Were an English rock band formed in 1970 by Bryan Ferry-who became the band's lead singer and main songwriter-and bass guitarist Graham Simpson. The other longtime members were Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay, and Paul Thompson. Other members included Brian Eno, Eddie Jobson, and John Gustafson. Although the band took a break from group activities in 1976 and again in 1983, they reunited for a concert tour in 2001, and toured together intermittently over the next few years. Ferry frequently enlisted band members as session musicians for his solo releases.