Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs (guitar), Paul "Guigsy" Mc Guigan (bass guitar), and Tony Mc Carroll (drums, percussion).
They were later joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar and vocals) as a fifth member, becoming the band's settled line-up until April 1995.
They were given the opening slot and impressed Mc Gee, who was there to see 18 Wheeler, one of his own bands.
Mc Gee was so impressed he offered them a recording contract; they however did not sign until several months later. This song would become the subject of a plagiarism suit, with Oasis paying 0,000 in damages.
Noel approached the group about joining with the proviso that he would become the band's sole songwriter and leader, and that they would commit to an earnest pursuit of commercial success. "When he walked in, we were a band making a racket with four tunes.
This change was inspired by an Inspiral Carpets tour poster that hung in the Gallagher brothers' bedroom.
One of the venues the poster listed was the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon.
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