Ashcroft on Oasis support days
Richard Ashcroft has reminisced about the days when Oasis supported him - and played in front of only two people at a gig.
During an intimate live acoustic session inside the Absolute Radio studio in London, showcasing new tracks from his latest project RPA & The United Nations Of Sound, he told Geoff Lloyd about his past support act.
"Yeah, I remember very early in the tour, I think it was Glasgow, we went backstage and Liam just said: 'I hate being in a band, I hate being in a band', you know, because he just played the whole of the first album to two people, two kids in Adidas tracksuits," the former Verve star recalled.
He added: "I mean, it really does spell out our sheep-like quality that you could play Definitely Maybe and not one person, not one person thought, at the bar, 'Oh actually I love this song, I'm going to go to the front.'"
The 38-year-old musician also spoke about having a mid-life crisis.
"I've plenty of crises, you don't need to be mid-life before you have a crisis," he joked.
"You don't need to be X amount of years to buy a ridiculous American motorbike, which I've not done but, you know, there are tell-tale signs aren't there? There's the classic signs, so Harley Davidson, Ferrari, any of those. I've done the Ferrari."