Noel Gallagher's High Flying BirdsFormed 2011
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are an English rock band formed in 2009 as the solo moniker of former Oasis songwriter, lead guitarist, and backing vocalist Noel Gallagher. The touring band consists of former Oasis members Gem Archer (guitar), Mike Rowe (piano), and Chris Sharrock (drums), as well as former Zutons member Russell Pritchard (bass). The band has also had a variety of guests contribute to albums such as the Crouch End Festival Chorus, Amorphous Androgynous, Johnny Marr, and Paul Weller.
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 this, after denying rumours from his brother Liam that Liam had already heard the tracks featured on it. Later that year, Noel released the project's self-titled debut album. Several singles from the album were released, including "The Death of You and Me", "If I Had a Gun...", "AKA... What a Life!", "Dream On", and "Everybody's on the Run". In 2015, High Flying Birds released their second album, Chasing Yesterday. Their third, Who Built the Moon?, followed in November 2017.
- Noel Gallagher sings AKA... What a Life!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dztnk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dztnk.jpg2014-12-10T15:14:00.000ZNoel Gallagher performs AKA... What a Life! from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02dzvzs
Noel Gallagher sings AKA... What a Life!
- Noel Gallagher sings AKA... Broken Arrowhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dztgc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dztgc.jpg2014-12-10T15:10:00.000ZNoel Gallagher performs AKA... Broken Arrow from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02dzvpd
Noel Gallagher sings AKA... Broken Arrow
- Noel Gallagher sings Everybody's on the Runhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dzskg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dzskg.jpg2014-12-10T14:59:00.000ZEverybody's on the Run from the album Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02dzvf1
Noel Gallagher sings Everybody's on the Run
- Noel Gallagher sings If I Had a Gunhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dzsx1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dzsx1.jpg2014-12-10T14:56:00.000ZNoel Gallagher performs If I Had a Gun from his album Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02dzvp9
Noel Gallagher sings If I Had a Gun
- Noel Gallagher chats to Jo Whileyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028qrfj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028qrfj.jpg2014-10-14T16:55:00.000ZNoel joined Jo to announce his second solo album as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p028p8bq
Noel Gallagher chats to Jo Whiley