Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Jersey Live 2012 Festival: 3 days to go…
There isn’t much to say about Sunday night’s Jersey Live headliner that hasn’t already been said.
Quite simply, Noel Gallagher is a legend of British music. His songwriting and recording with Oasis crafted numerous anthems that defined a decade and still resonate with fans around the world.
Splitting from Oasis in 2009, Gallagher formed Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds soon after, with their self-title debut album being released in 2011.
Formed with former Oasis pianist Mike Rowe, guitarist Tim Smith, drummer Jeremy Stacey of The Lemon Trees, and bass player Russell Pritchard of The Zutons, High Flying Birds began touring within a week of their debut album being released. Singles from the album included The Death of You and Me, If I Had a Gun…, and AKA… What a Life!, popularly used as the soundtrack to Vauxhall’s sponsorship adverts for the England football team. The band’s sound is centred around Gallagher’s voice and guitar parts, with many critics hailing Gallagher’s songwriting as his best since Oasis’ Morning Glory days.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have toured extensively during 2012, including festivals and gigs throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas. This weekend’s headline slot at Jersey Live marks the middle of an incredibly busy year, with tour dates extending well into November.
Fans can expect an exciting evening full of driving rock n’ roll, acoustic anthems and Mr. Gallagher’s well-known wit. Oasis fans may have the odd classic thrown into the set, but that’s a surprise for the High Flying Birds to reveal on the night.