‘I prefer a low-key oasis of close fans’
Line-up of top music finalists set to delight “Lot of support from the public”
FORMER Oasis guitarist Bonehead once flew into a gig by helicopter to play to 250,000 fans. Now he will trundle up in a battered old van to play a low-key show at Cafe Drummonds tomorrow. But Bonehead, aka Paul Arthurs , who will play alongside singersongwriter John Mackie wouldn’t have it any other way. He said: “Playing in front of 250,000 fans at Knebworth with Oasis was the pinnacle of my time with the band. “Walking out on to the stage and seeing a sea of people was just unbelievable. Oasis should have called it a day after that and split up because there was no way that could be topped.” Bonehead quit Oasis in 1999 midway through the recording of album Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. While Oasis continued to dominate British music, he fell into obscurity. “I have absolutely no regrets about quitting Oasis,” he said. “At the time I just wasn’t enjoying it and the fun had gone. “Now I am playing with a fantastic song-writer in John Mackie and playing more intimate gigs. “Aberdeen was a city I played in the past with Oasis and it will be great to come up here and play a show where the fans are so close. “It is a long way off from Knebworth, but I am happy. “I still keep in contact with Oasis, and was recently in Glasgow to catch up with Liam when Beady Eye played there.”
THE array of fantastic finalists from the most talked-about Saturday night TV show rolls into Aberdeen this weekend.
BIG VOICE: Rapper Cher Lloyd. TOP MAN: Winner Matt Cardle. The X Factor Live Tour has a five-night run at the AECC starting on Sunday – and controversial finalist Katie Waissel said audiences are in for a treat. “It’s a fantastic show with so many...