Oasis are a rock band originally formed in the Burnage area of Manchester, England. The band is led by principal songwriter, lead guitarist, and occasional vocalist Noel Gallagher and his younger brother lead vocalist/songwriter Liam Gallagher, who are the only remaining original band members. Musically and lyrically, they cite bands such as the British Invasion bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks amongst their extensive influences as well as 1970s glam rock music, such as Slade and T. Rex. They also cite The Stone Roses and The La's as key influences. Their music shows significant influence from The Who.
Thanks to the success of their critically acclaimed debut album Definitely Maybe and its 19 million selling follow-up, (What's the Story) Morning Glory?; coupled with a supposed rivalry with contemporary band Blur, Oasis became one of the most successful and prominent British bands of the mid-90s and one of the leaders of the Britpop movement. The Gallagher brothers featured regularly in tabloid newspaper stories, and cultivated a reputation as both bad boys and the band of the people. At the height of their fame, their 1997...
|Years active||1991 in music|
|Current members|| Liam Gallagher|
Andy Bell (musician)
|Past members||Alan White (Oasis drummer)|