Oasis Biography Profile

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Oasis

There are multiple artists who have used the name Oasis:

1. Oasis were an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991. Originally known as The Rain, the group was formed by Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul Arthurs (guitar), Paul McGuigan (bass guitar) and Tony McCarroll (drums, percussion), who were soon joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar and vocals).

Its members were signed to independent record label Creation Records and released their record-setting debut album Definitely Maybe in 1994, including hits like Live Forever and Supersonic.

The following year, the band recorded the critically acclaimed (What's the Story) Morning Glory? with their new drummer Alan White that led to international success propelled by singles Wonderwall, Don't Look Back in Anger and Champagne Supernova. In 1997, Oasis released third album and became the fastest-selling album in UK chart history, aside Michael Jackson's Bad. McGuigan and Arthurs left the band as they went on to record and release Standing on the Shoulder of Giants and were replaced by Gem Archer and Andy Bell who joined the group for the recording of Heathen Chemistry.

In August 2009, Noel Gallagher announced his departure from the band. Liam Gallagher initially stated that Oasis were "done", but later in February 2010 announced that the remaining members of the band would continue to record music, and did not rule out the possibility of retaining the Oasis name. However, Liam and other former members of the band are instead continuing under the name Beady Eye and Noel has formed Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

2. American rock band: Oasis was an American rock band from Marin County, California active in the 1970s. Their sound has been described as psychedelic folk rock, progressive folk and psychedelic pop, characterized by male/female harmonies. With the help of David Crosby of famed Crosby, Stills & Nash, they recorded one album, Oasis, released on the Cranbus label in 1973.

Members Shelly Fox was previously in Cookin Mama, and Stephen Barncard also worked with Chet Nichols and David Crosby. Kelly Bryan had earlier been in the short-lived Grootna, and later played on a couple of albums by Jesse Colin Young.

Between 1971 and 1978 members of Oasis also recorded under the name RJ Fox and completed an album for Atlantic in 1971 which was never released. A double disc collection of Oasis and RJ Fox material was compiled by the Black Bamboo label in 1998. RJ Fox: Retrospective Dreams included the lost LP, tracks from the Oasis album and many others.

3. American deep house producers: Oasis is a collaboration between Omar-S (Alex O. Smith) and Shadow Ray from Detroit.

4. British classical group: Oasis was a short-lived English classic group active through 1984-1988 featuring Peter Skellern, Julian Lloyd Webber (later replaced by Audrey Riley), Mitch Dalton, Bill Lovelady and Mary Hopkin. Oasis released only self-titled album and two singles and toured till 1988.


Top Track of "Oasis"

Cigarettes & Alcohol - Oasis

Cigarettes & Alcohol

291,381
1,531,282
Shakermaker - Oasis

Shakermaker

267,397
1,209,240
The Masterplan - Oasis

The Masterplan

262,374
1,649,753
Go Let It Out - Oasis

Go Let It Out

252,681
1,361,641
Hey Now! - Oasis

Hey Now!

251,017
1,177,733
All Around the World - Oasis

All Around the World

245,389
1,281,479
Acquiesce - Oasis

Acquiesce

240,416
1,505,565
Let There Be Love - Oasis

Let There Be Love

234,301
1,257,763
Talk Tonight - Oasis

Talk Tonight

231,464
1,289,702
Married With Children - Oasis

Married With Children

228,207
1,162,865
Falling Down - Oasis

Falling Down

224,551
1,659,925
The Shock of the Lightning - Oasis

The Shock of the Lightning

224,468
1,398,315
Up in the Sky - Oasis

Up in the Sky

222,423
940,200
Half the World Away - Oasis

Half the World Away

218,749
1,191,535
Columbia - Oasis

Columbia

210,283
950,468
Bring It on Down - Oasis

Bring It on Down

206,172
868,518
Whatever - Oasis

Whatever

196,051
1,262,274
Digsy's Dinner - Oasis

Digsy's Dinner

181,711
814,734
I'm Outta Time - Oasis

I'm Outta Time

179,429
1,283,490
The Hindu Times - Oasis

The Hindu Times

170,230
846,097