In 2010, this iconic English singer and songwriter appeared on the Sunday Times Rich List for having an estimated net worth of £30 million. In March of 2013, he was ranked on The Guardian’s 50 Best Dressed Over 50s list. His band Roxy Music has appeared on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The Immortals-100 Greatest Artists of All-Time.
Bryan Ferry is one of the most popular names in the history of British pop. He founded the music group Roxy Music in 1971 that produced hit albums such as Manifesto and Flesh Blood. The English music artist also carved a successful solo music career and enjoys a devoted following both in the UK and the US.
In an industry with intense competition among new talents, Ferry has maintained his tall standing by constantly innovating his music and live performances. His stylish demeanor and powerful vocals still pull in huge crowds every time he takes to the stage. So, if you want to witness the singing icon live in his element, don’t wait further to book your Bryan Ferry tickets.
Bryan Ferry was born on September 26, 1945, in Washington, County Durham, England. He was blessed with the talent for acting as well as writing. He showcased these skills in numerous school activities. Ferry was also interested in fine arts and music. He enrolled into the University of Newcastle to get a professional degree in the fine arts.
At the university, Ferry had the chance to meet Richard Hamilton, the very well-known founder of the British Pop Art. Hamilton played a major part in shaping Ferry’s understanding and aesthetics of music. Inspired by Hamilton’s work and influenced by his knowledge, the English singer produced some exceptional compositions by utilizing the skills he had learned through fine arts. During his college days, Ferry led two music bands, The City Blues and The Gas Board. Later, the Royal College of Art honored him with a scholarship following which Ferry moved to London.
In London, Bryan Ferry formed Roxy Music in 1970. Along with Ferry, Graham Simpson was the founding member of the band, which would go on to become one of the pioneers of rock in the UK.
The debut self-titled album by the band hit the music stores in 1972. Influenced by the likes of The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and The Beatles, the music of Roxy Music carried elements of glam, soft and progressive rock. It also served as a model for the new wave acts that were emerging during the 1980s.
The first hit scored by Roxy Music was Virginia Plain. Written by Ferry himself, the single reached the UK Top 5. The song was recorded at London’s Command Studios in July of 1972. Roxy Music continued to produce numerous hit singles and albums with Ferry as the lead singer and occasional pianist. After the band’s second record, the band’s lineup changed with Brian Eno parting ways with Roxy Music. But this did not affect the growing popularity of the band.
Besides producing music as part of Roxy Music, Ferry had started a parallel solo music career in the year 1973. His record These Foolish Things and Another Time, Another Place, released in 1973 and 1974 respectively, both hit the UK Top 5.
Following the promotional tour of Roxy Music’s fifth studio record Siren, the musicians disbanded temporarily in 1976. However, members Eddie Jobson, Phil Manzanera and Paul Thompson continued to contribute in recording Ferry’s solo music material. Ferry went on to cover a number of songs to huge acclaim. Among his biggest hit covers are Bob Dylan’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall and Wilbert Harrison’s Let’s Stick Together. His solo studio albums namely Let’s Stick Together, In Your Mind and The Bride Stripped Bare all made it to the UK Top 20.
Ferry’s sixth studio effort titled Boys and Girls came out after a gap of seven years. Released via E.G. Records, it was the English singer’s first and only number one solo record in the UK. It also turned out to be his most successful solo album in America where it received Gold certification. Boys and Girls most popular song was Slave To Love. It spent nine weeks on the UK music charts. The album was certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry.
Ferry’s seventh solo studio record Bête Noire hit the shelves in November of 1987. It received both critical acclaim and commercial success, reaching the ninth spot on the UK charts. The first single The Right Stuff was a collaborative effort with English musician Johnny Marr and the album’s only Top 40 hit in the UK. The second single Kiss and Tell charted the US Top 40 but narrowly missed the Top 40 in the UK. The song also featured in the movie Bright Lights, Big City.
In the year 2011, Roxy Music members reunited for the last time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band. The official announcement of the group’s disbandment however came in November, 2014.
Bryan Ferry’s fifteenth and most recent album release is Avonmore. It is named after the location of a studio in London where it was recorded. The album features two cover versions; one of Robert Palmer’s Johnny and Mary and the other a rendition of Stephen Sondheim’s Send in the Clowns. Avonmore has generally received positive reviews from the critics. It hit the nineteenth spot on the UK Albums chart and ranked 72th on the US Billboard 200.
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