Colin Murray "Gem" Archer is an English musician, best known as a member of the English rock bands Oasis, Beady Eye and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. He is also known for his work with Heavy Stereo. He joined Oasis as rhythm guitarist in November 1999, and handled lead guitar for acoustic songs as well. He also contributed to the writing of some of the band's songs. Oasis broke up in August 2009, but in November 2009, Liam Gallagher announced he was writing new material with Archer as well as other ex-Oasis members excluding his brother Noel, under the name Beady Eye. After two albums with Beady Eye, 2011's Different Gear, Still Speeding and 2013's BE, the band officially disbanded in October 2014. In 2017, Archer joined Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds as lead guitarist, thus reuniting with former Oasis member Noel Gallagher.
|Birth name:||Colin Murray Archer|
|Born:||December 7, 1966, Hunwick, County Durham, England|
|Genres:||Britpop, glam rock, alternative rock, indie rock, funk rock|
|Occupation(s):||Musician, songwriter, guitarist|
|Labels:||Creation, Big Brother|
|Associated acts:||The Edge, Beady Eye, Oasis, Heavy Stereo, Proud Mary, Paul Weller, Whirlpool, Ben and the Bends, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds|
|Twitter:||Gem Archer's Twitter profile|
About Gem Archer
Rhythm guitarist with the rock bands Oasis and Beady Eye who has worked with a wide variety of other groups.
He was a member of the 1980s group The Edge.
He collaborated with Trent Reznor on the Nine Inch Nails album With Teeth.
He attended Durham New College and Willington Parkside School.
He is a member of the band Oasis with Liam Gallagher.
Information related to Gem Archer
- Oasis (band) members
- Beady Eye members
- Britpop musicians
- Rhythm guitarists
- English rock guitarists