Celebrity Drawings by John Moss
Bands like New Order and Joy
The bad boys of 1990s music,
the Gallagher brothers have established themselves as one of
the leading British rock bands of the era. The Band actually
comprises 5 players : Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs, born Manchester
23 June 1965, Noel Gallagher born in Manchester 29th May 1967,
Paul “Guigsy” McGuigan born 9 May 1971, Alan White born in London
26th May 1972, and Liam Gallagher born in Manchester on 21st
September 1972. They played their first gig as Oasis at the
Boardwalk in Manchester in 1991, and it was not until 2 years
later, whilst playing at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow that
they were spotted by a scout from Creation Records.
By April 1994 they had completed work on their first single
“Supersonic” by Creation Records, which was released
via the Sony Corporation. Other music followed fast. “Shakermaker”
reached the UK Top 20 in July 1994 and the band where immediately
recognised as potential top musicians. Their career has been
dogged by controversy – in-fighting by the two Gallagher Brothers,
abandoned world tours and turgid personal lives have attracted
constant media and tabloid newspaper attention, despite their
winning many awards for their music. Their stormy career has
levied a heavy toll on the group members : in April 1995 Alan
White took over as the new drummer, and later that same year
Paul McGuigan retired through exhaustion, to be replaced by
Scott McLeod from another local band. In February 1995, Oasis
won the Brit Award for the Best Newcomers.
They have attracted an enormous fan following, due for the most
part to the Gallagher’s prolific songwriting and performing
skills. Other awards include the 1996 Best Band Brit Award,
and the Ivor Novello Songwriting Award for which Noel was nominated
in May 1996, though he declined to accept it. Other music by
Oasis includes :
- “Live Forever” – August 1994 (first
Top 10 Single).
- “Definitely Maybe” – August 1994
- “Cigarettes and Alcohol” – October
- “Whatever” – December 1994 (Christmas
- “Some Might Say” – April 1995
(entered Charts at No.1).
- “Roll With It” – 14 August 1995
(Reaches No.1 within a week).
- “What’s The Story – Morning Glory”
– October 1995 (No.1).
- “Wonderwall” – October 1995 (No.2
- “Don’t Look Back in Anger” – February
1996 (No.1 Single).
The band continue to write chart
topping music even as this is being written, and in early 2012,
Noel Gallagher embarked upon a solo career.
(AKA Badly Drawn
Also known as “Badly Drawn Boy”,
Damon Gough was Bolton born and is currently living in Chorlton.
Damon is rated as one of Manchester’s most prolific musicians
in recent years. He won the Technics Mercury Music Prize for
the year 2000 with his debut album “The Hour of Bewilderbeast”
, and in November 2001 composed and recorded the soundtrack
and incidental music for Hugh Grant’s 2002 released film, “About
worked in Los Angeles during 2002 and made an appearance on
California Radio’s “Morning Becomes Ecclectic” Show.
also has two exclusive tracks on Twisted Nerve’s “Everything
You Always Wanted To Know About Twisted Nerve – But Where Afraid
To Ask” Album. Find
out more about him at www.badlydrawnboy.co.uk.
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