Roxy Music frontman, British style icon, solo artist and all-out music legend. The one and only Bryan Ferry invites us for a Fireside Chat.
Roxy Music band leader, frontman and main songwriter, successful solo artist, style icon, art collector, jazz aficionado: Bryan Ferry is a man of many guises. Combining his love of music with a passion for art and design, Ferry collaborated with fashion designer Antony Price in the early 70s to create Roxy Music’s classic first record sleeves, all featuring glamorous international supermodels, many of whom Ferry dated. Not bad for a working class miner’s son from the North East of England. Already releasing five solo albums during his time with Roxy Music, Ferry became an established solo act with hits like Let’s Stick Together and Slave To Love. He has since released several more solo albums and in 1994 linked up with former Roxy Music band mate Brian Eno on the album Mamouna which Eno produced. Throughout Ferry’s career jazz has been a huge influence, and in 2012 he released The Jazz Age, a recording of Roxy Music and Ferry’s solo compositions, performed by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra in the jazz style of the 1920s, and cut in crackly mono. With a career spanning five decades and including more than 20 studio albums, Bryan Ferry’s unique voice, music and style continue to have a great influence on artists all over the world.