"It's the hardest thing, to find your way, to find what you're good at and what you think you can maybe do best. And I kind of edged my way towards it I guess. I certainly wasn't going to be a scientist."
Best known for his work in the 70s and 80s with Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry is one of the most innovative and iconic voices in popular music. Born in Washington, County Durham, Bryan Ferry would show exceptional promise as both a creative writer and as an actor during his school years. But his principal passions were music and fine art, and he finally opted to study Fine Art at the University of Newcastle. There he studied with the founder of British Pop Art, Richard Hamilton, whose influence and inspiration would become an important piece of Bryan’s artistic vision. He would later say that his earliest writings and recordings with Roxy Music were a direct attempt to combine his love of music with the creative possibilities and ideas that he had learned from fine art. We spoke with Bryan about the release of his CD The Jazz Age, a collection of his tunes re-imagined in a1920s jazz style.