Gary Numan

Gary Numan



Gary Anthony James Webb (born 8 March 1958), known professionally as Gary Numan, is an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer. Born in Hammersmith, West London, he first entered the music industry as lead singer of the new wave band Tubeway Army. After releasing two albums with the band, Numan released his debut solo album The Pleasure Principle in 1979.

With number-one singles "Are 'Friends' Electric?" and "Cars", Numan achieved his peak of mainstream popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but maintains a cult following.[7] His signature sound consists of heavy synthesiser hooks fed through guitar effects pedals, and he is considered a pioneer of commercial electronic music.[4][5] Numan is also known for his distinctive voice and androgynous "android" persona.[8] In 2017 he received an Ivor Novello Award, the Inspiration Award, from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors.



Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1989
Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1989 is an album by musical artist Gary Numan, released on October 6, 2017.
Savage (Songs from a Broken World) is the twenty-first studio album by English musician Gary Numan.
When the World Comes Apart
When the World Comes Apart is a song by musical artist Gary Numan, released on September 11, 2017.
And It All Began with You
And It All Began with You is a song by musical artist Gary Numan, released on August 21, 2017.

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Gary Numan announces Skaparis Orchestra UK tour
  –  April 4, 2018
Gary Numan has announced a UK tour with the Skaparis Orchestra to support his 'Savage: Songs From A Broken World' album, including a night at London's Royal Albert Hall Gary Numan has announced a UK tour with the Skaparis Orchestra. The 'Are 'Friends ...
When is the Gary Numan tour 2018? Dates, venues and ticket info for London, Glasgow, Manchester and more
  –  April 3, 2018
REJUVENATED synth-rock legend Gary Numan is set to play some major dates at the end of the year to support his top 5 album, Savage (Songs From A Broken World). The LA-based star will be backed by an orchestra, with the man himself promising the “biggest ...
  –  April 3, 2018
Gary Numan has today announced a string of UK dates for November 2018 with The Skaparis Orchestra, including a date at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The full tour will go on sale this Friday 6 th April. See full dates below. Gary Numan has ...
Scots band Baba Vük are not afraid to break musical boundaries with their most recent release
  –  April 1, 2018
FOR FANS OF: Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Gary Numan. JIM SAYS: With long-time friends David Ness and Graham Duff living more than a three-hour drive from each other, Baba Vük started life remotely. David had been involved in many musical projects in his ...
Truffle Shuffle w. Fat Friends
  –  March 30, 2018
Truffle Shuffle' - trafostanična ejtiz glasba, što god to značilo. Samo za ovu subotu imamo novo imence :D Ultravox, Visage, Fad Gadget, Kraftwerk, Gary Numan, OMD, The Human League, Marc Almond, depeche Mode, Soft Cell, Yazoo, Dead Or Alive ...
Sam Smith, Gary Numan, Belle & Sebastian, Phoenix: the best rock and pop this week
  –  March 24, 2018
Róisín Dubh, Galway; 8pm; €26/€24;; also Sunday, same venue, Galway; Thursday, Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick, 8pm, €20 (sold out),; Friday, Cyprus Avenue, Cork, 9pm, €20 (sold out), Conor Adams and Lar ...
Gary Numan's flying visit!
  –  March 23, 2018
One of Britain's best-known new wave songwriters will be entertaining a Douglas crowd this evening. Gary Numan had a string of hits in the late seventies and early eighties, but has released 22 records in the intervening years. The Ivor Novello award ...
Gary Numan: “I don’t look anyone in the eye for more than 5 seconds”
  –  March 22, 2018
Pop star Gary Numan has told BBC 5 live’s Afternoon Edition that managing his Asperger Syndrome forces him to count the length of time he looks people in the eye. The creator of hits such as ‘Cars’ and ‘Are Friends Electric?’ told Nihal ...
NEWS: Years & Years’ Olly Alexander & Gary Numan speak about mental health in the music industry in new ’27 Gone Too Soon’ Doc
  –  March 20, 2018
Years & Years’ Olly Alexander, Gary Numan and others speak about mental health in the music industry in a new clip from ’27 Gone Too Soon’, watch it below. ’27 Gone Too Soon‘ is a new documentary promoting musicians and mental health directed by ...
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