Oasis memorabilia set to win thousands at auction – including football shirt and tambourine rescued from Skip


Memorabilia belonging to Oasis stars Noel and Liam Gallagher are expected to sell for thousands of pounds at auction.

A football shirt worn by Noel and an iconic tambourine used by Liam were rescued from a skip.

The custom jersey was one of two specially designed in the 90s.

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Noel wore the jersey during a charity football game. He made an appearance for Bolt Makers Arms FC in 1996.

Although the brothers are known to be staunch supporters of Manchester City, the personalized jersey is a deep magenta red with “Oasis” and “N.Gallagher 7” on the back.

The beaten tambourine was used by Liam during the recording of “What’s The Story Morning Glory” – one of the best-selling albums of all time.

The instrument is often associated with the leader of Oasis and was dropped at the end of the recording session by Nick Brine.

Nick, an independent producer and sound engineer who worked on the album, now sells Oasis memorabilia he collected during his 28-year career in the music business.



Front and back of the soccer jersey

The Noel Gallagher shirt is expected to cost between £ 1,000 and £ 1,500.

Tambourine could make between £ 300 and £ 500 when it goes under the hammer next month.

Nick is also parting with another football shirt from the charity match, designed for Oasis co-founder Paul Arthurs, which is estimated to be worth between £ 800 and £ 1,000.

Nick, 44, from Monmouth, Wales, but now living in Alicante, Spain, said: “The tambourine was used during the recording of ‘What’s The Story Morning Glory’.

“It was pretty messed up by the end of the session and was going to be thrown out. But I claimed it.

“It has been used on numerous recordings since by bands such as Teenage Fanclub, The Darkness, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys, Seasick Steve, Steve Harley, Supergrass and The Verve.”



Tambourine used by Liam Gallagher
Tambourine used by Liam Gallagher, estimate £ 300- £ 500.

The football shirts also came into Nick’s possession during a recording session for Oasis’ third album, “Be Here Now”, released in 1997.

He added: “In 1996, Oasis decided to sponsor one of its local advertising teams.

“Adidas made a bespoke kit for the team and unique shirts for the band members, each with their name on the back.

“Bonehead (Paul Arthurs) and Noel kindly gave me their shirts at Abbey Road Studios in London while recording their album Be Here Now.

“I was the engineer for the session.”



Noel Gallagher football shirt
Noel Gallagher football shirt

Nick is also selling part of a Danelectro sitar, estimated at £ 150-200, which was smashed on stage by The Darkness lead singer Justin Hawkins.

Nick added, “It was owned by Justin Hawkins, singer of The Darkness, and was used on several of his recordings.

“He broke it on stage. The top half ends up in the crowd, I believe at the Reading Festival.

“I got the bottom half back. It still works! “

Nick started his career at Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire, Wales in 1993 at the age of 16.



Part of a Danelectro sitar used and broken on stage by Justin Hawkins of The Darkness, estimated between £ 150-200.
Part of a Danelectro sitar used and broken on stage by Justin Hawkins of The Darkness, estimated between £ 150-200.

The studios are renowned in the music world for hosting the crème de la crème of British pop and rock talent.

Over a 12 month period in 1996-97, the Rockfield sessions resulted in five UK number one albums from Oasis, Black Grape, The Charlatans and The Boo Radleys.

Other famous groups have recorded Manic Street Preachers, Robert Plant and Coldplay there.

He is best known for recording Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody in 1973.

The iconic rock memorabilia pieces will be sold by Hansons Auctioneers in Etwall, Derbys. On November 2.

Josh McCarthy, Music Memorabilia Appraiser at Hansons, said: “I am absolutely delighted to be able to put these rock treasures up for auction.

“These are iconic items by iconic musicians who remind us that Britain is a melting pot of immense talent.

“Thanks to Nick, the provenance is second to none and I expect worldwide interest in these lots.

“They deserve to do well. This is an opportunity to own a slice of British rock history.”


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