Gary Numan is one of Britain’s most important and respected musical artists. He has been lauded by everyone from Prince (‘His album Replicas never left my turntable . . . There are people still trying to work out what a genius he was’) through the Foo Fighters and Nine Inch Nails to Lady Gaga (‘[He] proves music has always been really inventive for the masses’). Born in Hammersmith in 1958, Gary was the frontman of Tubeway Army before embarking on a successful solo career. His #1 singles ‘Are “Friends” Electric?’ and ‘Cars’, both released in 1979, are cult classics and his 2017 album Savage entered the UK charts at #2. Gary is considered a pioneer of electronic music and, in 2017, he received the Ivor Novello Inspiration Award for song writing. He lives in California with his wife and three daughters.