Ex-Oasis vocalist Liam Gallagher to rock Manila

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Former lead vocalist of British rock band Oasis Liam Gallagher is set to perform in a one-night live concert at the Mall of Asia Arena on August 14.

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Named the greatest front man of all time in a reader poll conducted by Q Magazine in 2010, Gallagher along with brother Noel, has been part of the popular group cited as a major influence and inspiration in their musical careers by many well-known bands, such as The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Maroon 5 and Coldplay, among others.

The five-member group’s live act was distinguished by Noel’s proudly British lyrics, choruses that could make one’s throat clench and one’s heart ready to burst, as well as Liam’s sneering vocals and pissed-off posture, the cocktail of ego, camaraderie and one-upmanship that combined in making Oasis as entertaining and as volatile offstage as onstage.

Their third album, “Be Here Now,” in 1997 set a new record as the fastest-selling album in UK chart history, while “What’s The Story Morning Glory” attained greater success by becoming the third-selling album in British recording history.

The Gallagher brothers led Oasis to worldwide popularity and success in the 1990s, scoring several hits, such as “Wonderwall,” “Champagne Supernova” and “Don’t Look Back In Anger,” and selling more than 71 million albums worldwide.

Liam’s singing voice has often been compared to that of John Lennon, such that he would jestingly claim to be John re-incarnated, despite being born eight years prior to John’s death in 1980.

He declared he has no clear influence in his music other than John Lennon and “music” itself, and has been known to incorporate many different forms, such as punk, indie and New Wave. Recently he has explored elements of jazz during his stint with Beady Eye, the band he formed after Oasis broke up in 2009.

“Liam Gallagher Live in Manila!” is produced by Ovation Productions and is presented by Smart.

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