List of Oasis band members

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Oasis performing in 2009. From left to right: Gem Archer, Andy Bell, Chris Sharrock, Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher.

Oasis were an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991. The band originally consisted of vocalist Liam Gallagher, guitarist Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, bassist Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan and drummer Tony McCarroll; Liam's older brother - guitarist, vocalist and lead songwriter Noel - joined shortly after the band's formation.

The original lineup performed on the band's first album, Definitely Maybe, and McCarroll was the first to leave during recording for (What's the Story) Morning Glory?. Alan "Whitey" White was his replacement, and he played on all of the album's tracks except "Some Might Say". Next to leave was McGuigan in September 1995, though only for a small amount of time. He was temporarily and unofficially replaced by Scott McLeod, who played a few tour dates with the band and appeared in the music video for "Wonderwall", before suddenly leaving. Guigsy was subsequently convinced to return to the band near the release of Morning Glory.

Be Here Now was released in August 1997, and as plans for Oasis' fourth studio album took shape, the band began to break down. First to leave was Arthurs, who was quickly followed by McGuigan, leaving only the Gallagher brothers and White to record Standing on the Shoulder of Giants. Gem Archer and Andy Bell were brought in on guitar and bass respectively, though because they were not hired in time for the album's recording, all guitar and bass parts on Standing... were performed by Noel. Their first appearance on an Oasis record was on the live album Familiar To Millions in 2000, taken from the Standing... tour.

The first studio album to feature new members Archer and Bell, Heathen Chemistry, was released in 2002. After extensive touring, Oasis planned recording for their sixth album, though Alan White, the longest-serving member of Oasis bar the Gallagher brothers, left the band in 2004. He was temporarily replaced by Terence Kirkbride, but later formally replaced by Zak Starkey, son of ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr. Though a full-time member, Starkey was not officially unveiled as a band member for almost four years. Don't Believe the Truth was released in May 2005, followed by compilation Stop the Clocks in 2006. A non-album single, "Lord Don't Slow Me Down", was released in 2007 in conjunction with the documentary of the same name, and in 2008 recording began for the band's seventh studio album.

Starkey performed drums on most of the tracks on the album (Noel performed the rest), but left the band after the end of the sessions. Chris Sharrock replaced Starkey in May, before Dig Out Your Soul was released in October. Noel Gallagher left the band in August 2009, after which the band was according to Liam Gallagher "ended"; all members except Noel went on to form Beady Eye, while the older Gallagher brother embarked on a solo career with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

Members[edit]

Image Name Years active Instruments Release contributions
Liam Gallagher Liam Gallagher 1991–2009 lead vocals, tambourine, acoustic guitar all Oasis releases
Noel Gallagher Noel Gallagher 1991–2009 lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals, bass, keyboards, acoustic guitar, mellotron all Oasis releases
Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs 1991–1999 rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, bass, mellotron Definitely Maybe (1994), (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) and Be Here Now (1997)
Paul McGuigan Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan 1991–1995, 1995–1999 bass Definitely Maybe (1994), (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) and Be Here Now (1997)
Tony McCarroll 1991–1995 drums Definitely Maybe (1994) and "Some Might Say" (1995)
Alan White 1995–2004 drums, percussion all Oasis releases from (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) to Heathen Chemistry (2002)
Gem Archer Gem Archer 1999–2009 rhythm guitar, bass, keyboards, harmonica, backing vocals all Oasis releases from Familiar to Millions (2000) to iTunes Live: London Festival (2010)
Andy Bell Andy Bell 1999-2009 bass, rhythm guitar, keyboards all Oasis releases from "Familiar to Millions" (2000) to iTunes Live: London Festival (2010)
Jay Darlington 2002–2009 keyboards, Hammond organ "Falling Down" (2008)
Zak Starkey 2004-2008 drums "Don't Believe The Truth" (2005), Dig Out Your Soul (2008)
Chris Sharrock 2008-2009 drums iTunes Live: London Festival (2010)

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