BRYAN FERRY PERFORMS OUTSTANDING SHOW AT GLASGOW’S KELVINGROVE BANDSTAND AS PART OF REGULAR MUSIC’S SUMMER NIGHTS
The undisputed king of suave and sophistication, Bryan Ferry, brings his band to Glasgow’s West End for a sell-out show at the Kelvingrove Bandstand. Once the frontman of glam rock giants Roxy Music, he also has a solo career which ran in tandem with Roxy’s output, resulting in a back catalogue of band and solo work to make most artists green with envy.
A 27 song strong setlist included all the hits plus more, and that was exactly what the huge crowd at the bandstand came to see. Easing in gently with The Main Thing from the Roxy Music album Avalon, Ferry is last to the stage after the band assembles and start the music, his presence is overwhelming and the cheer from the crowd shows how much he is still adored by his fans. Solo hits Slave to Love and Don’t Stop The Dance follow before Ladytron from the debut Roxy Music album from 1972.
The band accompanying Bryan Ferry now is far removed from those who helped make his name back in the early days. Brian Eno, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera and Paul Thompson alongside Ferry made Roxy Music one of the biggest acts in the British music scene in the 70s, and a regular in the music charts, year after year. The band tonight includes Chris Spedding on guitar, famous for the hit Motorbiking and once a member of The Wombles, another band who were regularly in the charts in the early 70s.