‘I pre­fer a low-key oa­sis of close fans’

Line-up of top mu­sic fi­nal­ists set to de­light “Lot of sup­port from the pub­lic”

Evening Express (City Final) - The Guide - - MUSIC SCENE - By Lau­rna Robert­son

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...

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