Kasabian Biography (Wikipedia)
Kasabian ( kə-SAY-bee-ən) are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. The band's original members were 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, to be replaced by Tim Carter. 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 and 2018 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 six studio albums – Kasabian (2004), Empire (2006), West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum (2009), Velociraptor! (2011), 48:13 (2014), and For Crying Out Loud (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.
- Highlights of Kasabian at Reading + Leeds 2017https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05dc261.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05dc261.jpg2017-09-26T22:59:00.000ZThe Leicester lads create an almighty storm headlining Reading's Friday night.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05dgxvj
Highlights of Kasabian at Reading + Leeds 2017
- Kasabian - Radio 1's Big Weekend 2017 Highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04z73fw.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04z73fw.jpg2017-06-27T21:53:00.000ZThe boys are back and they're better than ever.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05484h4
Kasabian - Radio 1's Big Weekend 2017 Highlights
- Kasabian are back with "very affectionate" new track You're In Love With A Psychohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04x4s75.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04x4s75.jpg2017-03-17T06:30:00.000ZSerge from Kasabian talks Grimmy through the track's video and responds to the mad news that friend of the band Noel Fielding is set to present Great British Bake Off!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04x4ndz
Kasabian are back with "very affectionate" new track You're In Love With A Psycho
- 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.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02ddf4h
Serge from Kasabian chats to Grimmy
- 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.https://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.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p021b3cb
Serge of Kasabian joins Jo Whiley in the studio
Past BBC Events
Reading + Leeds: 2017
Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2017
T in the Park: 2015
Zane Lowe Sessions: Kasabian
Live Lounge: Kasabian
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