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Andy Bell

Andrew Piran "Andy" Bell (born 11 August 1970) is a British musician, currently playing guitar in the band Beady Eye. He is a songwriter, singer, producer, DJ and former member of the early 1990s shoegazing band, Ride, and later, Hurricane #1. He is also well known as the bass guitarist for the British rock band Oasis. Bell formed Ride with Mark Gardener (guitarist), whom he met at Cheney School in Oxford and Laurence Colbert (drummer) and Steve Queralt (bassist), whom he met doing Foundation Studies in Art and Design at Banbury in 1988. While still at Banbury the band produced a tape demo including the tracks "Chelsea Girl" and "Drive Blind". In February 1989, Ride were asked to stand in for a cancelled student union gig at Oxford Polytechnic that brought them to the attention of Alan McGee. After supporting The Soup Dragons in 1989 McGee then signed them to Creation Records. This was a key musical event in Bell's life. With Ride, Bell released three EPs between January and September 1990, entitled Ride, Play and Fall. While the EPs were not chart successes, enough critical praise was received to make Ride the darlings of music journalists. The first two EPs were eventually

Andy Bell from Erasure: 'Memba Him?!

Andy Bell from Erasure: 'Memba Him?!

As the lead singer of Erasure, Andy Bell became famous for '80s new wave hits like "Oh L'amour," "Chains of Love" and "A Little Respect." Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >

For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls

The 46-year-old resurfaced at some event in London on Thursday, looking fun.Andy's band mate Vince Clarke was a founding member of Depeche Mode.This week, Bell released his second solo album… READ MORE >

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