Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs (guitar), Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan (bass guitar), and Tony McCarroll (drums, percussion). They were later joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar and vocals) as a fifth member, becoming the band's settled line-up until April 1995.

Oasis signed to independent record label Creation Records in 1993 and released their record-setting debut album Definitely Maybe (1994). The following year the band recorded (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) with their new and former Starclub drummer Alan White in the midst of a rivalry with Britpop peers Blur in the charts. The Gallagher brothers were featured regularly in tabloid newspapers for their… Read all


Area United Kingdom [GB]
Activity period From: 1991 (Manchester)
To: Aug 28 2009 (Manchester)
Members Noel Gallagher (from 1991 to Aug 28 2009), Alan White (from 1995 to 2003), Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs (from 1991 to 1999), Liam Gallagher (from 1991), Chris Sharrock, Andy Bell (from 1999), Gem Archer (from 1999), Paul McGuigan (from 1991 to 1999), Tony McCarroll (from 1991 to 1995), Zak Starkey (from 2005)
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