday’ plus many many more. A delightful man with some great stories to share.Find out more about our upcoming LIVE shows in 2024 and sign up for early access tickets at www.Rockonteurs.comRockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/12/23·1h 15m

S5E9: Twiggy

This week we welcome a true 60s icon to the podcast. Twiggy joins Gary and Guy to talk about her career in modelling, music, and film. She is part of the very fabric of the culture of this country and has some incredible stories to share. Twiggy also has her own podcast too, called 'Tea with Twiggy' and the latest episode features our very own Mr Kemp.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/23·1h 7m

S5E8: Steve Lillywhite

This week on Rockonteurs we welcome a producer who is as well-known as many of the incredible artists he has worked with. The name Steve Lillywhite is synonymous with some of the best albums, best artists, and best tracks. From XTC, Siouxsie, Talking Heads, Simple Minds, The Stones, The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl, Peter Gabriel, Joan Armatrading and U2. Steve has an unrivalled CV and has 6 Grammy Awards and has a CBE.He joins Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt to chat about his career in an interview that was recorded before the passing of Shane MacGowan.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/12/23·1h 19m

S5E7: Suggs

This week on Rockonteurs, Guy and Gary welcome Suggs to the show. Madness are one of the UK’s finest and best selling bands. Their new album ‘Theatre of the Absurd presents C’est Le Vie’ is out NOW.Suggs talks openly about his childhood, joining the band, the huge hits of the 80s and their legendary ‘Madstock’ live shows that even caused an earthquake to register! Don’t miss their upcoming December tour – www.madness.co.ukRockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/11/23·1h 5m

S5E6: David Coverdale 3

This week on Rockonteurs, we welcome back our most popular guest, the return of David Coverdale. Always a total tour de force of fun and fabulous stories, David is celebrating his 50th anniversary since joining Deep Purple. Check out the special Gold Edition of the Purple Album that features the best tracks from his time with Deep Purple and there is also a beautiful photographic book out called ‘The Purple Tour’ which is stunning. Find out more at www.Whitesnake.comRockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/11/23·1h

S5E5: Trevor Horn 2 (Rockonteurs Live)

This week, it’s a special episode of the podcast, ‘Cambridge Audio presents Rockonteurs Live’. We are delighted to welcome Brit Award, Grammy Award and Ivor Novello Award winning artist and producer Trevor Horn back to the show. Join Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt as they grill Trevor about Buggles, Yes, Frankie, Seal and much more. Trevor has produced some of the best songs of all time and has some incredible and funny stories to share about a life creating the music we all love. His new album Echoes: Ancient and Modern is out on December 1st and features new covers from Iggy Pop, Seal, Tori Amos, Rick Astley, and Marc Almond to name a few. Thanks to our friends at Cambridge Audio for hosting us. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/23·1h 16m

S5E4: Bruce Welch

This week on Rockonteurs we welcome British rock n’ roll royalty to the show, founding member of The Shadows, the one and only Bruce Welch. Chatting to Guy and Gary about the explosion of 50s and 60s pop and rock, he takes us from skiffle to The Shadows and that famous red strat!!Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Find out more at www.Rockonteurs.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/11/23·1h 20m

S5E3: Derek Smalls

this week on Rockonteurs it’s time to break like the wind as we welcome legendary Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls to the podcast. Derek has a new single out, the controversial ‘Must Crush Barbie’ – and explains his reasons behind this protest song. Plus, we dive into the history of the most famous “rockumentary” of all time ‘This is Spinal Tap’.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/10/23·45m 5s

S5E2: Johnny Marr 2

Johnny Marr is back for ‘Marr’s Guitars’. We welcome Johnny Marr back to Rockonteurs to talk about his beautiful new book called ‘Marr’s Guitars’ which is out now. We love Johnny and this is a stunning coffee table book that features a wide collection of images from Johnny’s extensive collection. We talk about the book and, as always Johnny is full of great stories about a lifetime making music including the time Noel Gallagher trashed one of his guitars at an Oasis gig… Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/10/23·1h 11m

S5E1: Davey Johnstone

We are BACK! Rockonteurs Returns and we have some great guests to share with you in the coming weeks. Plus news of another exciting live shows very soon. First up, Guy Pratt and Gary Kemp are joined by Davey Johnstone who has been Elton John’s guitarist since 1971. Davey has some incredible stories to tell of a life on the road with Elton, working with Lennon, Little Richard, and his extensive guitar collection.It's good to be back! Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/10/23·1h 25m

Best of... Rock Gods

This week, it is our final summer ‘Best Of’ before Guy and Gary head off on tour to Australia with Nick Mason.This episode puts the Rock in Rockonteurs – with the very best ‘rock gods’ from our show so far!Including Brian Johnson, Joe Elliott, Noddy Holder, Alice Cooper, Jon Bon Jovi, Mick Fleetwood…oh and David Coverdale!Rockonteurs will return very soon!The series is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/09/23·1h 14m

Best of... Icons of the 80s

This week Guy and Gary share some of their favourite moments from our 80s icons. Guests include Jim Kerr, Andy McCluskey, Simon Le Bon, Belinda Carlisle, Toyah, Rick Astley, Curt Smith, oh and a certain Martin Kemp.Some of our favourite people from our favourite decade.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/09/23·1h 17m

Best of... Legends of the 60s

This week, coming to direct from the guest house in Eastbourne, Guy and Gary present more of the best of Rockonteurs. This week, we dive into the archive for the best guests from the 60s. Bona fide legends, that includeShel Talmy, Colin Blunstone, Nick Mason, Marianne Faithful, Jerry Shirley and Hank Marvin.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/08/23·1h 15m

Best of... Guitar Heroes

Ahead of the return of Gary and Guy with more brand-new episodes of Rockonteurs, here is the first of a few ‘Best Of’ episodes. Starting with ‘Guitar Heroes’ – featuring the likes of Johnny Marr, Scott Gorham, Steve Van Zandt, Noel Gallagher, Nile Rodgers, Mike Campbell, Phil Manzanera, and Joan Armatrading.Rockonteurs is back soon!This episode was produced by Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/08/23·1h 11m

S4E33: Andy Taylor

In our final episode of this series, Gary and Guy chat to Andy Taylor. Andy continues to enjoy a remarkable career that has taken him from Duran Duran, and The Power Station, to Thunder, Reef and his solo career. much more. Plus, we get an emotional update on his health situation and the lowdown on his new album ‘Man’s a Wolf to Man’. Rockonteurs returns in September. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/07/23·1h 17m

S4E32: Andrew Loog Oldham 2

This week on the podcast, we welcome legendary music manager Andrew Loog Oldham back to Rockonteurs. We’d barely scratched the service on his first episode, so back by popular demand Andrew returns with stunning tales of a lifelong love affair with music and of course, his time managing The Rolling Stones.Rockonteurs is produced by Ian Callaghan and Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/07/23·1h 7m

