Gary Numan
Gary Numan

Gary Numan

About Gary Numan

One of the founding fathers of synth pop, Gary Numan has influenced countless artists with his constantly evolving form of dystopian electronic rock music since the late 1970s. Establishing a lonely, android-like persona, he rose to fame leading pioneering new wave band Tubeway Army, and launched his solo career with 1979's The Pleasure Principle, featuring the perennial favorite "Cars," which remains his biggest worldwide hit. He continued refining his sound, incorporating elements of jazz and funk into more sophisticated efforts like 1982's I, Assassin, and remained a consistent presence in the U.K. charts throughout the following decades. Having greatly inspired numerous goth, alternative, and dance acts, his work took a turn toward industrial and darkwave with releases like 2000's Pure, and post-apocalyptic albums like 2017's Savage (Songs from a Broken World) were some of his most acclaimed and highest-charting releases in decades. ~ Paul Simpson

  • HOMETOWN
    Hammersmith, London, England
  • BORN
    March 8, 1958

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