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Oasis – The Gallagher Brothers’ Rise To Fame

All your questions answered about English rock stars Liam and Noel Gallagher: Oasis – The Super-Group, The Power Struggle, The Split

Where is the band Oasis from?

Oasis are an English rock band from Manchester. Famously proud of their Northern roots, they join other Manchester bands, such as The Hollies, The Bee Gees, Take That and The Happy Mondays in proclaiming the Madchester scene well and truly alive and kicking. They were also enveloped into the Cool Britannia culture of the 1990s.


When was Oasis formed?

Formed in 1991, Oasis signed to Creation Records, an independent record label in 1993, releasing their award winning debut album, Definitely Maybe a year later.

Why were Oasis called Oasis?

Liam suggested the name Oasis, after a poster in his bedroom. The poster was from an Inspiral Carpets tour which included the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon as a gig venue.

Who is in Oasis?

Originally consisting of brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher, lead guitar and vocals, respectively.

Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs on guitar, Paul “Guigsy” McGuigan, bass, and Tony McCarroll on drums. This was their usual line up and although they did change around, the Gallaghers remained at the forefront throughout.

Why did Oasis split up?

Releasing three albums by 1997, the band had had a meteoric rise, and with rumours of rivalry between Oasis and Blur, a London band, putting strain on the already fraught relationship of Noel and Liam, McGuigan and Arthurs left Oasis in 1999. Going through several lineups, releasing the album Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, eventually splitting in  2009.

After cancelling a gig at the V Festival in 2009, Noel claimed it was the result of Liam’s hangover. Liam demanded an apology, stating it was due to laryngitis, and tensions rose to breaking point. A day or two later, a statement was released claiming Oasis no longer existed, along with a message from Noel: “It is with some sadness and great relief…I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer

Who is Noel Gallagher?

Noel Thomas David Gallagher was one of the founding members of the Manchester rock band, Oasis. He played lead guitar, sung and was the primary lyricist. When Oasis broke up, he went on to form Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.


Who is Liam Gallagher?

William John Paul “Liam” Gallagher, brother of Noel, was the second founding member, and lead singer, of Oasis. When Oasis split, Liam formed Beady Eye, producing two albums and eleven singles, before leaving to perform as a solo artist.

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