Mikey Rowe, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds / Oasis

Mikey Rowe Noel Gallagher Keyboard Player

Mikey Rowe is  keyboardist for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Rowe’s musical journey with Noel Gallagher extends beyond the High Flying Birds. He was also  a part of Oasis and has an incredibly extensive session and recording career, which we discuss in some depth. And then there’s the train wreck story… A huge thanks to Mikey for his time!

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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):  

Mikey’s website

Mikey’s past 6-12 months with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

How the High Flying Birds gig came about

Recording process with Noel and the High Flying Birds

MD role and prepping for translating the new recorded work into the live environment

Getting the gig with Oasis

Mikey with Oasis on MTV Unplugged – Listen Up

Mikey’s approach to covering the huge Oasis / Gallagher back catalogue

Mikey’s Mainstage rig

Mikey’s home studio setup

Working with The Amorphous Androgynous and Future Sound of London

Working with Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks – In Your Dreams

Mikey playing with Sheryl Crow – My Favourite Mistake

On not reading music and working with other great musicians

Playing with David Gilmour on Rattle That Lock

Mikey playing David Gilmour’s song Today

Why Mikey thinks he didn’t do a great job on the David Gilmour session

Talking Hammonds and Leslies with Prince

Working with Keith Richards and Mick Jagger

Mikey with Sheryl Crow and Keith Richards – Happy

Mikey’s Train Wreck

Mikey with Rachel Stamp – Hey Hey Michael You’re Really Fantastic

Tag a Keyboard Player: Roger Manning

Desert Island Discs: OK Computer – Radiohead, In It For The Money – Supergrass, Matador – Gaz Coombes, Sea Change – Beck, A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles

A brief chat on Slade

Slade – Run Runaway

Mikey and Noel Gallagher perform Dead in the Water

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