Bryan Ferry and his orchestra together with the Los Angeles Philharmonics was performing at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday August 26 2017. Bryan Ferry was born in England on September 26 1945, he turns 72 this year in September. He was born in Washington County Durham, close to Newcastle upon Tyne – where incidentally another great performer was born, Eric Burdon. Bryan was born into a working class family, his father was a farm laborer. Bryan attended a Technical school and went on to eventually study fine art at the University of Newcastle. He moved to London in 1968 to pursue a career in music and initially upon arriving in London he worked as a Pottery teacher before becoming a full time performer.
Bryan Ferry still has his soothing crooner voice and is as good as he ever was. It was noticeable that as the show went on it got better and better. The performance at the Hollywood Bowl marked the ending of the U.S. tour. It is really great to hear the hits from the Roxy Music period performed live, such as ‘Avalon’ and ‘Love is the drug’. But there were many other tunes that also captured the audience’s attention, and of course the Hollywood Bowl is really the perfect setting for a performer like Bryan Ferry When you add the LA Philharmonics to his band, then greatness is the only result possible!