S4E31: Simon Armitage

This week on Rockonteurs, we are joined by the current Poet laureate Simon Armitage. Simon is a music obsessive and always wanted to be in a band or be a rock star. Raised on a diet of The Smiths, B52’s, Joy Division and many more. He is a fascinating character with incredible tales on the impact that both Ted Hughes AND David Bowie had on his upbringing in small town rural life in the early 70s. Listen to Simon's band Lyr and check out their latest release 'The Ultraviolet Age' which is out now. This is a really interesting listen from a different but just as inspiring guest. Rockonteurs is produced by Ian Callaghan and Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/07/23·1h 10m

S4E30: Glenn Hughes

This week Guy and Gary are joined by the man known as ‘The Voice of Rock’ – the wonderful Glenn Hughes!Talking about his remarkable career as a singer and a bassist in bands like Trapeze, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple.He tells such great stories of a lifelong love affair with music and his autobiography is a must read!See Glenn performing Classic Deep Purple Live across the UK this July.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/07/23·1h 4m

S4E29: Marty Wilde

This week on the podcast, Gary and Guy chat to a Rock n Roll legend, who was among the first generation of British pop stars to emerge in the 1950s. We are delighted to welcome Marty Wilde to Rockonteurs. With tales of being a teen idol, Cliff, Tommy Steele, The Beatles, and his daughter Kim Wilde, this is a fascinating account of a life in showbiz from a legend who continues to perform and record.Rockonteurs is produced by Ian Callaghan and Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/06/23·1h 16m

S4E28: Tim Booth

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy chat with James frontman Tim Booth. James formed in the 80s and created some huge iconic hits in the 90s with ‘Sit Down’ ‘Laid’ and ‘She’s a Star’ to name a few.James have also had the pleasure of working repeatedly with Brian Eno and Tim shares some great stories of studio time with Brian, his influences, his respect for Coldplay and the new album ‘Be Open to the Wonderful’ a stunning collection of some of their biggest hits, reimagined with a 22-piece orchestra which is out now.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/06/23·1h

S4E27: Jerry Shirley

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy chat to drummer Jerry Shirley from Humble Pie.With some fascinating tales of working with Syd Barrett, John Entwistle, Steve Marriott and many more. He’s a lovely fella with some great stories. The Syd Barrett film, ‘Have You Got It Yet’ is out now at selected cinemas.Sign up for Rockonteurs Extra to enjoy bonus episodes, video clips, exclusive listener Q&A’s and access to early bird tickets for our next live show. Find out more at www.Rockonteurs.comRockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/06/23·1h 1m

Rockonteurs Live at the Screen on the Green

This week is our very first LIVE show. Rockonteurs with Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt is LIVE from the legendary Screen on the Green with some special guests from that iconic punk show of 1976. We are joined by Steve Diggle from the Buzzcocks and Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols for a fascinating and funny conversation about that special night, the legacy it left on music lovers and their memories of the gig.Sign up for Rockonteurs EXTRA and you can watch the show too, along with bonus episodes, listener Q&A’s and early ticket access to our next live show – all the details at www.Rockonteurs.comRockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/06/23·1h 5m

S4E26: Sparks

This week Guy and Gary chat with Ron and Russell Mael aka Sparks. They have been releasing music since the last 1960s and their hits include ‘This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us’ and ‘The Number One Song in Heaven’. They are hugely influential with fans such as Edgar Wright, The Smiths, Joy Division, New Order, Bjork and Cate Blanchett to name a few. They release their new album ‘The Girl is Crying in Her Latte’ on May 26, their 26th album! Remember to sign up at www.Rockonteurs.com for extra content such as bonus episodes, listener Q&A’s, video, and early access to live show tickets.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/05/23·1h 1m

S4E25: Diane Warren

This week on Rockonteurs, Guy and Gary chat to the Queen of songwriting, the one and only Diane Warren.She has written 9 No.1 and 32 top 10 hits in the USA, she has won Grammy’s, Emmys, Golden Globes and an honourary Oscar.Diane has written tracks for Belinda Carlisle, Aerosmith, Starship, Celine Dion, Meatloaf, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Cher, Aretha Franklin and many more. Don’t forget to sign up to Rockonteurs EXTRA to get bonus episodes, exclusive content and video, access to early tickets to our live shows and more. Go to www.Rockonteurs.com to find out more. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/05/23·48m 56s

S4E24: Geoff MacCormack

This week on Rockonteurs we welcome lifelong friend of David Bowie, Geoff MacCormack to the podcast. Geoff met David when they were at school and remained friends throughout David’s incredible career. Geoff provided backing vocals on various tracks on Young Americans, co-wrote songs on Diamond Dogs and took thousands of photos of his friend. Many of which can be seen in the stunning photographic memoir ‘David Bowie: Rock n Roll with Me’ – which includes a wonderful afterword from David.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/05/23·1h 5m

S4E23: Stewart Copeland 2

Stewart Copeland returns to Rockonteurs for a face-to-face chat with Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt. Diving into the origins of The Police, his new book called ‘The Police Diaries’ – out later this year and his live tour of re-worked, new orchestrations of some of the band’s biggest hits, called ‘Deranged’. Stewart is the perfect Rockonteur, great stories from a truly great artist. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/05/23·1h 3m

S4E22: Terry Reid

This week on Rockonteurs we chat to Superlungs himself, Terry Reid!Terry is a bit of a legend and has worked with the likes of the Stones, Graham Nash, Ike and Tina Turner and was almost in Led Zeppelin. Those stories and more on this wonderful episode. Terry plays Ronnie Scott’s in London in June, so get yourself a ticket.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/04/23·1h 9m

S4E21: Mick Hucknall

This week Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt welcome Mick Hucknall to the Rockonteurs podcast. In a fascinating and frank conversation, Mick shares the story of the band, his influences and inspirations and he gives us the lowdown on the new album from Simply Red called ‘Time’ which is out on May 26th. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/04/23·1h 10m

S4E20: David Coverdale 2

Back by very popular demand, it is the one and only David Coverdale. Our first chat with David was a big episode for sure and so many people have asked us to have him back on! So, here he is from his house in Lake Tahoe, the Whitesnake frontman is back with anecdotes, rock n’ roll stories, that infectious energy and laugh and a man who personifies why we do this show…the best artists, with the best stories! Enjoy. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/04/23·58m 57s

S4E19: Andy McCluskey

This week Guy Pratt and Gary Kemp chat with Andy McCluskey from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. From his early influences growing up in the Wirral to founding the band with Paul Humphreys in 1978 and leading the charge as electro pioneers. Their hits include the global smash hit Enola Gay, Joan of Arc, If You Leave and Sailing on the Seven Seas. 2023 marks the 40th anniversary of Dazzle Ships which has been remastered and is out now.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/04/23·59m 36s

S4E18: Harvey Goldsmith 2

Back for part 2 on Rockonteurs is the ever-excellent Harvey Goldsmith. Our chat with Harvey was 2 hours long and so we had to split it across 2 shows and this episode is a must-listen. The story of Live Aid, the story of Live 8, reuniting Pink Floyd, reuniting Led Zeppelin and so much more. To be honest we could have probably done a part 3…but enjoy a truly great Rockonteur! Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/04/23·55m 15s

