"Bryan Ferry" (born 26 September 1945 in Washington,Tyne and Wear) is an English singer, musician and songwriter, famed for his suave visual and vocal style, who came to public prominence in the 1970s as lead vocalist and principal songwriter with Roxy Music. He is also noted for his alternative highly successful solo career.
Born into a working-class family (Ferry's father was a coal miner), Ferry studied fine art at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne under Richard Hamilton. His contemporaries included Tim Head and Nick de Ville. He became a pottery teacher in London, all the while aiming for a career in music. Ferry was, together with Graham Simpson, a member of the band The Gas Board.
Ferry, eager to get famous, formed Roxy Music with a group of friends and acquaintances, initially just Graham Simpson. The Roxy Music line-up expanded to include Andy Mackay and his acquaintance Brian Eno, who owned tape recorders and played Andy 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. (Early Peel sess...
|years active||1971 - present|
|origin||Washington, Tyne and Wear|
|music genre||Rock (music)|