Andy Bell (Oasis, Ride)

By Tom Semioli

Aside from his highly acclaimed tenure in Ride as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist – Andy Bell helmed the bass chair for Oasis following Guigsy’s sack, and later, for Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye.


Essentially a riff and roots player, Bell kept his head down, avoided conflict, collected his cheques, and was the only member of the brothers Gallagher gang that composed songs that didn’t sound as if they were lifted from Lennon outtakes such as “The Nature of Reality,” “Turn Up the Sun,” and “Keep the Dream Alive”  among others.  


Andy Bell Sound and Vision with Oasis:  


“The Nature of Reality”


“Turn Up the Sun”


“Keep the Dream Alive”