Monday, December 7, 2015
Beady Eye in Rome February 17th, 2014
Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye live in Rome
Liam Gallagher, the other half of a former great band, Oasis, played live to a packed audience at Ciampino’s (the military airport of Rome) Orion club with his new group (formed in 2009), Beady Eye.
Beady Eye’s origins came about after the break-up of Oasis (once defined by Liam as the “world’s greatest band”) when his older brother Noel quit the group in August 2009 after the umpteenth squabble between the two. The remaining members gathered on and decided that they would "not quit making music together" and so Beady Eye was formed. Their debut album was “Different Gear, Still Speeding”.
By November, 2009 Liam had announced that he and former Oasis band members had written new material as part of a new project, and could be gigging as early as a couple of months. On 19 November, 2009 Liam announced that he would be recording an album with Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock.
“The Roller” was announced as the band's first commercial single. Fast-forward to April, 2013 when Liam announced that the band’s second album, “Be” would be released in the same year. Their new double A-side "Iz Rite" /"Soul Love" was released in November, 2013.
The band’s Rome show, thanks to the folks at Live Nation, included Liam on vocals, Gem Archer and Andy Bell on guitars and drummer Chris Sharrock, all four former members of Oasis. And it happens with all great bands at one point during the show the power went off leaving both the band and fans up in the air. Nevertheless, patience prevailed on behalf of Liam and his mates as the show continued shortly after when the electrical glitch was finally sorted out.
In the meantime, Liam has clearly stated that he wants to celebrate “Definitely Maybe”, the LP which put Oasis on the international music map 20 years ago. Could this perhaps mean an Oasis Part II on the horizon?
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