Oasis (band)

English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991
The place where there is vegetation in the desert is an oasis

Oasis were an English rock band started in Manchester in 1991. The band came from an earlier group, the Rain, and its first members were Liam Gallagher (lead vocals, tambourine), Paul Arthurs (guitar), Paul McGuigan (bass guitar), and Tony McCarroll (drums). Noel Gallagher (lead guitar, vocals) later joined as a fifth member. While the band were active, they had many different members, though the Gallagher brothers stayed as a part of the band up until their break-up.

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Liam Gallagher (left) and Noel Gallagher of Oasis, with live keyboardist Jay Darlington in background in 2005.
Background information
OriginManchester, England
GenresRock, britpop, alternative rock, neo-psychedelia
Years active1991 – 2009
LabelsCreation, Epic, Columbia, Sony BMG, Big Brother
Associated actsThe Rain, Starclub, Ride, Heavy Stereo, Hurricane #1, Proud Mary
Past membersLiam Gallagher
Noel Gallagher
Gem Archer
Andy Bell
Chris Sharrock


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