Behind the scenes

Backstage with Beady Eye and Miles Kane


All images by Yui Mok, Press Association

Beady Eye

Liam Gallagher returned to Teenage Cancer Trust’s stage with new band Beady Eye after playing with Oasis in 2002. Formed with Oasis band members, guitarist Gem Archer, bassist Andy Bell and alongside drummer Chris Sharrock, the band played songs from their eagerly anticipated debut album, Different Gear, Still Speeding, including new single The Roller. Its raw rock’n’roll one minute, and classic pop the next! This performance marked Gem’s fifth appearance at the Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust.

My soundtrack

Andy Bell

What was the first single/album you bought?

Blondie - Parallel Lines, 1980, bought on holiday in Exeter, Devon

Who was the first band you saw live?

Siousxie and the Banshees, Oxford Apollo, 1984

What music/musician had the biggest influence on you as a teenager?

John Lennon, and the Beatles generally.

In a film about your life – what would be your theme tune?

Midnight Cowboy Theme (John Barry)

What music do you find inspiring?

The Who - Anyway anyhow anywhere

Is there any song or piece of music that gives you comfort?

Townes Van Zandt - if I needed you

What song never fails to cheer you up?

Dusty Springfield - Just a little lovin'

When you were a teenager, what band did you want to be in and why?

The Smiths and then The Stone Roses. I was learning to play the guitar so I looked up to Johnny Marr and later John Squire as I thought they looked and played cool.

Do you have a favourite album cover/artwork?

Primal Scream – Screamadelica

Is there a song or album that for you, represents ‘teenage angst’?

The Smiths - How soon is now?