Noel Gallagher Rocks Bangkok

September 21, 2012 in My Bangkok by Perry Stevens

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Gig Review

Noel Gallagher came, saw and conquered the crowd at BITEC Bangna with a set list of Oasis classics and plenty of songs from his recent Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds project.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Bangkok

Concert goers paid between 1000 and 3000thb to see The Gov’nor in action. The most enthusiastic gig goers (the kids) were at the back while in front of the stage the crowd was predominantly made up of expats and their partners. I would imagine it was a quite night at Nana Plaza tonight. Never the less we all came out to hear some much needed international live music in Bangkok and Noel certainly delivered a quality set and sounded in great voice.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - BITEC Bangkok

Mr. Gallagher, is a man of few words. I guess he lets his songs do the talking for him but he did come out with a few gems between songs and even dedicated ‘Whatever’ to the sex tourists.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Half The World Away – Bangkok 2012

Crowd pleasers tonight were Everybody’s On The Run, If I Had a Gun, It’s Good To Be Free and not forgetting Don’t Look Back In Anger which was the final song of the evening. The sing-a-long chorus nearly took the roof of BITEC which incidentally lends itself to be a fine venue for international live bands. The only disappointment was no Wonderwall, maybe next time!

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Broken Arrow – Bangkok 2012

Rock N Rolla's

Congratulations to the team at RockNRolla the concert promoters who made this gig happen. More power to you for bringing international talent to Bangkok. We need more live music here. Can you have a word with the guys of Bush, I gotta get a fix of Machinehead!

Maroon 5 are the next international artists lined up to play a sell out show in Bangkok. Who do you want to see play in BKK? Let us know who and why in the comments below.

A word to Chang Beer: Have two bars in the reception hall, there’s plenty of space and have your beer on draught instead of those half cans. And more Chang girls are always welcome!

A word to BITEC: Arrange taxis to be at the venue after the gig. You have a great live music venue but we don’t want to stay there all night.

Watch other videos of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds in Bangkok on out Youtube Channel here.

Noel Gallagher Rocks Bangkok


Was Noel Gallagher Singing About Bangkok

September 17, 2012 in My Bangkok by Perry Stevens

Was Noel Gallagher Singing About Bangkok?

A simple song; it’s sometimes a strange and beautiful thing how we attach memories and emotional ties to songs. They can take us back in time and help us remember all manner of things from our past at hearing them again after many years and miles have pasted.

One such song for me is Cigarettes and Alcohol by Oasis. With Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds playing in Bangkok later this week I’ve revisited some of the Oasis back catalogue and some of the lines from that song took on new meaning to me. “You can wait for a lifetime, To spend your days in the sunshine… you gotta make it happen!” It’s a great punk song with a positive message mixed up with hedonism but one thing is for sure, whatever you want from life, no-one’s going to give it to you, you have to find a way to do it yourself!

Noel and the boys knew that. They took their band from Manchester and conquered the world. Now it’s your and my time to live the life we want to live. Don’t look back in anger, you’re free to be whatever you want to be! Make it happen!

IM Noel Gallagher - Bangkok

 Catch Noel Gallagher Live in BKK

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds play BITEC Bangna on 20th September. Check back here for a gig review, some dodgy photos and video phone footage!

Official Noel Gallagher’s Live in Bangkok


Noel Gallagher in Bangkok

September 15, 2012 in My Bangkok by Perry Stevens

Noel Gallagher – One Night in Bangkok

To this day, I can clearly remember the first time I heard Oasis ‘Cigarettes and Alcohol’ which is no mean feat considering my hedonistic lifestyle back then. I was in my hometown of Lincoln, England in a spit and sawdust pub when my ears were assaulted with the opening chords of what would turn out to be classic anthem by these ‘mad for it’ Mancunians’. Discover more about the rise and fall of Oasis by clicking here: NoelBKK

Cigarettes & Alcohol

Noel Gallagher – Solo

I never got the chance to see Oasis play live in their prime ‘Brit Pop’ days, I don’t know why! Then the brothers Gallagher had a fight too many and split up the band. Fortunately Noel continues to write great music and recorded a solo project; Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

Now for anyone who knows me, will know I love music and can often bemoaning about the lack of bands playing in Bangkok. Going to gigs is just about the only thing I miss about no longer living in the UK. I mean I’ve lived here in Thailand for nearly two years and the only bands I can recall gigging here are Linkin Park, Magadeath, Jason Mraz and Lady Gadget. In 2 years… back in London we’d see more bands than that in a week!

Noel Gallagher BangkokSo it came as a very welcome surprise to hear that Noel Gallagher was paying a flying visit to Bangkok as part of is Asian tour. On all accounts this is the second time Noel has been to Bangkok, the first being in 2006 at the Bangkok 100 Rock Festival. This time he’s playing at BITEC, Bangna with Thai crooner Hugo in support.

So we eagerly await a night of rock n roll with rebel rousing Oasis classics like ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ and ‘Wonderwall’ plus new material from his solo project. Mad for it? You can say that again!

Noel Gallagher – Gig Review

Check back next week for the gig review, some dodgy photos and camera phone footage! In the mean time I’ll leave you with my favorite song/video from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds ‘If I Had a Gun’.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – If I Had a Gun

Noel Gallagher in Bangkok