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Brett Anderson

Pop musician

Brett Anderson is an English pop musician born in 1967. He was lead singer with Suede, recording the hit albums Suede (1993, #1 in the UK), Dog Man Star (1994, #3) and Coming Up (1996, another #1). He was one of the foremost figures of Brit Pop (the press called him a cross between Bowie and Morrissey). He underwent the predictable stages of stardom and addiction, and got through both. Although Suede’s tempestuous history ended in 2003, Anderson has continued to record: in 2004 and 2005 with The Tears, alongside ex-Suede member Bernard Butler, and since 2006 solo, with four albums to his name. In 2010, Suede got back together and have since made three new discs, the latest being the brooding The Blue Hour (2018), a bold reinvention of the group that has brought them great reviews. A new documentary for Sky Arts, The Insatiable Ones, has brought growing interest in the group. In 2018, Anderson published Coal Black Mornings, magnificent black-and-white memoires that end with the rise of Suede.

The biographies of participants in Primera Persona are written by Kiko Amat and Miqui Otero, the festival’s directors.

Update: 11 January 2019


Has participated in

Primera Persona 2019

Autobiographic Live Sessions: Tragicomic Monologues, Pop Music, Theatre and Narrative