In this First Concert Ever segment, the indie pop artist, Saint Raymond, talks about the story of his first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
My first concert was when I was seven years old. I was taken by my two older brothers to see Oasis at Nottingham arena. I’d grown up with Oasis always playing in the house and because of that I quickly got to know a lot of the back catalog without even realizing it purely because it was on a lot around the house.
I remember at school we all got to pick what instrument we want to learn how to play it was cause of Oasis that I decided I wanted to play guitar, so I guess I have them to thank for that and this career I guess! I just fell in love with the music and obviously the chance to go see them was incredible, and the fact it was my first ever concert is a pretty cool memory and a nice thing to say.
The one thing I remember in particular about that gig was I was singing every single word and I remember a young couple in front turned around and laughed because they couldn’t believe that a seven-year-old knew every single word to all the Oasis songs. I don’t think I’ll forget that moment.
I think their music is such an important part of British music history, I still listen to them a lot now and I know a lot of people that do because it’s still relevant now and you can definitely hear their influence in a lot of new bands that are coming out even now. I think some people just associate Oasis with the annoying guy at the party that gets the guitar out and plays at Wonderwall but the whole catalog is unbelievable and there’s so much more depth to it than just that song.
Obviously, it doesn’t look like they’ll be playing together any time soon so the fact I can say I’ve seen them is amazing. I think a lot of my mates are jealous now because they also grew up loving and listening to Oasis but never got the chance to see them and like I said earlier it doesn’t look like a gig will be happening very soon for them guys.