S4E17: Harvey Goldsmith

Rockonteurs with Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt returns and this week we welcome Harvey Goldsmith to the show. Harvey Goldsmith is one of those names that you instantly recognise from ticket stubs and posters and when you see that name you know you are going to a good gig!We chatted with Harvey for so long that we split the episode in 2! So, in part 1 you can hear all about how he started his career as a promoter, working with Pink Floyd, Bowie, Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, The Who and many more.Live Aid and getting Pink Floyd and Led Zep back together will be in part 2!Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/03/23·55m 43s

S4E16: Ian Hunter

This week on Rockonteurs we have another hero to Guy and Gary as we welcome Ian Hunter to the podcast. We think Ian has just made one of the best albums of his career with ‘Defiance – Part 1’ which is coming out on April 21st. The new album is a star-studded collaborations project with the likes of Joe Elliott, Billy Gibbons, Slash, Johnny Depp and two late great legends, Jeff Beck and Taylor Hawkins. This was Jeff’s very last recording.With tales of Bowie, Mick Ronson, Ringo and Mott the Hoople this is another classic episode of Rockonteurs.Produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/03/23·56m 59s

S4E15: Paul Simonon

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy are joined in the studio, face to face with an artist who changed both their lives, bass player in The Clash, Paul Simonon. Gary and Guy discuss the game-changing arrival of The Clash on the scene in 1976, Paul’s work with Damon Albarn and Gorillaz through to his latest album ‘Can We Do Tomorrow Another Day’ that he recorded with Galen Ayers and is out in May. Expect stories that feature The Ramones, The Stranglers, The Sex Pistols. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/03/23·56m 40s

True at 40 – Celebrating Spandau Ballet's 40th

This week marks the 40th anniversary of ‘True’ from Spandau Ballet, so enjoy this mini bonus episode as Guy Pratt chats to the man who wrote it, his co-host on Rockonteurs, Gary Kemp. The album was released March 4th 1983. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/03/23·27m 41s

S4E14: Baaba Maal

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt meet the singer and guitarist Baaba Maal.Born and raised in Senegal, Baaba has long been a champion of ensuring the sounds of Africa are heard across the globe.He’s worked with other artists from Brian Eno to Mumford and Sons and created the soundtrack for the Black Panther movies. Baaba Maal releases his new album on March 31st called ‘Being’. His first in 7 years. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/02/23·59m 36s

S4E13: Joe Perry

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy are joined by a member of one of the biggest rock bands of all time. Joe Perry is the lead guitarist and a founding member of Aerosmith. They have sold over 150 million albums, been inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, won countless awards and defined the golden era of MTV. Joe Perry is also a member of Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp. They have a UK that kicks off in July. Find out more at www.hollywoodvampires.com/tourRockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/02/23·59m 47s

S4E12: Tony King

This week on Rockonteurs, we welcome legendary music PR Tony King to the show. Tony is “the guy in the room” with the biggest names in music and his new book ‘The Tastemaker’ tells his remarkable story. Join Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt as they talk to Tony about his life with artists from John Lennon, Keith Richards, Elton John, and Freddie Mercury. The book is a must-read! Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/02/23·1h 14m

S4E11: Belinda Carlisle

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt chat with the former lead vocalist of the most successful all-female rock band of all time and a hugely successful solo artist too. We are delighted to welcome Belinda Carlisle to the podcast. From Punk to Pop, we discuss the Go-Go’s, their influences, and their success culminating with the induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021. Plus, we look back at those huge feel-good pop anthems of the 80s.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/02/23·54m 37s

S4E10: Scott Gorham

This week on the podcast Guy and Gary are joined by Scott Gorham to celebrate 45 years of one of the most remarkable live albums of all time, ‘Live and Dangerous’ from Thin Lizzy which is out now in a super deluxe edition. With some incredible stories of the band, Phil Lynott, and Scott’s journey to rock star status, this is one not to miss. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/01/23·1h 22m

S4E9: Joan Armatrading

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy are joined by an incredible artist with a career spanning over 50 years and 20 studio albums. We are delighted to welcome Ivor Novello Award-winning Joan Armatrading to the podcast to talk about her remarkable career. From the musical Hair to her debut album ‘Whatever’s for Us’ in 1972, to A&M Records, smash hits of the 70s and 80s and working with the likes of super producers like Glyn Johns and Gus Dudgeon, this is one not to miss.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/01/23·1h 6m

Tribute – David Crosby

A special episode to mark the passing of David Crosby. Guy and Gary reflect on his career and his early appearance on the Rockonteurs podcast. Plus, we also pay our respects to Jeff Beck. Rockonteurs is produced by Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/01/23·21m 11s

S4E8: Nick Heyward

This week Guy and Gary chat with singer and songwriter Nick Heyward.Nick burst onto the scene in the early 80s with his band Haircut One Hundred and the debut album Pelican West. Which is re-released to celebrate the 40th anniversary! They enjoyed 4 Top 10 songs within a year, but before they started work on the 2nd, Nick left to go solo! In this episode, Nick talks about his influences, his love for the band and the upcoming live show in May at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush…with maybe more to follow.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/01/23·1h 5m

S4E7: Don Black

This week on Rockonteurs, Guy and Gary chat with one of the most prolific songwriters this country has ever produced. He’s written 5 Bond songs and shaped lyrics for the likes of John Barry, Michael Jackson, Lulu, Meat Loaf, Van Morrison, Scott Walker, and Quincy Jones. We welcome the Academy Award-winning Don Black to the podcast for a fascinating discussion into his amazing career that continues to this day…Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/01/23·1h 5m

Guy and Gary – Listener Questions

Happy New Year. Today Guy and Gary look back at some of their favourite moments from Rockonteurs so far and answer some of our listener's questions. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/01/23·41m 31s

S4E6: Peter Asher

This week on Rockonteurs Guy and Gary chat with Peter Asher.Singer, songwriter, manager, and producer, he is another gentleman of the swinging 60s.Half of Peter and Gordon, he was very close to The Beatles and Peter and Gordon’s debut single was even a Lennon and McCartney number.As a record executive, Peter helped shape the careers of James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt to name but two. He is full of fascinating stories, and this is another genuine rockonteur. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/12/22·1h 1m

S4E5: Bob Ezrin

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy talk to a super-producer whose name is as recognisable as the artists he works with. His credits include producing Lou Reed, Aerosmith, Kiss, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Taylor Swift and Alice Cooper to name a few. We are delighted to welcome Bob Ezrin to the podcast.It's a deep dive into a 5-decade career and if you are a fan of Alice Cooper or Pink Floyd then this is one not to miss!Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/12/22·1h 28m

S4E4: Andrew Loog Oldham

This week Guy and Gary chat to a man ingrained in the very fabric of 60s pop culture, Andrew Loog Oldham. From his early days working in fashion with Mary Quant to music PR for Dylan and the Beatles to managing The Rolling Stones, Andrew led the charge for swinging London. He helped propel the group to new levels of success and produced all of their early recordings. With stories of Mick and Keith, Paul and John, and even Phil Spector this a real-life musical history lesson.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/22·1h 13m

S4E3: Francis Rossi

This week on Rockonteurs we chat with a man who has been ‘Rockin’ All Over The World’ since the 60s and shows no sign of stopping. Francis Rossi joins Gary and Guy from the road as he continues the latest UK tour for Status Quo. With tales of life on the road, his special relationship with Rick and memories of some of the biggest music events of all time, this is one not to miss. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/12/22·1h 5m

