PICS: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at NICU Amphitheatre

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds put on a supersonic show of psychedelia-tinged rock & roll at Chula Vista's North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre recently.

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Largely a solo project for Gallagher (pictured left), the High Flying Birds serve as the famed former Oasis guitarist/songwriter's touring band. They're currently on tour with the Smashing Pumpkins and AFI (find their respective photo galleries from the show on SoundDiego.com as well).
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After Oasis infamously (and suddenly) disbanded in 2009, Noel began his solo career in earnest by announcing a self-titled album in 2011.
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Aside from Noel, the expansive band consists of former Oasis guitarist Gem Archer, former Oasis session pianist Mike Rowe, former Oasis drummer Chris Sharrock, Zutons bassist Russell Pritchard, keyboardist/vocalist Jessica Greenfield, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Marionneau and backing vocalist YSEÉ.
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Gallagher released the "Songs from the Great White North" EP in 2012, and followed that with his sophomore solo full-length record "Chasing Yesterday" in 2015, which featured the singles "In the Heat of the Moment," "Ballad of the Mighty I" and "Riverman."
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His third solo album, "Who Built the Moon?," was released in 2017. He's since followed it with two EPs this year: "Wait and Return" (a collection of remixes) and "Black Star Dancing" -- with one more, "This Is the Place," set to be released later this month.
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Gallagher has described his music as being a mix of styles including psychedelic rock, krautrock, soul and funk.
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During the Aug. 28 show, Noel and his band performed the following set: "Fort Knox," "Holy Mountain," "Keep On Reaching," "It's a Beautiful World," "She Taught Me How to Fly"...
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Followed by "Black Star Dancing," "This Is the Place," "Wonderwall" (Oasis cover), "Little by Little" (Oasis cover), "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" (Oasis cover)...
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And wrapped up with "Don't Look Back in Anger" (Oasis cover) and "All You Need Is Love" (Beatles cover).
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It's always a rare treat to have Gallagher through San Diego -- and while we're *always* hoping for an Oasis reunion (fingers crossed), the High Flying Birds put on an unforgettable show and we can only hope they return to town soon!
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