Formed as his solo band in 2011, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds sees the Oasis frontman play alongside his fellow band mate from his former group Mike Rowe as well as Tim Smith, The Lemon Trees’ Jeremy Stacey and The Zutons’ Russell Pritchard. Having released their debut album in 2011 to critical acclaim, followed by a world tour of the album, Gallagher has already made an impression around the globe with the band since the demise of Oasis in 2009.
The band’s name is derived from Jefferson Airplane’s single High Flying Bird, with their second album being released last year on Noel’s own Sour Mash label. Recorded at the Abbey Road and Strangeways studios, Chasing Yesterday hit the top spot on the UK Album Chart in its first week of release, with the album also being awarded the accolade for Best Album at The Q Awards.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will be playing at Lytham Festival on Thursday the 4th of August. The band will appear on Lytham Green alongside artists Bryan Adams, West End Promos, Village People and Bay City Rollers amongst a number of other bands and solo artists playing across 4 days.
Words by Josh Plews
Photos courtesy of Noel Gallagher