S4E2: Richard Hawley

This week on Rockonteurs, Guy and Gary welcome Richard Hawley to the show.A member of the Britpop band ‘Longpigs’, then ‘Pulp’ and then a very successful career as a solo artist. Richard is a Sheffield lad born and bred and, in this episode, he talks passionately about his origins, his father's influence and his work with the likes of Lisa Marie Presley, Weller, Arctic Monkeys and Duane Eddy. We also have huge hair envy of this great man!Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/11/22·1h 6m

S4E1: Dave Davies

Rockonteurs returns for a brand-new series. Guy and Gary are back off the tour and ready to chat! Joining us for episode 1 is a dedicated follower of fashion, a well-respected man and someone you’d want to listen to all day and all of the night – we welcome Dave Davies to the podcast. An originator, a legend, and a lovely, lovely man. Dave tells us all about his book ‘Living on a Thin Line’ and some exciting Record Store Day 2022 releases. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/11/22·58m 30s

S3E8: Darryl Jones

This week on Rockonteurs we chat with one of the all-time great bass players and part of the inner sanctum of The Rolling Stones since 1994, we welcome Darryl Jones to the podcast. Darryl has enjoyed a remarkable career thus far. He started playing with Miles Davis in the ’80s before working with Sting in 1985. In 1993 he auditioned to join the Stones after Bill Wyman retired and since 1994, he’s recorded and played with the band since. In this episode, he talks with such warmth about his special relationship with Charlie Watts, playing with Miles and Sting and his new documentary ‘In The Blood’, which is out now on Amazon Prime. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/10/22·1h 4m

S3E7: Paddy Considine

This week on Rockonteurs we chat with actor and musician Paddy Considine. Paddy has starred in some tremendous film and TV projects like Stoned, 24-Hour Party People, Hot Fuzz, and Tyrannosaur (which he wrote and directed) and, of course, most recently as King Viserys Targaryen in the epic House of the Dragon.But Paddy has always been a musician and his band Riding The Low (loved by Tim Burgess) comes highly recommended by Gary and Guy.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/10/22·1h 15m

S3E6: Thomas Dolby

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy chat to the musician, producer, composer, and entrepreneur Thomas Dolby. Thomas emerged as a successful artist in the 1980s with hits such as “Hyperactive” and “She Blinded Me with Science”. As a synth pioneer, he has played with artists from Foreigner, Def Leppard, Thompson Twins and David Bowie. He is also a fantastic storyteller! Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/10/22·1h 12m

S3E5: Chris Spedding

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy continue their US tour with Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets but still find time to chat to a guitar hero of theirs, Chris Spedding. Chris has been described as “one of the UK’s most versatile guitarists”. As such he’s played with The Pretenders, Roxy Music, Elton John, Art Garfunkel, Ginger Baker and Paul McCartney. He also produced the very first Sex Pistols recordings. Today it’s Chris's chance to shine and tell the stories behind his life in music. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/10/22·1h 3m

S3E4: Mike Batt

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy take a quick break from the US tour with Saucerful of Secrets to chat to a member of the SODS (society of distinguished songwriters) – it’s Mike Batt. Mike is a singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. In this episode, he discusses working with Art Garfunkel, Elkie Brookes, a variety of acclaimed orchestras and of course, The Wombles – who had 8 hit singles!! Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/10/22·1h 2m

S3E3: Noddy Holder

This week on Rockonteurs we meet the total tour de force that is Noddy Holder. Slade were one of the UK’s most successful bands of the 1970s with a string of unforgettable hits. In this episode he chats to Guy and Gary about those ‘crazee’ days that included driving a young Robert Plant around, his love of Little Richard, inventing part of the stage runway that all the major acts of today use and trying to avoid playing THE Christmas song to an audience of 65,000 at the Reading Festival in the middle of summer! Noddy is a legend and you can hear the band at their live best in ‘All The World Is A Stage’ – it’s as good a live box set as you’ll hear. It’s out now! Rockonteurs is produced by Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/09/22·1h 26m

S3E2: Julian Lennon

This week Guy and Gary are joined by Julian Lennon for a fascinating and wide-ranging music conversation. Julian released his new album ‘Jude’ earlier this month and talks about the making of his first record in over 10 years. He also discusses his love for AC/DC, the weight of responsibility of the Lennon name and his reaction to watching Get Back for the first time. It’s a powerful and unmissable episode.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/09/22·56m 30s

S3E1: Ian Broudie

This week Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt return with series 3 of Rockonteurs. Joining us this week is Ian Broudie from The Lightning Seeds. We chat about football anthems, Ian’s early days producing The Fall and Echo and the Bunnymen and the success of his own band from the late 80’s onwards with hit records like ‘Pure’, ‘Lucky You’ and ‘The Life of Riley’. The Lightning Seeds return with a brand new album ‘See You In The Stars’ in October, their first in over a decade. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Stuart Elmore for Gimme Sugar Limited Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/09/22·1h 14m

S2E29: Serge Pizzorno

This week, it’s the final episode of the series and Guy and Gary chat to Kasabian founder and now frontman Serge Pizzorno. Serge chats to us about his influences, his style and the bands return with the new album ‘The Alchemist’s Euphoria’ – out on August 5th. It’s the first album without their former lead singer and sees Serge stepping up to take over. In this open and honest conversation, he discusses whether the band considered their future and the motivation behind this stunning new record.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/07/22·54m 18s

S2E28: Nitin Sawhney

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy meet producer, composer, artist and Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement award winner Nitin Sawhney.Nitin discusses his diverse career that includes collaborations with Paul McCartney, Sting, Jeff Beck and Anoushka Shankar to name a few. He also shares a story on his meeting with Nelson Mandela and how the recent Pink Floyd track ‘Hey Hey Rise Up’ – which he plays on came about.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Stuart Elmore for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/07/22·1h 20m

S2E27: Sheryl Crow

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy chat to one of Guy’s pals, the superb Sheryl Crow. Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Sheryl has sold over 50 million albums and won 9 Grammy Awards since her 1993 debut album ‘Tuesday Night Music Club’. In this powerful episode, she talks openly about her career, the struggle to make it in a male-dominated industry and the darker side of the business, her little music jamming club that gave its name to her debut, and some of the wonderful people she has worked with over the years. If you get a chance, find a way to watch Sheryl’s new documentary too as it is really rather special. Find out where to watch it on SherylCrow.comRockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Stuart Elmore for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/07/22·58m 26s

S2E26: Barbara Charone

This week on Rockonteurs we talk to a legend in the music PR business – someone whose job it is to steer and guide some of the biggest artists in the world – and Barbara Charone has been doing it longer and better than most. She is fun, fabulous, fearless and trusted by the likes of Madonna, The Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder and Keith Richards. She has a new book out that documents her life guiding the greatest names in music and ‘Access All Areas – A Backstage Pass Through 50 Years of Music and Culture’ is out now. This week she chats to Guy and Gary as they continue their tour across Europe with Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Stuart Elmore for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/07/22·55m 55s

