It turns out The 86TVs rocker and former Maccabees guitarist Felix White has been a huge fan of Oasis. He recalled the moment when he met each Gallagher brother in his teens.
Felix White added that he chased Noel out of a famous record store, HMV. The former Maccabees guitarist and member of new band the 86TVs is a huge fan of Oasis and shared his very different experiences meeting each of the Gallagher brothers as a teenager.
“I was completely obsessed with Oasis,” he told Radio X’s Dan O’Connell on The Evening Show.
He was asked if he’d ever met Liam or Noel Gallagher, he revealed:
“The first time I met Liam, I went to – at 16 years old – see Oasis support Neil Young in Paris and I think that might have been Heathen Chemistry Oasis [era] maybe?”
He went on:
“Liam was on the Eurostar and I had a disposable camera and I very very very nervously asked for a disposable photo, which he said yes to and did the perfect B-boy stance next to me in a photo as I’m going bright red.”
“I’ve never guarded a disposable camera with my life like anything,” he admitted. “That was the most precious thing in the world for that moment on. I’ve still got that photo.”
His encounter with the Oasis frontman might have gone down perfectly. However, when he spotted his brother Noel, things went slightly less smoothly.
“The first time I met Noel […] We were in HMV and I was buying [The] Smiths – Hatful of Hollow, Love – Forever Changes and another record that I’d only thought of because Noel would talk about these records…
“And then my mate ran up to me as I was about to buy them and went, ‘It’s Noel Gallagher,’ and as I say that now I can still see myself going white, but I ran to the shop and as he was walking out of HMV in Oxford Street and I chased after him. But as he left I still had the CDs in my hand and I set off the security alarm system out of HMV!
“As he turned to look at me, security were coming to get me and he was looking directly at me and I was trying to explain to him and them that I’m only buying these records because he’s told me to”.