Roxy Music Reunited - One New Zealand Show
Roxy Music, consisting of vocalist Bryan Ferry, guitarist Phil Manzanera, saxophonist Andy Mackay and the great Paul Thompson on drums, are coming to New Zealand for one A Day On The Green show only at Villa Maria Estate Winery on Sunday 6th March.
Roxy Music will perform material from their entire catalogue including such hits as, Dance Away, Avalon, Let's Stick Together, Take A Chance With Me, Do the Strand, Angel Eyes, Oh Yeah, In the Midnight Hour, Jealous Guy, Love Is The Drug, More Than This and many more.
Distinguished by their visual and musical sophistication and their preoccupation with style and glamour Roxy Music were highly influential, as leading proponents of the more experimental element of glam rock as well as a significant influence on early English punk music. They also provided a model for many new wave acts and the experimental electronic groups of the early 1980s. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Roxy Music on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and the band are regarded as one of the most influential art-rock bands in music history.
Roxy Music exploded onto the scene in 1972 with their progressive self-titled debut album. The sound challenged the constraints of pop music and was lauded by critics and popular among fans, peaking at #4 on the UK album charts. The following year For Your Pleasure was recorded at London's legendary AIR Studios and includes some of their best-loved songs. Brian Eno left the band shortly after but later acknowledged the quality of the two albums that followed his departure - Stranded (1973) and Country Life (1974). These two albums are widely regarded as being among the most original and consistent British rock music albums of the period.
Their fifth album, Siren, contained their only US hit, Love Is the Drug. At this time Ferry was involved in a relationship with Texas-born supermodel Jerry Hall (who later became Mick Jagger’s partner). Ferry's paean to Hall, Prairie Rose, directly inspired the Talking Heads song The Big Country and was later covered by the Scottish rock group Big Country. Hall is also featured on the cover of the Siren LP and in the video for Ferry's 1976 international solo success Let's Stick Together.
In 1976, after the concert tours in support of Siren, Roxy Music disbanded and their live album Viva! was released.
The group reformed in 1978 to release three more albums, Manifesto (1979), Flesh and Blood (1980) and Avalon (1982) and in 1986 the compilation album Street Life was #1 in for five weeks.
Roxy Music disbanded while still at the top of their game but in 2001 Ferry, Manzanera, Mackay and Thompson reformed to celebrate the bands 30th anniversary. They toured internationally throughout 2001 and then again in 2005 & 2006. 2010 sees them embark on a UK tour before heading to Australia and New Zealand in 2011.
With seven solo albums and guests spots on literally hundreds of releases, Nathan Haines has been at the forefront of modern soul, jazz and electronic music for over 20 years.
His albums Squire For Hire and Soundtravels have remained international classics and featured an incredible array of talent including US soul singer Marlena Shaw, UK diva Vanessa Freeman, US poet Rich Medina, and Damon Albarn in his D2 guise.
Nathan also recorded an album with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and has collaborated with an impressive collection of well know musicians. He has played at many major festivals throughout the world including the Tokyo Blue Note, The North Sea Jazz Festival and the UK’s Southport Weekender.