S2E25: William Orbit

This week Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt chat to producer extraordinaire William Orbit about his career and his new record 'The Painter'. It's his first brand new album in over 8 years and is out in August. In an open and candid conversation they also discuss how art saved him, the dark secrets of recording bass, working with Blur on their '13' album and, of course, Madonna...oh and gangster squirrels.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/06/22·54m 26s

S2E24: Youth

Youth, the long-standing bassist for Killing Joke discusses his long and varied career with Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt on the latest episode of Rockonteurs. Ranging from his work with The Verve, Crowded House, Pink Floyd, Blue Pearl... oh and Paul McCartney. He also talks about hanging out with John Lydon after the Sex Pistols break-up and tells the amazing story of recording in the Great Pyramid in Egypt for a Killing Joke album.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/06/22·1h 23m

S2E23: Bernard Butler

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy are in Sofia as their European tour with Nick Mason continues. But they still find time to speak to the brilliant Bernard Butler. A career as long and as eclectic is hard to find and in this fascinating conversation we discuss shared influences, his time in Suede, the stunning hit single ‘Yes’ with David McAlmont, his inner drive to move on and find new musical challenges, and his remarkable new album with Jessie Buckley ‘For All Our Days That Tear The Heart’ which is out on June 17th. Bernard is a great man. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/06/22·1h 23m

S2E22: Ken Scott

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt continue their tour with Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets but still find time to talk to legendary record producer Ken Scott. Ken produced Elton John, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum, Jeff Beck, The Beatles and David Bowie to name but a few. He co-produced Ziggy Stardust, which this month celebrates its 50th anniversary, so expect a tale or 2 from the days at Trident making that record plus his time at Abbey Road, where he started at just 16 years old! Ken is a music fan, a British recording legend and a great storyteller.Rockonteurs is produced by Ian Callaghan and Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/06/22·1h 13m

S2E21: Bryan Adams

This week on Rockonteurs Gary and Guy are in Latvia and chat to another artist who is also on tour himself! We welcome the multi-million selling Bryan Adams to the podcast. Currently working his way around the UK on his latest tour supporting his recent album ‘So Happy It Hurts’. We chat about the recording of this record during lockdown, the making of ‘Reckless’, the global hits of ‘Waking Up The Neighbours’ and his acclaimed career behind the lens photographing everyone from Rammstein to The Queen. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/05/22·49m 16s

S2E20: Bill Bruford

This week Gary and Guy continue their travels on tour with Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets but still find time to record a brand new episode. Chatting to the debonair drummer Bill Bruford about his career recording and performing for King Crimson, Yes and Genesis. He’s a master of his craft and his work can be enjoyed on a new definitive boxset called ‘Making a Song and Dance: A Complete Career Collection’ – which is out now. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/05/22·1h 8m

S2E19: Kenney Jones

This week Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt welcome a true Mod legend to the show. How many people can say they’ve been in one great band let alone three! Well, Kenney Jones can! Drummer for The Small Faces, Faces and The Who, Kenney shares some excellent stories from the early days of being a mod, meeting Steve Mariott, rock and roll shenanigans with Rod and Ronnie and then getting the call to join The Who. But his greatest moment is surely flying Gary Kemp to Live Aid in his helicopter….This a good one!! Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/05/22·1h 8m

S2E18: Neil Finn

This week on Rockonteurs join Gary and Guy as they continue their UK tour and still manage to find time to catch up with the great Neil Finn on the line from New Zealand! It’s a globetrotting episode this week. Neil is a truly gifted singer and songwriter who takes us through his career from Split Enz to Crowded House and even his recent foray into Fleetwood Mac. Crowded House kick off their UK tour in June. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/05/22·1h 5m

S2E17: David Arnold

This week Gary and Guy take a moment out from their tour with Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets to chat to Grammy Award winning composer David Arnold. In a fascinating conversation that goes from composing 5 Bond scores to meeting John Barry, getting George Martin’s support through to working with David McAlmont and recording ‘Play Dead’ with Bjork. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/04/22·1h 15m

S2E16: Nick Mason 2

It’s a special Rockonteurs on the Road this week. Joining Guy and Gary backstage as the Saucerful of Secrets tour continues around the UK is the boss, Nick Mason.This is a must listen for any fan of Pink Floyd as we deep dive into the stories around those ground breaking tours, the recording and playing of Echoes and how the new record ‘Hey, Hey Rise Up’ was recorded and released in a very short window.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/04/22·44m 35s

S2E15: Derek Shulman

This week on Rockonteurs, Guy and Gary are joined by record executive, singer, songwriter and lead vocalist with Gentle Giant, Derek Shulman.In a hugely fascinating conversation that ranges from signing bands like Bon Jovi to fronting his group to helping working with Queen, Marc Bolan, Bowie and Tony Visconti, this is a deep dive into the business with some great musicians all sharing their stories, passions and experiences.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/04/22·1h 4m

S2E14: Jim Kerr

This week on Rockonteurs we welcome Jim Kerr from Simple Minds. Chatting to Gary and Guy about his incredible career and those decade defining hits! Settle in for some fascinating musical conversation. This is the very reason we make this show, to hear the stories behind the music we all love!Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/04/22·1h 17m

S2E13: Rick Astley

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy are joined by Rick Astley. Rick is a renaissance man, having started his career in the 80’s when he was discovered by the pop powerhouse team of Stock, Aitken and Waterman. That gave us the hugely successful, decade defining hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ and many more. But Rick turned his back on music in the 90’s until fairly recently returning to live shows and getting back into the studio writing, recording and producing his own material which included the No.1 album ‘50’ which was a brilliant collection of songs.Don’t be fooled by what you think you might know about Rick Astley, he’s a true music fan and a talented artist. In this episode he talks about his rise and fall and his rise again, rick-rolling, and even a bit of prog! He also talks about how his relationship with The Foo Fighters came about. This episode was recorded before the passing of Taylor Hawkins and the entire team at Rockonteurs would like to express their deepest condolences to the family, friends and band mates of Taylor.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/04/22·1h 17m

S2E12: Mike Campbell

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt chat to Mike Campbell. Mike was a long-time member of Tom Petty’s band ‘The Heartbreakers’ and co-wrote many of their hits. He also has a well-established and successful track record writing and recording with Don Henley, having co-written The Boys of Summer and ‘Heart of The Matter’. He is also currently part of the touring band for Fleetwood Mac and has a new album out with his band The Dirty Knobs called ‘External Combustion’. A perfect candidate to join us on the podcast. Rockonteurs is produced by Ian Callaghan and Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/03/22·55m 9s

S2E11: Simon Le Bon

This week on Rockonteurs we welcome Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon to the podcast. There is so much to enjoy from this episode including Simon’s passion for new music, his origins with Duran Duran, touring with David Bowie, jostling for chart supremacy with a certain Spandau Ballet and the game-changing music video revolution… This is a joy to listen to!Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/22·1h 11m

S2E10: Justin Hayward

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt chat to the charming Justin Hayward. Justin is the singer and songwriter with the Moody Blues and has written some truly stunning records over the years. He is a multiple Ivor Novello award winner and with the Moody Blues has sold over 70 million albums. In this episode, he talks about auditioning for Marty Wilde, joining the Moody Blues and writing some of their incredible hit songs like ‘Nights in White Satin’ and ‘Question’. He also reveals how he ended up recording ‘Forever Autumn’ on the Jeff Wayne’s War of The Worlds.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/22·1h 9m

