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Oasis wrap up BBC Electric Proms
By Damian Jones
Newsbeat reporter

Liam Gallagher
Liam Gallagher dedicated a song to his wife Nicole Appleton at the Electric Proms

Oasis attracted a star-studded audience as they closed the BBC Electric Proms in style at the London Roundhouse.

The Manchester five-piece drafted in the Crouch End Festival Chorus for six songs, including their most famous hits Wonderwall and Don't Look Back In Anger.

James Bond star Daniel Craig, Joe Cole and comedians Russell Brand and Ralph Little were among the stars at the gig.

The show rounded off five days of music spread across Liverpool and London.

'Best ever'

Dean Swift, 17, from Wellington said the performance was the best he'd ever seen Oasis play.

Oasis set list
Rock 'n' Roll Star
Shock Of The Lightning
Cigarettes And Alcohol
The Meaning Of Soul
To Be Where There's Life
Waiting For The Rapture
Slide Away
(What's The Story) Morning Glory
Ain't Got Nothing
The Importance Of Being Idle
I'm Outta Time
Don't Look Back In Anger
Falling Down
Champagne Supernova
I Am The Walrus
He added: "That was blinding. That's the best gig they've done. I saw them at Wembley Arena the other week but the choir added something different to them."

Natalie Lawrenson, 22, from Barnsley travelled all the way down from Leeds to see her heroes perform.

She said: "I've seen Oasis a few times now but that was out of this world. To see them at such an intimate venue was just breathtaking. The choir added that extra wow factor too."

Kicking off with Rock 'n' Roll Star the band played a host of songs from their back catalogue along with six new tracks from their current album Dig Out Your Soul.

Both frontman Liam Gallagher and his brother Noel dedicated songs to their wives, who were watching in the audience, during their set.

Noel then introduced the band's 50-member backing choir, who were dressed in plain clothes, at the beginning of Wonderwall b-side Masterplan.

"This is the Crouch End Choir, I won't introduce them all by name because there's 50 of them and we'll be here all f*****g night," he joked.

James Bond

The ensemble also teamed up with the band for I'm Outta Time, Wonderwall, Champagne Supernova, I Am The Walrus and Number One hit Don't Look Back In Anger, which saw the whole venue singing.

During the show, Noel spotted Daniel Craig in the crowd and said: "James Bond is upstairs, I might see if I can blag it so that he can get me the next James Bond theme tune instead of f****g dopey Americans doing it all the time."

Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher took a pop at James Bond actor Daniel Craig
The actor was then greeted with chants of, 'Who are you? Who are you?' from the fans before Noel interjected, 'He's Bond, James Bond'."

He also pulled a similar trick with comedian Russell Brand later in the show when he dedicated Falling Down to the Radio 2 presenter.

"Russell will have been up there tonight trying to wangle some introduction to James Bond so he can become some effeminate James Bond baddie," Noel added.

The band wrapped up the show with their cover of The Beatles classic I Am The Walrus before Noel added: "Thanks for coming. We'll see you at Wembley next year."

Earlier, Glasvegas opened the night by performing a host of tracks from their self-titled debut album including hit singles Geraldine and Daddy's Gone.

Singer James Allan told Newsbeat that Oasis inspired him to form his own band. He said: "Before I saw Oasis I'd never really felt the urge to be in a band. They made me pick up a guitar.

"It's great too because tonight I get to see them for free."


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