By Prince, Dominic | The Independent (London, England), September 11, 1994 | Go to article overview
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Prince, Dominic, The Independent (London, England)

BRYAN FERRY, the popular musician, is attracting a fair amount of publicity at the moment. As with all pop singers, this normally happens around the time they are trying to sell records, CDs or whatever.

Ferry does have a record to sell but more interesting, to Bunhill at least, is his financial standing in the community. Ferry has insisted that he is not in the same league as Andrew Lloyd Webber or Mick Jagger.

Unlike most singers of his stature, Ferry is not reckoned to be very rich. Indeed, much has been made of his reluctance to rush out songs merely to appease his public and bank manager.

He prefers to spend years perfecting his craft and then releasing his melodic tones for public consumption. Sometimes these are well received and money flows in; sometimes they are not and it doesn't.

But Ferry lives well. He has a town house in the capital and a country seat near Petworth, in Sussex.

Some say he affects the pose of a country squire and the cost associated with it. Certainly he likes fishing, and he has four young boys to educate. So it must be assumed that he is a man of financial substance.

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