S2E9: Labi Siffre

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy chat to singer, songwriter, musician and poet Labi Siffre.In a timely and moving conversation, Labi chats openly about his career, his loves and his losses. He’s written some incredible songs and many have been covered or sampled from a range of artists that include Madness and Eminem. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/22·1h 5m

S2E8: Kelly Jones

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy are joined by Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones. Armed with some incredible stories, a tremendous back catalogue of hits, and famous fans ranging from Bowie, Daltrey, Noel and Ronnie Wood, Kelly is a brilliant storyteller and a perfect guest for this podcast.Stereophonics release their new album Oochya! on March 4th… Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Limited. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/22·1h 3m

S2E7: Hugh Padgham

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy chat to one of the UK’s finest record producers, the 4 x Grammy Award-winning Hugh Padgham. Chances are Hugh was involved in the making of your favourite record. From The Police, Genesis, Paul McCartney, XTC, The Human League through to creating that iconic drum sound of the ’80s for Phil Collins – Hugh has an unrivalled CV and some cracking stories to share.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/22·1h 6m

S2E6: Kevin Rowland

This week we welcome the beautiful Kevin Rowland to Rockonteurs. In an open, honest and funny conversation about life fronting Dexys Midnight Runners, Kevin chats to Gary and Guy about the ups and downs of life in the band, making the album ‘Too Rye Ay’ the way he wanted to make it and the upcoming live dates in the UK this September. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/02/22·1h 13m

S2E5: Graham Coxon

This week Gary and Gary chat to the charming and hugely talented Graham Coxon. Graham has an extensive career as a solo artist producing a stunning collection of solo projects, film scores and even most recently writing, recording and performing with Duran Duran. All of that, plus his pivotal role driving the sound of Blur…it’s a joyous musical romp through his career in this week’s episode of Rockonteurs.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/02/22·1h 2m

S2E4: Miles Kane

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy chat to Miles Kane. His new album Change The Show is out now and is an excellent listen. We chat influences, his approach to song writing, his relationship and work with Alex Turner and their band The Last Shadow Puppets and much more. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/01/22·51m 30s

S2E3: Steve Hackett

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt are like kids in a candy store as they get to talk to a guitar hero. We are delighted to welcome Steve Hackett to the podcast. From his early influences, to his PROG years in Genesis and his incredibly successful solo career, we try and cover of much of this man’s career as we can. He embraces and has conquered so many styles and sounds from pop, blues, rock, world music and classical and influenced the likes of Brian May and Eddie Van Halen to name but 2. This was a fun one to record. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/22·58m 39s

S2E2: Andy Bell

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt chat to the excellent Andy Bell from Erasure.Erasure were one of the biggest artists of the 80’s and 90’s with 24 Top 40 singles and selling 28 million albums worldwide. Erasure won the Brit Award form Best British Group in 1989. Still gigging despite the complexities of touring in the current climate, Erasure are about to embark on a new US tour and Andy chats to Guy and Gary from his bubble in Miami! Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/01/22·56m 13s

S2E1: Curt Smith

This week Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt return for Series 2 of Rockonteurs. Joining the podcast this week we speak to Curt Smith from Tears For Fears. The band return with their first new album in 18 years, The Tipping Point is out in Feb and we get the lowdown on the record and those huge decade defining albums of the 1980’s. After chatting to Roland last year on the show, this is a fascinating listen to hear the other side of the story from a band who have quite the story!Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/01/22·55m 30s

S1E65: Jamie Cullum

This week, it’s our final show of the year and Guy and Gary chat to the ever excellent Jamie Cullum about his career and his stunning Christmas album ‘The Pianoman at Christmas. Jamie talks about his love for the jazz greats and the weight of responsibility going back to Abbey Road to record this festive collection of original songs. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/12/21·1h 2m

S1E64: Shel Talmy

This week on the podcast, Guy and Gary chat to one of the men who shaped the sound of the 60’s – the legendary producer Shel TalmyShel produced hits like ‘You Really Got Me’ for The Kinks and ‘My Generation’ for The Who. He came to London in 1962 for a holiday and ended up getting a job producing some of the defining hits of the decade, working with a young David Bowie and also a band who influenced the sound of Britpop, The Creation.We are delighted to welcome a man who certainly shaped the sound of the swinging 60’s.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/21·51m 29s

S1E63: The Anchoress

‘The Art of Losing’ is one of the best albums of the year and we are delighted to welcome Catherine Anne Davies aka The Anchoress to our podcast.This album has been winning praise from across the industry and fans include Elton John, James Dean Bradfield and Prog Magazine. Both Guy and Gary love this album and we hope you’ll have a listen too. It’s a record about love and loss and a deeply personal record that has rightly found critical acclaim this year. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Limited. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/12/21·58m 31s

S1E62: Rick Wakeman

This week on Rockonteurs we sit down and chat with Rick Wakeman. He embodies everything this show is all about, great stories from great artists about great songs! We love him and barely scratch the surface on his incredible career from Bowie to Yes, T-Rex to Knights on Ice…hee has sold 50 million albums across 5 decades in music. Rick is a one off and never fails to entertain. Go catch his ‘Not Quite as Grumpy as Last Xmas’ tour this November and Dec. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/11/21·1h 26m

S1E61: Arthur Baker

This week on the show, Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt chat to the acclaimed producer Arthur Baker. Arthur has enjoyed an incredibly diverse career from working with Afrika Bambaataa, New Order, the Pet Shop Boys to remixing Springsteen and producing Bob Dylan. We cover some genres on this episode from rock to dance, hip hop and rap this man has had his fingers in some tasty musical pies and shares those stories on this week’s episode of Rockonteurs. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Production. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/11/21·57m 34s

S1E60: John Illsley

This week Gary and Guy return with another fascinating and insightful episode of Rockonteurs. Our guest this week is John Illsley from Dire Straits. Yes….a bass player! John was one of only a few members to play from the bands start to their finish and remains great friends with Mark Knopfler.He has a new book out this week that charts the bands meteoric rise to the top in the late 70’s and throughout the 80’s and in this episode he shares some of those incredible stories.From pub rock to stadiums, CD’s, sharing studios in Monserrat with Sting to the cultural explosion of MTV – it’s all exactly what this series is all about, great stories from the artists that shaped the music we love.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/11/21·1h 13m

S1E59: Chris Frantz

This week Guy and Gary return with Rockonteurs and are joined by Chris Frantz from Talking Heads.Chris is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, a drummer with Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club and an acclaimed record producer too.With stories that range from the NYC punk scene with Blondie and The Ramones to working with Brian Eno and even producing Happy Mondays…it’s another epic set of stories and a great listen.Rockonteurs is produced by Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Limited. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/11/21·1h 8m

