Manchester Evening News today reported the man who introduced the band Oasis to each other is calling on Noel Gallagher to heal the rift with his brother Liam and put the band back together.
Paul ‘Bigun’ Ashbee believes that his pal Liam has been let down by Noel. And he thinks public criticism of Liam has been unfair in contrast to the positive reception of Noel’s music since he quit the band in 2009. He believes Liam is so closely linked with the band, fans are unable to accept the Manchester rock legend pursuing anything else. So he is calling on singer-songwriter Noel, who went on to form Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, to do the right thing by “our kid” and put him back in the spotlight with Oasis.
Paul said: “Poor Liam is suffering. Because until Noel says ‘Oasis is getting back together‘ he is backed into a corner waiting. Liam has been hammered for being himself. If Noel has any love for Liam he has to (put Oasis back together). Liam needs that stage but he has been left in limbo.”
“He should go to his little brother and say ‘alright our kid. Let’s give the world what they want.’”
Paul has known Liam, whose post-Oasis outfit Beady Eye disbanded in 2014, for 30 years.
He employed him as a car valet and made rock and roll history by introducing the singer to his childhood friend Bonehead, a guitarist with the band The Rain which later became Oasis. After Noel later joined the band they became international stars.
This summer football agent Paul will release a tell-all book about Oasis called Giving it the Bigun, Oasis, Football, Manchester and Me.
And he is proud to have been chosen as an ambassador for the Soul of Africa shoes by Lance Clark, a sixth-generation member of the Clarks Shoe family, because of the the brand’s association with Oasis who wore the shoes.
Profits from the sale of Soul of Africa shoes go to projects in Africa and Paul is hoping that they can be stocked by Liam’s fashion label Pretty Green.
The 49-year-old father-of-four and grandfather-of-one explained: “Oasis wore Clarks shoes as a band because they were cheap and looked cool. If you look back over the years Liam always wore Clarks. I got them from Stewarts of Ardwick.”
“My mum got me a pair. She paid £1 for them every Friday and Liam’s mum Peggy did too.”
Source: Manchester Evening News