90s kids rejoice! Oasis’ iconic frontman Liam Gallagher is heading to the Philippines to sing for his fans. Gallagher has been the face of rock fans growing up, with him being voted the greatest frontman of all time in a 2010 reader poll by Q magazine. Many bands and artists have cited Oasis as an influence or inspiration, including The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Maroon 5, and Coldplay, among others.
Liam Gallagher: What Makes Him So Iconic?
Oasis is a five-piece band from Manchester, England led by Liam and Noel Gallagher, two brothers from public housing, who became the defining musical act for a generation. Noel’s proudly British lyrics; choruses that could make your throat clench and your heart threaten to burst; Liam’s sneering vocals and pissed-off posture; the cocktail of ego, camaraderie, and one-upmanship that made Oasis as entertaining and volatile offstage as on.
Gallagher became popular for his vocal contributions to Oasis, and his presence made the band a popular live act. However, his attitude also won him much attention from the British press who often ran stories concerning his alleged behaviour. Liam’s erratic behavior, distinctive singing style, and abrasive attitude have been the subject of commentary in the press; he remains one of the most recognizable figures in modern British music.
Gallagher would sarcastically claim to be Lennon reincarnated, despite being born eight years prior to Lennon’s death. He has stated he has no clear influence other than John Lennon and “music” itself, and has been known to incorporate many different forms, such as punk, indie and new wave. And he has recently explored elements of jazz with Beady Eye, his band after Oasis broke up.
Noel Fielding on Liam Gallagher's face is so funny pic.twitter.com/wHYROfVhGW
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Liam Gallagher Holds First Concert In Manila
Songs such as Live Forever, Lyla, Slide Away and Champagne Supernova are just some of his best works. He would sing with the microphone coming in the closest contact with him between his upper lip and nose, rather than directly in front of the mouth as is the case with most singers. Gallagher once revealed that the reason he sings with his arms behind his back is because it allows him to project more power through his voice.
Liam Gallagher will be performing at the MOA Arena on Aug. 14. His show is produced by Ovation Productions and you can get tickets to his concert by visiting SM Tickets.
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