S1E58: Tim Rice

In this week’s episode Gary and Guy welcome Sir Tim Rice, a legendary EGOT winner with a 50 year career under his belt, and collaborations with everyone from Rick Wakeman and Abba to Elton John, Freddie Mercury and Elvis. Tim’s best known for his work with Andrew Lloyd Webber, providing the lyrics to the Webber’s music. The duo have co-written a string of musical theatre blockbusters, starting with Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (1968), followed 2 year later by the pioneering rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, featuring Ian Gillan on the recorded version. There followed among many other stage hits including Evita, Chess and The Lion King.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/10/21·1h 6m

S1E57: Alan McGee

In this episode of Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy are joined by legendary label boss Alan McGee. The founder of Creation Records and the man who brought us The Jesus And May Chain, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine…oh and Oasis. In a fascinating conversation, Alan discusses the influence of 70s rock and glam, making of the game-changing "Screamadelica" album, and the life-changing night in Glasgow where he saw Oasis completely by chance. He's also refreshingly candid about the part pure luck and chancing it can play in success, and why you should never sign a band during a big weekend out.Rockonteurs is produced by Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/10/21·58m 20s

S1E56: Pat Leonard

This week on Rockonteurs we are delighted to welcome the hugely talented songwriter and producer Patrick Leonard to the show.Pat is best known as a longtime collaborator with Madonna having worked on albums such as ‘True Blue’, ‘Who’s That Girl’ and ‘Like A Prayer’.But his musical credentials stretch far wider and include Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Elton John and Leonard Cohen to name but a few.As you can imagine, the stories come thick and fast and it’s one amazing listen.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Limited Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/10/21·1h 6m

S1E55: Colin Blunstone

Joining Gary and Guy in this episode is Zombie and solo artist Colin Blunstone. With a long, illustrious and incredible career, there's much to discuss. From forming The Zombies with school pals, to rapid success with "She's Not There" to an equally quick descent into obscurity, despite the Zombies second album, "Odessey And Oracle" being rated as one of Rolling Stones top 100 albums, and Paul Weller's favourite. For Colin, what followed was a stint in insurance, a brief career under a pseudonym, then a fully-fledged solo career and finally a return to The Zombies who were rewarded with an induction into The Rock 'n Roll Hall Of Fame in 2019. More fascinating stories shared in Rockonteurs.Produced by Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Limited Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/10/21·1h 9m

S1E54: Peter Hook

This week on Rockonteurs we speak to the wonderful Peter Hook. Peter is one of those musicians that really deserves about 4 episodes as he’s had so many incredible chapters, but we’ll try and cover off as much of his journey as we can. From Joy Division, to New Order, the Hacienda to his band ‘Peter Hook and the Light’. This is an open, honest and heartfelt conversation about falling in love with music, falling out of love with your band mates, and the continued drive and desire to play the music you created. We discuss Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Ian Curtis, Regret, and Hooky’s live dates for 2022 among other topics. He is an epic storyteller. Produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Limited. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/09/21·1h 12m

S1E53: Bob Harris

This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy chat to a titan of music broadcasting, Bob Harris.It’s a fascinating discussion on his remarkable career in radio and TV that takes us from being a John Peel protégé to Radio 1, from his love of country music to The Old Grey Whistle Test and the eclectic artists that show beamed into our lives in the 70’s.Bob is a natural storyteller and this episode features encounters with Elton John, John Lennon, The Eagles and even a life or death moment as he get attacked by some punks back in the day.The Old Grey Whistle Test is 50 years old this week, so there is no guest better than Whispering Bob. Produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/09/21·1h 13m

S1E52: JJ Burnel

This week on Rockonteurs, Guy and Gary chat to musician, producer, bassist (obviously) and founding member of The Stranglers, JJ Burnel!It’s a fascinating chat that takes us from ice-cream vans in Surrey to punk pubs in London. We discuss the massive success of the band with hits like Peaches, Golden Brown and No More Heroes through to the new album Dark Matters (out now) and the recent passing of Dave Greenfield who died from Covid in 2020 but who is very much part of this new record. Stories of fights with Sex Pistols, gigs with The Ramones and naked centrefolds, this episode has it all. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/09/21·1h 5m

S1E51: Steven Wilson

Out today Gary and Guy chat to the excellent Steven Wilson.Singer, songwriter, producer, remixer, and founder of the band Porcupine Tree, Steven is a hugely talented artist and we’re delighted to welcome him to Rockonteurs.He has worked with so many artists from Elton, Roxy Music, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Tears for Fears and many more.It’s another fascinating journey through music connections, shared experiences and a passion for a wide range of songs.Enjoy Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/09/21·1h 2m

S1E50: Gaz Coombes

This week on Rockonteurs, Guy and Gary are joined by musician, songwriter and founder of Supergrass, Gaz Coombes.Gaz has been making music since he was a lad and started Supergrass in 1993. They exploded in the mid 90’s with Britpop anthems like ‘Alright’, ‘Caught By The Fuzz’ and ‘Sun Hits the Sky’.Gaz has also enjoyed a successful solo career with albums like ‘Matador’.In this episode Gaz talks to Guy and Gary about his early introduction to music, the huge hits of the 1990’s and how Steven Spielberg almost made a TV show about the band!‘In It For The Money’ is out now remastered and expanded, plus is available on vinyl for the very first time! Supergrass play the Isle of Wight Festival in September. This episode of Rockonteurs was recorded before the passing of Charlie Watts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/08/21·1h 1m

S1E49: Ian Anderson

Joining the Rockonteurs this week is Jethro Tull frontman, bandleader, song-writer and mainstay Ian Anderson. In a deep dive into Ian's career, Gary, Guy and Ian discuss how Jethro Tull grew out of the British blues boom to become one of the leading progressive rock bands, delivering huge selling concept albums like Aqualung and Thick As A Brick. The conversation also covers how and why such a strikingly unique band managed to conquer America (when many of their fellow British acts failed) and the iconic flute as part of the rock band. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/08/21·1h 8m

S1E48: Joe Elliott

This week we welcome Joe Elliott to Rockonteurs. Joe has fronted Def Leppard from their earliest days in Sheffield to the incredible success breaking America in the 1980’s and continues to steer this hugely popular band. From his genuine love of music, his early influences of Bowie and Bolan to the inside stories on albums like Pyromania and Hysteria, from the highs of record breaking awards and album sales to the devasting story of Rick Allen’s accident - this episode is a Rock N Roll tour de force much like Joe! Plus, find out which of our hosts did backing vocals on Animal! It’s all in this episode of Rockonteurs.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/07/21·1h 23m

S1E47: Adam Clayton

This week on Rockonteurs we are joined by Adam Clayton from U2. What can you say about this band? Consistently one of the biggest groups of the last 40 years, hit albums, game changing tours, musically diverse, incredibly creative and risk taking and utter masters of their craft. U2 are one of the truly greatest bands of all time. On the show this week we have an in-depth conversation with Adam about the origins of the band, their influences, the early struggles and the huge success that followed. We discuss the ‘born with’ charisma of Bono who was a ready-made rock star, the virtuoso talent of the Edge and the dedication and passion of Larry. It is a fascinating insight into the workings of a band who will never be forgotten and who continue to create a stunning body of music. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/07/21·1h 4m

S1E46: Martin Kemp

This week the brothers reunite as Martin Kemp joins his older brother Gary on Rockonteurs, along with co-host Guy Pratt it’s a fascinating hour of conversation from discussing musical hero’s through to Spandau, The Krays and even Martin’s appearance on Gary’s new album In Solo. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/07/21·1h 13m

