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