Bryan Ferry (born September 26, 1945) is an English singer and songwriter. His voice has been described as a "sleek, seductive croon" It also established a distinctive image and style of dress: according to The Independent, Ferry and his contemporary David Bowie influenced a generation through both their music and their looks.
Peter York describes Ferry as "a work of art" that "should hang in the Tate".
In 1970 he started to put together the rock band Roxy Music with a group of friends and acquaintances in London, and took on the role of lead singer and main songwriter. The band achieved immediate international success with the release of their self-titled debut album in 1972, containing a rich multitude of sounds, which reflected Ferry's interest in exploring different genres of music. Their second album, For Your Pleasure (1973), further cultivated the band's unique sonic and visual image that would establish Ferry as a prominent cultural icon for the next decade.
Her second album, Another Time, Another Place (1974), featured Ferry posing by a pool in a white tuxedo as the cover image and was one of her most impactful fashion statements. Over the next two years, Roxy Music released a trilogy of albums, Stranded (1973), Country Life (1974) and Siren (1975), which broadened the group's international appeal and saw Ferry become more interested in the role of performer, reinventing himself in stage costumes ranging from gaucho to military uniforms