Roxy Music are an English rock band formed in 1970 by Bryan Ferry—who became the band's lead vocalist and principal songwriter—and bassist Graham Simpson. The other longtime members are Phil Manzanera (guitar), Andy Mackay (saxophone and oboe), and Paul Thompson (drums and percussion) with former members including Brian Eno (synthesizer and "treatments") and Eddie Jobson (synthesizer, keyboards and violin).
Although the band took a break from group activities in 1976 and again in 1983, they reunited for a concert tour in 2001, and have toured together intermittently since. Ferry frequently enlisted band members as session musicians for his solo releases.
The band pioneered more musically sophisticated elements of glam rock while significantly influencing early English punk music, and provided a model for many new wave acts while innovating elements of electronic composition.
The group also conveyed their distinctive brand of visual and musical sophistication with their focus on glamorous fashions.
Ferry and co-founding member Eno have had influential solo careers. Eno became one of the most significant British record producers of the late 20th century.