Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Formed 2011.
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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 2012 clips

Clips from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at T in the Park 2012.

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are an English rock band formed in 2011 as the solo moniker of former Oasis lead guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher. The band consists of former Oasis session pianist Mike Rowe, drummer Jeremy Stacey of The Lemon Trees, The Zutons bassist Russell Pritchard and guitarist Tim Smith. The band also has a variety of guests on their debut album such as the Crouch End Festival Chorus and The Wired Strings.

Since his departure from Oasis in August 2009, many speculated that Gallagher might record a solo album. In July 2011, he held a press conference to confirm that this was the case, after denying rumours from his brother Liam Gallagher that he had already heard the tracks featured on it. He also explained that he would be collaborating with Amorphous Androgynous for a second album that was due for release in 2012.

The singles for Gallagher's debut album are "The Death of You and Me", "If I Had a Gun...", "AKA... What a Life!", ""Dream On"" and "Everybody's on the Run". AKA... What a Life! made its debut on a Vauxhall television advertisement.

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  1. Review of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

    Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 2011

    Reviewed by Fraser McAlpine
    He knows what he likes, and has turned his influences into an enjoyable solo debut.