Described by the Sunday Times as 'the coolest man in pop' no less, Bryan Ferry has spent most of 2011 touring his critically acclaimed 'Olympia' album. On tour, Bryan is using four Nord keyboards in his rig.
Photo above: Bryan Ferry with new Nord Stage 2
'We used to tour with a host of temperamental, vintage keyboards.' explains Bryan. 'This had always been the way, and I knew they could provide me with the specific sounds I wanted.
'This year my keyboard technician recommended I tried the Nord line .... I have been amazed by the quality and variety of sounds. I can now summon the authentic Farfisa and Hammond effects at the flick of a switch - along with the classic and reliable CP80 / Rhodes settings for the piano sounds. All together we now have four Nord keyboards on the road.'
The rig contains a Nord Stage 2, Nord Electro 3 and a Nord Lead and Nord Modular for classic Roxy Music tracks.
Keyboard technician Liam Duggan says, 'The Nords have been a great addition to our set up, have made my life much easier and Bryan very happy!'
Video above: Bryan using the original Nord Stage at Arles, July 2011
A DVD of the OLYMPIA live show filmed in Lyon will be available in late 2012 and after a gruelling 2011 on the road, Bryan is back in the studio working on new material.
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