S1E45: Harry Shearer

This week on the show we speak to Harry Shearer – an honorary rockstar! Well, he can play the bass!Harry has had an incredible career thus far that includes American radio drama, Saturday Night Live, Spinal Tap and The Simpsons – to name just a few.We take a whistle stop journey through that impressive CV and get the low down on how Tap almost never got made in the first place and we hear how Harry ended voicing some of those iconic characters in the longest running animated show in TV history, The Simpsons! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/21·57m 50s

S1E44: Richard Thompson

This week on Rockonteurs we meet Fairport Convention founder Richard Thompson. Richard rose to fame in the 1960’s as the lead guitarist and songwriter in Fairport and in this open and honest conversation he talks to Guy and Gary about his passion for music, playing in a school band with Hugh Cornwell, the folk scene of the 1960’s, the bands terrible car crash in 1969 and his subsequent success as a solo artist. He’s achieved so much, written some incredible songs and his book Fairport, Folk Rock and Finding My Voice, 1967–75 is a beautiful read. It’s out now!   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/21·1h 3m

S1E43: Marianne Faithfull

This week, in a short but personal conversation, Guy and Gary chat to Marianne Faithfull. Marianne has been making music for over 50 years and is part of the very fabric of British 60’s culture.On the show this week she talks about her friendship with Anita Pallenberg, her relationship with the Stones, her new collection of romantic poetry ‘She Walks in Beauty’ and also her recent poor health and slow recovery as a result of catching the corona virus last year. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/21·25m 22s

S1E42: Paul Stanley

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, Paul Stanley is a huge fan of soul, Motown and Philly soul. His new album ‘Now and Then’ is a collection of classic covers and original songs that sit beautifully amongst their peers.He’s also a charming man and we're delighted he’s joining us this week on the podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/21·51m 13s

S1E41: Noel Gallagher

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 some incredible stories and this is another great episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/06/21·1h 4m

S1E40: Mick Fleetwood

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 relationships. What does the future hold for Fleetwood Mac? Find out in this week’s episode of Rockonteurs. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/06/21·52m 54s

S1E39: Mica Paris

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/05/21·59m 15s

S1E38: Toyah Willcox

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/05/21·1h

S137: Jools Holland

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! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/05/21·56m 57s

S1E36: Bernie Marsden

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/21·1h 4m

S1E35: Giles Martin

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/05/21·1h 14m

S1E34: Steven Van Zandt

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! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/04/21·1h 9m

S1E33: Mike Rutherford

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/04/21·1h 2m

S1E32: Sharleen Spiteri

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/04/21·55m 44s

S1E31: Imelda May

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/21·58m 41s

S1E30: Gary Numan

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/03/21·1h 6m

S1E29: Glen Matlock

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/03/21·1h 2m

S1E28: Jon Bon Jovi

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… Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/03/21·54m 25s

S1E27: Midge Ure

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 the greatest song to never go to No.1!Welcome to Rockonteurs, Midge Ure! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/03/21·1h 14m

S1E26: Alice Cooper

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 Pink Floyd. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/02/21·33m 58s

S1E25: Tim Burgess

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/02/21·54m 2s

S124: Billy Corgan

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.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/02/21·1h 2m

S1E23: Hank Marvin

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/02/21·1h 7m

S1E22: Roland Orzabal

In this week’s episode of Rockonteurs, Guy and Gary talk to Roland Orzabal from Tears for Fears. They are a British band who created some of the defining albums of the 80’s and achieved huge success on both sides of the Atlantic. In this open, honest and revealing conversation, Roland discusses his first meeting with Curt Smith, the highs and lows of 80’s stardom, missing out on Live Aid and how he and his band mate are soon to release a new record that they are both incredibly excited about. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/01/21·1h 3m

S1E21: Johnny Marr

In this week's episode Guy and Gary speak to acclaimed guitarist and songwriter of The Smiths, Johnny Marr. Johnny Marr takes us through his band playing experiences, his solo career and meeting Morrissey. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/21·1h

S1E20: Mark King

In this week’s episode Guy and Gary talk to acclaimed bassist, founding member of Level 42 and all round lovely bloke Mark King. Mark is a hugely talented musician and takes us through his career which reveals a vast array of connections to other band and artists and some cracking stories to share with us. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/01/21·1h 4m

S1E19: Brian Johnson

This week on the show, Guy and Gary speak to AC/DC frontman and nicest man in rock, Brian Johnson! Brian continues to lead one of the biggest band’s in the world and just recently AC/DC returned with their long awaited new album ‘Power Up’. It went to number one around the world! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/01/21·58m 36s

S1E18: Lol Creme

This week Guy and Gary speak with musician, video director and all round lovely bloke Lol Creme. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/01/21·1h

S1E17: Boy George

In a fun, frank and utterly compelling chat George talks to Guy and Gary about his career, the highs and lows of his mega stardom and his very first encounter with Spandau Ballet. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/12/20·1h 1m

S1E16: Suzi Quatro

This week Guy and Gary speak to Suzi Quatro about her incredible career, her planned live dates in 2021 and her Christmas single ‘My Heart and Soul (I Need You Home for Christmas) that is out now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/20·38m 51s

S1E15: Peter Frampton

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.Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music. In episode 15 Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt speak to Peter Frampton. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/20·48m 17s

S1E14: Billy Idol

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.Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music. In episode 14 Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt speak to Billy Idol. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/20·47m 53s

S1E13: Nile Rodgers

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.Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music. In episode 13 Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt speak to Nile Rodgers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/20·1h 12m

S1E12: Stewart Copeland

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.Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music. In episode 12 Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt speak to Stewart Copeland. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/11/20·1h 1m

S1E11: Dave Stewart

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.Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music. In episode 10 Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt speak to Dave Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/11/20·40m 32s

S1E10: Nick Lowe

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.Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music. In episode 10 Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt speak to Nick Lowe. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/11/20·40m 43s

S1E9: David Coverdale

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.Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music. In episode 9 Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt speak to David Coverdale. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/11/20·51m 38s

S1E8: David Crosby

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.Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music. In episode 8 Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt speak to David Crosby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/10/20·55m 0s

S1E7: John Taylor

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.Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music. In episode 7 Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt speak to John Taylor from Duran Duran. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/10/20·57m 50s

S1E6: Ian Le Frenais

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.Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music. In episode 6 Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt speak to Ian Le Frenais. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/20·38m 39s

S1E5: Trevor Horn

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.Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music. In episode 5 Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt speak to Trevor Horn. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/10/20·38m 6s

S1E4: Phil Manzanera

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. Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music. In episode 4 Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt speak to Phil Manzanera. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/09/20·42m 37s

S1E3: Chris Difford

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.Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music. In episode 3 Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt speak to Chris Difford, lyricist and founding member of Squeeze. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/09/20·35m 27s

S1E2: Bob Geldof

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.Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music. In episode 2 Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt speak to Bob Geldof. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/09/20·58m 21s

S1E1: Nick Mason

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.Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music. In episode 1 Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt speak to Nick Mason from Pink Floyd. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/09/20·38m 26s
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