Tony Hadley surprised many Spandau Ballet fans earlier this summer when he revealed quite suddenly that he had left the band in quite a brusque fashion.

The vocalist said that it was with 'deep regret' that he is "no longer a member of the band Spandau Ballet & will not be performing with the band in the future".

In turn, his former bandmates claimed that Hadley had made it clear since last year that he "didn't want to work with the band anymore."

Now, bassist Martin Kemp has revealed that they intend to continue without Hadley and are on the search for a new singer.

"The band will carry on and we will find the right new singer," he told The Sun. "Tony sent me a text a year ago saying he didn't want to be in the band, so I took it as official that he was leaving back then. So it wasn't new. If that's what he wants to do, then good luck to him."

He also had some choice words for his former bandmate, accusing him of 'stealing memories' from their fans. "What Tony decided to do doesn't just steal special moments and memories from the band. It also steals them from the fans. We all like to see '80s bands because those performers and those songs trigger memories, so the fact Tony chose to take that away from so many people is sad."