Martin Kemp

Former Eastenders Actor & Spandau Ballet Bassist

Meet Martin Kemp… an instantly recognisable and hugely popular English actor, director and musician that has also occasionally worked as a television presenter. Perhaps best known as the bassist in the new wave band, Spandau Ballet, Kemp is also notorious for exceptional performances in his role as Steve Owen in UK soap, EastEnders.

The younger brother of Gary Kemp, a fellow member of Spandau Ballet, Martin Kemp’s already impressive reputation as a household name with the media and television industry was further enhanced when he finished third in the summer series of Celebrity Big Brother. A judge on BBC show, Let it Shine, Martin Kemp is an incredibly sought after and requested celebrity that is available to hire for all manner of events, functions and engagements across the UK through the Champions Speakers agency.

A life changing moment came for Martin when the manager of his brothers band suggested he should become the bands bass player and Martin Kemp incredibly learnt how to play bass in just three months and went on to perform for the first time with the Gentry at a college party. The band was renamed Spandau Ballet and enjoyed a great deal of success in the New Romantic Era, with four of their albums reaching the UK album chart top ten. The album’s title track, True, gave the band their first UK number one album and single. Playing their part in one of the most famous pieces of music of all time, Martin Kemp played in Bob Geldof’s Do They Know Its Christmas Time.

Transitioning into acting, Martin Kemp first broke onto the scene with his brother, as the pair played Ronald and Reginal in The Krays. Taking a break from acting for a short while, recovering from removal of two benign brain tumours, Martin Kemp returned to acting and has been in The Bill and of course EastEnders which earned him a cult like status amongst fans in the UK. Also a director, Kemp has appeared in, featured in and directed a number of television productions which have all supported his prowess and stature within the entertainment industry.

No stranger to pantomime’s Martine Kemp has appeared in several productions showcasing his versatility and added to his recognisability for a greater ranging audience. A cherished and adored television personality that is a favourite of people across Britain, Martin Kemp is available to hire for your next event through the Champions Speakers agency.

To book Martin Kemp to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.