The year in British music in 2015 was exceptional, featuring great works by Paul Weller, Blur, Noel Gallagher, and Adele, terrific retrospectives on The Jam, an excellent tour by The Who, and fantastic films chronicling the career of Amy Winehouse and Roger Waters’ concert version of The Wall.
Noel Gallagher performed both solo material and Oasis classics with his band High Flying Birds before a sold-out and very enthusiastic audience at New York City’s Webster Hall on Thursday night, May 7th.
Johnny Marr performed an energetic and spectacular show in support of his new Playland album at the O2 Brixton Academy in London, England on Thursday, October 23rd.
BBC 6 Music recently aired an excellent four-part special about The Jam. The four parts can now be heard on demand on the BBC 6 Music Web site. It is a must-listen for fans of The Jam.
Paul Weller’s 11th solo album, Sonik Kicks, will be released in March 2012.
Noel Gallagher played the first of two shows at NYC’s Beacon Theatre to a sold-out, very raucous and enthusiastic crowd on Monday, November 14th.
Noel Gallagher made his first public comments about the breakup of Oasis and also talked about his two forthcoming solo albums at a press conference on Wednesday, July 6th at London’s Electric Cinema.
Beady Eye’s tour hit New York City’s Webster Hall on the evening of Thursday, June 23rd, and in what was a hot, sweaty, and absolutely packed, sold-out venue, the former members of Oasis delivered a show that left the raucous crowd quite pleased.
The Slough, England-based quartet Brother is one UK band that is poised for success both in their home country and elsewhere.
Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has been doing the press rounds recently in the run up to the release of the debut album by his new band, Beady Eye.