Kasabian Biography (Wikipedia)
Kasabian ( kə-SAY-bee-ən) are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. The band's original members consisted of vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and vocalist Sergio Pizzorno, guitarist Chris Karloff, and bassist Chris Edwards. The band's line-up was completed by drummer Ian Matthews in 2004 after a string of session drummers. Karloff left the band in 2006 and founded a new band called Black Onassis. Jay Mehler joined as touring lead guitarist in 2006. Mehler left the band for Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye in 2013. In 2010 and 2014, Kasabian won the Q Awards for 'Best Act in the World Today', while they were also named "Best Live Act" at the 2014 Q Awards and the 2007 NME Awards. The band's music is often described as "indie rock", but Pizzorno has said he "hates indie bands" and does not feel Kasabian fit into that category.
Kasabian have released five studio albums – Kasabian (2004), Empire (2006), West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum (2009), Velociraptor! (2011), and 48:13 (2014). They are due to release their sixth album in 2017. The band's music has been described as a mix between The Stone Roses and Primal Scream with the swagger of Oasis. Their music has won them several awards and recognition in the media, including a Brit Award in 2010 for Best British Group, and their live performances have received praise, the most notable of which was their appearance as headliners at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival.
- Serge from Kasabian chats to Grimmyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02d92g1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02d92g1.jpg2014-12-03T13:02:00.000ZSerge from Kasabian chats to Grimmy about the band's tour.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02ddf4h
Serge from Kasabian chats to Grimmy
- Kasabian talk to Huw and Gemma at Glastonbury 2014https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021wd7z.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021wd7z.jpg2014-06-30T00:52:00.000ZHuw Stephens and Gemma Cairney talk to Kasabian at Glastonbury 2014http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p021wdnr
Kasabian talk to Huw and Gemma at Glastonbury 2014
- Calling Kasabianhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021l8jg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021l8jg.jpg2014-06-25T10:14:00.000ZSerge from Kasabian joins Grimmy for Call or Delete.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p021l8ng
- Serge of Kasabian joins Jo Whiley in the studiohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021b39w.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021b39w.jpg2014-06-20T11:19:00.000ZJo is joined by Serge of Kasabian, ahead of the band's headline show at Glastonbury.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p021b3cb
Serge of Kasabian joins Jo Whiley in the studio
- Kasabian chat to Greg James and Jen Longhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zsbf2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zsbf2.jpg2014-05-25T21:38:00.000ZTom and Serge from Kasabian - Can tall guys dance? Touring in Scotland the boys tell all.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01zsbfg
Kasabian chat to Greg James and Jen Long
- Kasabian - Shoot The Runner (Later Archive 2006)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01yyfnz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01yyfnz.jpg2014-05-12T12:04:00.000ZKasabian perform Shoot The Runner on Later...with Jools Holland (2006)http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01yyfys
Kasabian - Shoot The Runner (Later Archive 2006)
- Kasabian - Reading 2012https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00yyxfn.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00yyxfn.jpg2012-09-24T16:39:00.000ZHighlights from Kasabian's set at Reading 2012http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00yyxg4
Kasabian - Reading 2012
- Kasabian highlights from T in the Parkhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00x2q4x.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00x2q4x.jpg2012-08-08T08:44:00.000ZEdited highlights from Kasabian's headline set at T in the Park 2012.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00x2q5g
Kasabian highlights from T in the Park
- Kasabian - Radio 1’s Hackney Weekendhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00wgd4l.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00wgd4l.jpg2012-07-24T15:55:00.000ZA highlights compilation of Kasabian's set at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00wgd6n
Kasabian - Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend
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