Oasis (1980s band)

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Oasis was an English music group which formed in 1984.[1] The group consisted of Peter Skellern, Julian Lloyd Webber, Mitch Dalton, Bill Lovelady and Mary Hopkin.

Their only album, Oasis,[2] was released on the WEA label along with two singles. The album reached No. 23 on the UK Albums Chart after first charting in April 1984; it remained in the charts for 15 weeks.[3]

A tour of the United Kingdom was planned for September 1984 and a new cellist, Audrey Riley, was brought in to replace Lloyd-Webber whose solo commitments forced him to leave. The tour, however, was brought to an abrupt end because Hopkin became ill and the group disbanded shortly afterwards.[4]


  1. ^ Paul Fowles, Graham Wade; Concise History of Rock Music, 2012, p. 299: "A band bearing the name Oasis had briefly existed c.1984, comprising Welsh singer and erstwhile Eurovision hopeful Mary Hopkin, classical cellist Julian Lloyd Webber (brother of West End theater tunesmith Andrew), singer/composer Bill ..."
  2. ^ Allmusic.com - album overview
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 402. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ Margaret Campbell, Julian Lloyd Webber: married to music: the authorised biography, 2001, p. 100: "Soon after the album's release in 1984, Julian left Oasis. 'I felt the project had been hijacked by the record company. Why do they find something they like and then set about changing it into something completely different?' Soon after Oasis ..."