As Beady Eye launched into Four Letter Word (one of the catchier songs off its debut album Different Gear, Still Speeding) the crowd hollered and all eyes were on the singer as he leaned into the microphone, leg extended to the side in his signature stance like a child tap dancer in a school musical. Between each song, Gallagher chugged bottled water, fixed his perfectly coiffed, 1960s mod haircut and edged towards the excited crowd like he was ready to pounce. “Beatles and Stones” (an obvious tribute to two great rock ’n’ roll bands he admires) and “Millionaire” followed as his chiselled, weathered face became red and wet with sweat.
He asked where “all the chicks” were between songs like The Roller and For Anyone.
Although he didn’t do much, he was mesmerizing to watch, just for the fact that he was Liam Gallagher, spitting, stomping, and snarling within arm’s reach.
Noel’s solo project, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, is not gaining any great critical acclaim. Beady Eye were popular enough to almost fill the Commodore.