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Beady Eye Biography

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Birth Place: London, England
Years Active: –present
Genres: Rock, Alternative Rock, Post-Britpop

Beady Eye is an English rock band formed in 2009 by former members of Oasis, following the exit of member Noel Gallagher. Beady Eye was formed by the other three core members of the 1999-2009 incarnation of Oasis, namely singer Liam Gallagher, guitarist Gem Archer, and bassist Andy Bell, who switched back to guitar in Beady Eye, together with live drummer Chris Sharrock, who became a full time member of the new group. Jeff Wootton and Matt Jones will perform live bass and keyboard duties.

The band began writing and recording new material in November 2009, and offered a preview of their upcoming album with the release of the single "Bring the Light," in November 2010. It charted at #61 on the U.K. Singles chart, as well as reaching #1 on the U.K. Indie and Rock charts. A second promotional single, "Four Letter Word," was released in December 2010. "The Roller" was announced as the band's first commercial single and got its first airplay in January 2011.

The band's first album, “Different Gear, Still Speeding,” produced by Steve Lillywhite, was released in February 2011. The album reached #3 on the U.K. Albums chart, while reaching #31 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.