Trailblazer. This term is often trotted out, but how else could one describe the trajectory of this Roxy Music crooner? From the first album in 1972, Bryan Ferry's band set out an esthetic that was both musical and visual, between sensual glam rock and experimental avant-garde. This improbable and sophisticated style was first discovered by the Montreux public in 1973 during the galas of the Rose d’Or. Bryan Ferry stood out for his theatricality, his melodramatic voice, and a keen sense of melody, which earned Roxy Music a chain of hits including “Virginia Plain” and “Love is the Drug”. Since the dissolution of the band in 1982, the singer has continued to explore his suave voice his glamorous dandy persona, inspired by the New Wave and the musicals of Fred Astaire. He revisited his biggest hits with a jazz orchestra in 2012, and surrounded himself with top-notch musicians including Mark Knopfler, Marcus Miller, and Nile Rodgers for the album Avonmore, published in 2014.