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Spandau Ballet unveil Wild new lead singer

Anew era for Spandau Ballet has begun after the pop legends finally unveiled their new lead vocalist. Star of musical theatre Ross William Wild is the man tasked with filling Tony Hadley’s boots after he officially quit last year.

The Scottish singer was first introduced to the group when he starred as Elvis Presley alongside bassist Martin Kemp in stage production The Million Dollar Quartet back in 2016. “He gave me goosebumps every night he sang”, said Martin who told Classic Pop last year that the band were thinking outside the box for new singers. Ross hit the ground running when Spandau played a sold-out gig at London’s Subterania on 6 June to mark the announcement.

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In the new issue of Classic Pop magazine we catch up with Johnny Marr to hear about the former Smiths and Electronic star’s superb new solo album Call The Comet. Tom Bailey tells us why he's returning to pop with a new album after years exploring dub and world music – remarkably it’s the former Thompson Twin frontman’s first solo LP. Also making a much-anticipated comeback is Swing Out Sister – Classic Pop talks to 80s icon Corinne Drewery and other half Andy Connell as they break what is effectively a decade of studio silence with Almost Persuaded. Elsewhere, we tell the story of the legendary Factory Records label and serve up a buyer’s guide to the work of Blondie and Debbie Harry. The ever-industrious Neil Arthur tells us about his new project Near Future and gives us details of a new Blancmange album plus we also catch up with Jaki Graham for the inside story on her diverse new album When A Woman Loves. New albums from Tom Bailey, Erasure, Years & Years and Let’s Eat Grandma get the once-over alongside reissues by David Bowie, The Cure, Public Image Limited and George Michael. We also jostle our way to the front to review live shows including Beck, Echo & The Bunnymen and Blossoms. Enjoy the issue!

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