Oasis v Stone Roses (Apr)
Arches Venue, Coventry, The Arches Industrial Estate, West Midlands
Well, OASIS are no more. The back stage bust ups and public slanging matches on Twitter proved too much for this great British band.
Thankfully, their No1 Tribute-DEFINITELY MIGHTBE (now in their twelfth year) don't share the same sibling rivalry as the real thing, but they do have a lot in common when it comes to reproducing the rousing anthems, stage presence and atmosphere that the originals created. With over two hours of material to draw from, including all the hit's from all seven albums, live favourites, B-sides and a couple of Noel's acoustic number's, when the boys start there's no stopping them. And who wants to stop when everybody's having a good time? As one pleased punter said after Definitely Mightbe played a gig 200 miles away, "I'm going to see the real Oasis in Manchester later this year and if they are half as good as you guys, I'm in for a bloody good night!"
Lead singer Ian bears an uncanny resemblance to Liam and has worked as a look-a-like in the UK appearing on BBC1, Channel 4, Sky TV and ITV. Publicity campaigns and advertising for HMV, Virgin, Q Magazine, Loaded, Royal Bank Of Scotland, Lloyds Bank and the National Press. Ian was also asked to star in a video for heavy metal legends MOTORHEAD as Liam and also providing a voice over for a recent documentary accompanying the new Oasis-"Time Flies" DVD. To add to this, Ian has the knack of sounding like Liam too and was asked to provide the vocals on a dance remix of Wonderwall set for release in summer 2010.
Paul Mitchell takes up the reigns as Noel and mimics the riffs and lead breaks with such precision you'd think you were listening to the CD. A very loud CD. While the rhythm section of Kev Pyne on bass and Pete Coppard on drums keep everything locked together and completes the DEF MB family.
So, as good as the real thing? Well the lengendary Alan McGee thought so when he recently introduced the band live on stage! So they…..DEFINITELY MIGHTBE.
Manchester legends-The Stone Roses opened 1989 with their eponymous classic The Stone Roses. A jangly guitar based album which stands the test of time better than most bands of that era. Topping the NME's list of Greatest Album Of All Time. Singer Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary Mountfield (a.k.a.Mani) and drummer Alan Wren (a.k.a.Reni) were the gifted line up that delivered that album. This band revolutionised British pop. Seizing the moment in the post acid house fall out as they first took Manchester and then the UK, on a swift, swaggering pop adventure that promised so much and yet ultimately burned out, such was their purity of vision. Their songs adorn many a student disco to this day and are still held in high regard more than 10yrs since they disbanded. - ADORED-their definitive tribute,reproduce the sound and atmosphere the originals created with such detailed accuracy,you'd think the Roses had climbed on stage beside them! All the cult classics are here from both studio albums including singles"Waterfall" and "She Bangs The Drums"to the rock out anthem of "I Am The Ressurection"