21 October 2010: Over the past 40 years Bryan Ferry has enjoyed enormous success, both as a solo artist and with his band, Roxy Music. Now Bryan will perform his greatest hits at SHINE’s 2010 Benefit Dinner, to be held on Thursday 11th November inside Battersea Power Station.
Bryan Ferry burst onto the music scene in 1971 with Roxy Music, a band remarkable at the time for its blend of visual and musical sophistication, which went on to influence much of the music of the 1980s. The group’s debut single, ‘Virginia Plain’ was an instant top ten hit. This success continued over the next decade with hit singles – including ‘Love is the Drug’, ‘More Than This’ and ‘Jealous Guy’ – and 11 top ten albums, most famously ‘For Your Pleasure’ (1973) and ‘Avalon’ (1982).
Throughout his time with Roxy Music, Bryan has also pursued a highly successful parallel solo career with albums including ‘These Foolish Things’ (1973), ‘Let’s Stick Together’ (1976) and ‘Boys and Girls’ (1985), which reached number one in the UK. More recently, Bryan has continued to record critically acclaimed cover versions of classic songs, as well as writing new material: his 13th solo album, ‘Olympia’, was released just this week.
As you can imagine, SHINE is absolutely delighted to welcome Bryan to Battersea Power Station this year for what we are sure will be a stylish, sophisticated and truly memorable performance.
You can find more information about SHINE’s Benefit Dinners here. And to see Bryan rehearsing for his forthcoming performance at SHINE, simply click on the video below (oh, if only we had space for a full orchestra too!).