Tony Hadley

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Tony Hadley

Former lead singer of Spandau Ballet and an amazing live performer, either solo or fronting a band or orchestra

Pioneers of the 80’s Romantic movement, Spandau Ballet formed in 1978 and had numerous chart topping singles and albums all over the world, some of the most memorable being the singles “Gold”, “Only When You Leave”, “Lifeline”, the epic “Through the Barricades” and of course the international number one “True”; the latter famously sampled by PM Dawn in 1991 and featured on Paul Anka’s Rock Swings in 2005.

As lead singer of Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley has, over the years, earned the accolade of being one of pop music’s greatest vocalists. In addition to all the band’s songs, many will remember his prominent vocal contribution to the Band Aid UK charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas” and subsequent 1985 London appearance at Live Aid. He also performed solo at the Nelson Mandela Concert at Wembley in June 1988.

PERFORMING

On the live music front Tony is a regular performer, delighting audiences at home and abroad with such events as the ‘Night Of The Proms’ in Holland & Belgium, orchestral tours of Europe and South America, as well as his own UK & European solo tours.

A PASSION FOR SWING

Aside from his own live band, Tony also has a passion for ‘Swing’; Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Jack Jones being just a few of his personal favourites, which has led to performances with some of the greatest jazz orchestras in Europe, including London, Holland, Italy and Spain.

Tony normally performs with a six or seven piece band but also performs with a full orchestra or big band reprising all the old Spandau hits and a host of other favourites.

On 18 February 2022, Tony Hadley released his first solo single in over two years, “Because of You”, an up-tempo number that marks a distinct change in his sound from previous solo material. During March and May 2022, He embarked on a 40-date tour of the United Kingdom to celebrate his 40th Anniversary in the music business. The tour was scheduled for 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The set includes a number of Spandau Ballet’s big hits, a series of carefully selected covers, as well as several new tracks from Hadley’s upcoming seventh solo album, including “Because of You”, “Obvious” and the yet-to-be released “Mad About You”. The tour concluded with four special additional dates in October 2022, which saw him backed by a full orchestra.

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