Roxy Music have not recorded new music since 1982 and Bryan Ferry says it is unlikely they ever will again.
The last Roxy Music album was ‘Avalon’. It was a platinum seller in the USA and a number one record in the UK. Bryan says they attempted new music in recent years but it never went anywhere.
“We talked a little bit about that,” Bryan Ferry tells Noise11.com. “We spent a couple of weeks together in London working on things”.
Ferry says his solo band is his new Roxy Music. “I kind of felt happier being a solo artist for so long that I missed my go-to team, my solo band,” he says. “It is more amenable for me to work with them. I have been working with some of the people for ages in the solo band. They have become my new Roxy.”
He has an Aussie in his band. “One is a very talented Australian girl Jorja Chalmers who plays saxophone and keyboards. She trained in Sydney at the Conservatorium of Music. She lives in London now and has been in the band for seven or eight years”.
Ferry’s solo band has a lot of styles to cover. “They all have their characteristics,” he says. “I like to do in the show at the moment my own writing, my own songs. Most of the songs that I wrote were on Roxy albums. It doesn’t really matter which albums they come from. I just get a balanced show that represents my career in music.
“The thing is get a balance of hits that the audience knows and want to hear and things they might not be aware of that makes them think. That’s what we try and do. I have enough good players in the band that can cover the various styles over the years”.
Bryan Ferry setlist, A Day On The Green, Yarra Valley, 23 February, 2019
The Main Thing (from Roxy Music, Avalon, 1982)
Slave to Love (from Boys and Girls, 1985)
Don’t Stop the Dance (from Boys and Girls, 1985)
Ladytron (from Roxy Music, Roxy Music, 1972)
Out of the Blue (from Roxy Music, Country Life, 1974)
Oh Yeah (from Roxy Music, Flesh and Blood, 1980)
Casanova (from Roxy Music, Country Life, 1974)
A Waste Land (from Boys and Girls, 1985)
Windswept (from Boys and Girls, 1985)
Bête Noire (from Bête Noir, 1987)
Zamba (from Bête Noir, 1987)
Stronger Through the Years (from Roxy Music, Manifesto, 1979)
Bitter-Sweet (from Roxy Music, Country Life, 1974)
My Only Love (from Roxy Music, Flesh and Blood, 1980)
In Every Dream Home a Heartache (from Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure, 1973)
If There Is Something (from Roxy Music, Roxy Music, 1972)
Re-Make/Re-Model (from Roxy Music, Roxy Music, 1972)
More Than This (from Roxy Music, Avalon, 1982)
Avalon (from Roxy Music, Avalon, 1982)
Love Is the Drug (from Roxy Music, Siren, 1975)
Virginia Plain (single, 1972)
Jealous Guy (single 1981)
Let’s Stick Together (from Let’s Stick Together, 1976)
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A DAY ON THE GREEN SHOWS:
Bryan Ferry, I’m Talking, Models and Stephen Cummings
Sun March 3 Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton, QLD
INDOOR SHOWS: (Frontier Touring)
Bryan Ferry plus Juanita Stein
Tues February 26 Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Fri March 1 ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney, NSW