Brett Anderson was born 29th September 1967 and is from Haywards Heath, United Kingdom. He is best known as the frontman in Britpop group Suede. Suede disbanded in 2003 and he later became a solo singer. Suede reformed in 2010.
In his early music career Brett Anderson formed Suede with bassist Mat Osman and his then girlfriend Justine Frischmann (who later formed Elastica), and guitarist Bernard Butler (1989-1994).
Brett Anderson became famous for his unique voice and image which portrayed him as a flamboyant and polysexual individual, and his music reflected his eccentric character. His well documented use of drugs added to the interest and glamour of the indie band.
The band’s self-titled album released in 1993 rocketed to number one and Suede continued to have success with the likes of Dog Man Star (1994), Coming Up (1996) and Head Music (1999) which also peaked at number one and included the big hits "Electricity", “She's in Fashion”, "Everything Will Flow" and "Can't Get Enough".
In 2004 Brett Anderson and ex-guitarist Bernard Butler formed another band The Tears but the project was abandoned after a year.
From 2006 onwards Brett Anderson went on to release four solo albums. His eponymous album was released in March 2007 and reached #54 in the UK Album Chart; however the single "Love Is Dead" reached #42.
His second solo album Wilderness was premiered at London’s Mermaid Theatre and moved away from the associated music of Suede. Fans who saw the show received the album on a USB stick.
Slow Attack, Anderson’s third offering saw him gravitate towards a more orchestral theme as he toured with a number of well known alternative musicians from Goldfrapp and Marina and the Diamonds. After experimenting for a few years, Brett Anderson returned to his usual rock sound with Black Rainbows in 2011.