From Top of the Pops to Holes in Me Socks

In this launch episode of The Belsy Podcast, join us to hear Belsy describing the road to Top of the Pops and hear what Rod Stewart actually whispered into his ear. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

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Martin Bell, who is Essex born and bred originally started out as a session singer. He had releases under various major record labels with his powerful soul voice until enjoying success as “Bell & Spurling” with his writing partner Johnny Spurling. Martin penned the now famous hit “Sven Sven Sven” for Capital Radio which under the Warner Music label went on to sell over 350,000 units. The follow up single “Goldenballs” also had chart success enabling Bell & Spurling to perform on Top of the Pops for a second time. Martin also performed on every major TV entertainment show. He has continued to write and perform until teaming up as a writing partner with Jules De Martino from the now recognised “Ting Tings”. Martin had previously written and performed with many stars including the likes of Tony Hadley and Rick Astley.You can contact the podcast with your own funny stories at: [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See for more information.