The Mancunian group evolved from an earlier band called The Rain, made up of Paul McGuigan on bass guitar, Paul Arthurs on guitar, Tony McCarroll on drums and Chris Hutton on vocals.
Noel joined shortly afterwards on guitar, vocals and as chief songwriter. Unsatisfied with Hutton’s singing, Arthurs invited and auditioned Noel’s brother Liam Gallagher as a replacement and the rest is history.
One of Gallagher’s Twitter followers spurred the conversation, asking:
“If the old crew from Oasis first line-up wanted to reform with just you, would you?”
Liam replied “I did ask them and they weren’t up for it.”
However, all may not be as it seems – as original member Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs chimed in suggesting that this may not have been the case.
— Paul Arthurs. (@BoneheadsPage) January 7, 2018