Roxy Music were an English rock group formed in 1971 by Bryan Ferry, who became the group’s lead vocalist and chief songwriter and bassist Graham Simpson. Alongside Ferry, the other longitme members were Phil Manzanera (guitar), Andy Mackay (saxophone, oboe) and Paul Thompson (drums, percussion). Other former members include Brian Eno (synthesizer), Eddie Jobson (synthesiser, violin) and John Gustafson (bass). Although the band took a break in 1976 and in 1983, they reunited for a concert tour in 2001 and toured together randomly between that time and their break up in 2011. Ferry often enlisted members of Roxy Music as session musicians for his solo releases. Roxy Music attained popular and critical success in Europe and Australia during the 1970s and 1980s, beginning with their debut album Roxy Music (1972). The band were highly influential as pioneers of the more experimental, musically sophisticated elements of glam and significantly influenced early English punk music. The group were distinguished by their visual and musical sophistication and their preoccupation with style and glamour. Ferry and co-founding member Eno have also had influential solo careers, the latter becoming one of the most significant record producers and collaborators of the late 20th century. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Roxy Music No 98 on its “The Immortals – 100 The Greatest Artists of All Time” list. The band’s last studio album was 1982’s Avalon. In 2005 they began recording a new studio album, which would have been their first record since 1973 with Brian Eno, who wrote two songs for it and also played keyboards. However, Bryan Ferry eventually confirmed that material from these sessions would be released as his solo album, with Eno playing on “a couple of tracks” and that he doesn’t think they’ll ever record as Roxy Music again. The album ultimately became Ferry’s 2010 album Olympia. Roxy Music played a series of 40th anniversary shows in 2011 but have since stopped performing.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to Roxy Music. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from Roxy Music albums and most notable recordings.