British Britpop Tribute Band

Hire a British Britpop Tribute Band across England, Scotland and Wales and have the UK’s best 90’s cover band perform superb chart hits. Wherever you are having a party in Britain be that Birmingham, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff you can have live music performed by Britpop Reunion at your event. Imagine having a whole night of British music from the 1990’s (and even before and after if you require) performed by the best professional musicians in the UK.  No matter what the size of your event we will put on a performance you’ll never forget with you singing and dancing along along to our entire set. Contact band leader/bass player Andy Starkey to check on price and availability to hire a live band for a British event.

British Britpop Tribute Band
British Britpop Tribute Band

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Having formed in 2014 Britpop Reunion know how to put on a superb live show with many years of previous experience. With vocals, guitars, drums and bass we reproduce the exact sounds of a 1990’s band during Cool Britannia and Brit Pop. Guitar based Indie Pop songs and 90’s hits for all the family to enjoy when Cool Britannia ruled the airwaves.

What about some none Britpop / 1990’s song too by artists like The Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Stereophonics, Florence + The Machine, Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs. If that’s what you’re after then we can play songs by these artists too. Just let us know what you require when you contact band leader Andy Starkey. 

Coronation Bank Holiday Band

Book a Coronation Bank Holiday Band for Monday 8th May 2023 just after the coronation of His Majesty The King on Saturday 6th May 2023. Have Britpop Reunion play British hits from bands like Blur, Oasis, Supergrass, Pulp and more and have a right good old British knees up. It really would be best if you get in touch with band leader Andy Starkey now to book and secure this date for your party. As it’s a highly sought after date for live music to help with the once in a lifetime celebration. Are you having a big party or a small party? It doesn’t matter to us we’ll put on the same superb live show for you. 

Coronation Bank Holiday Band
Coronation Bank Holiday Band

Hire a Coronation Bank Holiday Band


There’s only one coronation bank holiday on Monday the 8th of May 2023 and 90’s party band specialists Britpop Reunion can only perform at one venue. What’s better than having an extra day off work to celebrate the coronation of his majesty The King Charles the third. And spending it listening to a live British band? We’re not a band that put out multiple bands with multiple musicians at different locations. We are the band you see here. Four professional musicians with a passion for nineties indie pop. Big smiles and great tunes…and that’s just US! You’ll be singing and dancing along to every single song we’ll perform for you and your guests.

You already know all the words to Disco 2000 by Pulp “Your house was very small, with wood chip on the wall”. Also Wonderwall by Oasis “I said maybe, you’re gonna be the one that saves me”. Then what about this one “All the people, so many people. And they all go hand in hand, hand in hand through their Parklife”. Yeah, you know it makes sense to book a brit pop band for a British celebration.

All you need to do is contact Andy Starkey and advise where and when your party is taking place. Then he’ll email you back within 48 hours with a quote. It’s that simple. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Digsys Dinner Oasis Cover Version Video

Andy Starkey noticed something a little odd while scrolling through YouTube. He realised that since its release in 1994 no one had ever recorded a studio version of Digsys Dinner Oasis cover version video. Have a look for yourself, there really isn’t one. There are a few live versions by Oasis tribute bands and Oasis wedding bands. Also there are some Britpop acoustic versions but all of them are solo live covers. So as you’ll find no band has ever properly recorded Digsy’s Dinner as a full band in a studio and then shot a music video for it. Therefore Britpop Reunion the UK’s best Britpop & 90s tribute band meticulously recorded the audio and then shot the video you can watch below.  Contact Andy Starkey from Britpop Reunion to hire a 90’s band and check on price and availability. 



What album is Digsys Dinner Oasis Cover from?

Digsy’s Dinner is track number 9 from the Oasis debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’. Released in 1994 Definitely Maybe changed British musical history as a part of the 90’s Britpop movement.  With over 8 million worldwide sales it is usually overshadowed by the stellar follow up album (What’s The Story) Morning Glory which has over 22 million sales. But D.M. had all the unpolished glory of what was the beginning or “Noel Rock” with fantastic singles and all their equally as good B-sides. This is where the wall of guitars sound first started.


