Beady Eye is a British rock band which was formed by ex-Oasis brother Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer (guitars, bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), and Andy Bell (guitars, bass guitar keyboards, backing vocal) and Chris Sharrock (drums, percussion).
Beady Eye brought out their first promotional single in November 2010 "Bring the Light", which did fairly well -reaching number 61 in the UK Singles Chart. They also released a further promotional single "Four Letter Word" In December 2010.
In 2011 Beady Eye produced “The Roller” as their first commercial single which did considerably better than their promotional singles. “The Roller” reached number 31 in the UK Singles Chart and a further two singles “Millionaire” and “The Beat Goes On” were released from their debut album ‘Different Gear, Still Speeding’ which was released February 2011.
Beady Eye went on to help raise money for the British Red Cross for the Japanese Tsunami appeal in May 2011 by releasing a cover of The Beatles “Across the Universe”. Liam Gallagher also released Beady Eye’s version of “Blue Moon” a classic song which has been covered by many great singers such as Billie Holliday, and has since been used by football club Manchester FC for the launch of their new football kit.
Throughout March to December 2011 the band toured the UK, Europe and US only playing new songs rather than a mixture of beady Eye and Oasis songs but by 2012 (and recording their second album) they started playing some Oasis songs at shows