Since our last post, we’ve staged live shows by two equally great tribute acts.
On Saturday 28th December, it was our pleasure to introduce Beast Decoys to Jersey as they performed at Watersplash with support from Howl and DJ Pip for a midwinter seaside special. Beast Decoys are terrific entertainers, possessing coiled-spring energy as they shimmy and boogie down non-stop on stage. The beats and scratching are spot on, and the vocals are delivered with power and personality, providing familiar satisfaction to Beastie Boys fans.
Carl Dyson – MCA Carl Golder – Mike D Ric Hulme – Ad Rock Scott Rogan – Mix Master Mike
The Beast Decoys’ members all hail from Blackpool, the Las Vegas of the North, and have over twenty years performance experience within the hip hop scene. The Beastie Boys are one of the most inspirational hip hop acts of all time. It’s Beast Decoys’ mission to bring the unforgettable energy of the Beastie Boys to UK crowds for a full live experience.
Oas-is were at the Watersplash on 14th September 14th 2019. A rollicking night of consummately played songs, remodelled as artful impersonation. Aaron Clements’ Liam, in particular, was a study of method acting that extended at times to backstage, and out front he appeared to feed off the boisterousness of the crowd to summon sneers and stares behind squarish shades and between the fringes of a Caesar cut that might get him wary looks on a ferry. With local support from Hot Plastic and MSPRS, the event was a big success and proved Bubblebrain Records’ knack for memorable moments of rock ‘n’ roll attitude.
Live sound/stage management: Raw Audio Audio recording and mastering: Gary Law Camera and video editing: Chris Almond Additional video shot by James Dolan Thanks to David Bailey for stills used in the Oas-is video
Oas-is, the top tribute band, who recently celebrated 25 years of Definitely Maybe at O2 Academy Islington with a show featuring Creation Records founder Alan McGee and a set by official Oasis tour DJ Phil Smith, will be playing at Watersplash Jersey on September 14.
Tickets available from Bookit.je while stocks last – we expect this event to sell out.
Oas-is are currently busy selling out venues around the UK with their lauded Definitely Maybe 1994-2019 tour. We caught up with them to ask a few questions about what they do and their views on the irrepressible avatars of British rock ‘n’ roll on which they model their act.
Oas-is – The world’s best Oasis tribute band – as seen on Channel 4’s The Last Leg.
Five Oasis fanatics who live and breathe Manchester’s finest band and are now dedicated to giving you the best look and sound that you should expect from an Oasis tribute band.
Oas-is is made up of experienced musicians who have toured all around the world and who take great pride in reproducing the classic Oasis sound with frightening accuracy and all the attitude you would expect from the real thing. No wigs, no fancy gimmicks, just the closest you will get to recreating the sound of Oasis.
What’s the story? Some might say Oas-is are definitely, not maybe, the best tribute out there.
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Who’s who in the band and for long have you been doing this together?
The band consists of Aaron (Liam), Stuart (Noel), James (Bonehead/Gem), Shaun (Guigsy/Andy Bell) and Aaron (Tony McCarroll). We’ve been doing the tribute for six years now, having all come from original bands previously.
What has been your most memorable Oas-is show so far?
We’ve been lucky enough to play some monster shows but easily the one that always stands out is Rock City in Nottingham. We’ve played it twice, both to sold out crowds and the crowd are always amazing. This is the show that always springs to mind when asked but we’ve played lots of great shows to be honest. Oasis crowds are without doubt the best crowds to play to!
Where were you when you heard your first Oasis song?
Most of us have been into Oasis since the early days (’94-’95) so would have been around the Whatever era with Some Might Say and Morning Glory album.
What was the first Oasis record you bought and on what format?
Our Liam is a huge collector so has all the singles and albums on all formats but probably would have been Whatever on cassette.
When was your first time seeing Oasis live?
Our Liam has seen Oasis around 30 times, all over the UK and Europe. His first Oasis gig was Knebworth on the Sunday!
What’s your favourite Liam quote?
Too many to mention! One that always sticks in the mind is from around 2000 – “I’m not into all this morbid music where all these people are in pain, well my ears are in pain listening to your music you twat!”
What’s your favourite Noel quote?
Again, too many to mention! On Liam – “He’s like a man with a fork in a world of soup.”
Have you ever met any Oasis members?
Yes our Liam has met all except Andy Bell and Guigsy.
What is your favourite Oasis line-up?
Difficult one as they all brought something different. Probably from 2000 onwards with Gem and Andy as musically they became a lot better.
Do you own any Oasis memorabilia and if so what and how did you get it?
Yes our Liam is a huge collector and has collected Oasis memorabilia since 1995. He has wardrobes, cupboards and attic space full of all the official releases, promos, rare items, and signed items.
Do any of you fight like Liam and Noel?
No. We’re probably the least rock ‘n’ roll band out there! We all get on pretty well to be fair.
Between Liam and Noel, whose solo career do you prefer?
Either. They are both different in their own ways so it’s just great to have them both release albums and songs.
Back in the ’90s were you Blur or Oasis?
It was always Oasis. However, we all like Blur too to be honest. Our drummer Aaron (Tony McCarroll) is a huge fan of Blur.