Beady Eye are an English rock band formed in 2009, by lead singer Liam Gallagher, guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell, and drummer Chris Sharrock, all former members of Oasis. In 2013, former Kasabian guitarist Jay Mehler joined the band playing bass guitar on tour.
The band's origins lie in the break-up of Oasis, after chief songwriter and lead guitarist Noel Gallagher quit acrimoniously in August 2009. The remaining members gathered on and decided that they would "not quit making music together" and so they formed the band Beady Eye.
Since their formation, the band have released two studio albums: Different Gear, Still Speeding (2011) and BE (2013). Both have reached the Top 5 in the UK Album Chart, but as of November 2013 they have had only one UK Top 40 single "The Roller", peaking at number 31. However, Beady Eye have received some acclaim for their music by Oasis fans, with Q claiming that their debut album is the best Liam has performed on since (What's the Story) Morning Glory?.