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Bryan Ferry (born 26 September 1945 in Washington, Tyne and Wear) is an English
singer, musician, songwriter and occassional actor famed for his suave visual and vocal style.
He came to public prominence in the 1970s as lead vocalist and principal songwriter with Roxy
Music. In addition to his work with the band, Bryan Ferry is also noted for his alternative highly successful solo career.
Some of Bryan Ferry's most well known singles include "Slave To Love", "Let's Stick Together '88", "Extended Play" and "This Is Tomorrow". Order your Bryan Ferry Tickets online today for the concert experience of a lifetime!
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Bryan Ferry was born into a working-class family. He studied fine art at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne under Richard Hamilton. He had applied to study History of Art at the world-renowned Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, but was rejected. Bryan Ferry's contemporaries included Tim Head and Nick de Ville. He became a pottery teacher in London, all the while aiming for a career in music. Bryan Ferry was, together with Graham Simpson, a member of the band The Gas Board. Bryan Ferry formed Roxy Music with a group of friends and acquaintances, beginning with Graham Simpson. The Roxy Music line-up expanded to include Andy Mackay and his acquaintance Brian Eno, who owned tape recorders and played Mackay's synthesiser. Other early members included a timpanist and ex-Nice guitarist David O'List, who were replaced respectively by Paul Thompson and Phil Manzanera before the band recorded its first album. Roxy Music's first hit, "Virginia Plain", just missed topping the charts, and they followed up with several hit singles and albums, with Bryan Ferry as vocalist and occasional instrumentalist (he taught himself piano in his mid-twenties) and Eno contributing synthesiser backing. After the first two albums, Eno left Roxy Music, leaving Bryan Ferry its undisputed leader.
After the concert tours in support of the band's album Siren, Roxy Music temporarily disbanded in 1976. Bryan Ferry had already started a parallel solo career in 1973, specialising in cover versions of old standards on albums such as These Foolish Things. Notably, Bryan Ferry's Roxy Music bandmembers, particularly Paul Thompson, Phil Manzanera and Eddie Jobson took part in recording his subsequent solo material. Additionally in 1976, he covered a Beatles song, "She's Leaving Home" for the transitory musical documentary All This and World War II.
After a couple of years as a solo artist, Bryan Ferry re-formed the band. Roxy Music recorded the successful albums Manifesto in 1978, Flesh and Blood in 1980 and Avalon in 1982. The pinnacle of their success being their only UK number one hit, "Jealous Guy", released in tribute to John Lennon - ironically, the only one of their singles not written by Bryan Ferry. After lengthy tours like the gruelling schedule used to promote the Avalon album in 1983, Bryan Ferry decided to put a hold on Roxy Music and continue as a solo artist.
After taking some time off from his music, Bryan Ferry returned in 1999. He began to perform a mix of 1930s songs and songs of his own, including several from the Roxy collection. Bryan Ferry, Manzanera, Mackay and Thompson re-reformed Roxy Music in 2001 and toured extensively for a couple of years while not releasing any albums. However, with the help of Manzanera and Thompson, in 2002 Bryan Ferry returned with Frantic, the long-awaited follow-up for As Time Goes By, where he was assisted on a couple of tracks by Manzanera and Thompson; the final track is a collaboration with Brian Eno. The album Frantic mixed his originals with covers - something that he hadn't attempted on a solo album since The Bride Stripped Bare, twenty-four years before. Bryan Ferry continues to record and tour.