Digsy Peter Deary
Digsy Peter Deary

Who is Digsy from the song Digsy’s Dinner by Oasis?

Digsy’s real name is Peter Deary and he is a long time friend of Noel Gallagher. He is a Liverpudlian musician who during the 1990’s released four singles with his band Smaller. ‘God I Hate This Town’ , ‘Stray Dogs and Bin Bags’ and ‘Wasted’. Smaller’s fourth single ‘Is’ actually featured Noel Gallagher on guitar. An album entitled ‘Badly Badly’ was released in 1997 and a second album was recorded but never released. Peter Deary currently performs with his band The Sums and is often interviewed for Brit pop tv programs and podcasts.


Digsys Dinner Oasis Cover Version Video
Digsys Dinner Oasis Cover Version Video


What was the inspiration for Digsy’s Dinner?

According to Noel himself he was round at Peter ‘Digsy’ Deary’s house one day (Off their kegs) bashing around on the drums with Digsy singing crazily “Guess what I had for my tea, guess what I had for my tea. It was lasagne… was lasagne”. Noel went away and wrote a tune with the words “Lasagne” in asking Peter if it was OK for him to call it “Digsy’s Dinner”. Peter agreed “Go on son”. Later Peter regretted  this stating it was “The worst song Oasis has ever written, I f*cking hate it with a vengeance.”

Digsy loathed it so much that he wrote a song in retaliation called “Noels Nose”. Although Peter Deary does say that this song has gotten him drunk for free on many occasions. Due to the fact that people want to buy him rounds of drinks because his name is featured in the song title. What a nice night out eh 🙂 

What is Digsy like as a person?

Owen Morris was told that “Meeting Digsy is like opening a bag of monkeys”. Upon meeting him he agreed “and thats exactly what he’s like” Owen said. Whereas Noel Gallagher describes him as a “Funny, funny fella”.

Funny note: Digsy states that he “F*ckin hates the meal” (Lasagne).


digsy's dinner by oasis cover version
Digsy’s Dinner by Oasis cover version


Re-recording Digsys Dinner Oasis cover version.

Being the perfectionist that Britpop musician Andy Starkey is he first sat down and tried to work out every single instrument being played on the original. The bare minimum instruments are:

  • Lead vocal.
  • Electric guitar chords.
  • Electric guitar picking parts.
  • Acoustic guitar chords.
  • Bass guitar.
  • Drums – Kick, snare, hi-hats, high tom, low tom, ride and two crashes.
  • Piano / Fender Rhodes.
  • Tambourine.

General notes for tracking Digsys Dinner Oasis Cover

Although its states on the liner notes that Noel Gallagher sings backing vocals on the original they can’t be heard. Each guitar part would have been multi tracked recorded by Noel and Bonehead so our cover version’s guitar parts were recorded three times with different guitars and slightly different tones to achieve the Oasis Guitar Wall Of Sound too. Also vocals were recorded in three separate takes to add extra depth to them. On the original, Bonehead’s solo was played either on a honky tonk style piano or a Fender Rhodes….or both. So it was recorded the same on our cover version too.  The drum part is pretty easy to play with the same drum fill being performed throughout the song. Bass guitar was recorded with a 1994 Fender Precision and tambourine was recorded with a mid 90’s Liam Gallagher esque half moon tambourine.

Lyric notes:

The lyrics are pretty easy to remember as there are only two verses and one bridge section that are then just repeated again later on (Apart from the additional phrase “I Said”). This is true to form for Noel Gallagher lyrical writing style.

Guitar notes:

Noel Gallagher’s picked guitar parts were particularly hard to work out as they are buried so deep in the original mix. Andy and the members of Britpop Reunion spent a long time going through live versions and Oasis Demo’s from the mid 90’s on YouTube trying to work them out perfectly. But they just about managed it in the end as you’ll hear in our cover version.

Mixing notes:

The ‘Definitely Maybe’ version of Digsy’s Dinner really has a very poor mix. Don’t get us wrong it has a lot of life and fun in it, but it really is just a mush of noise. The demo version differs quite a bit with a lot more separation. This is no doubt due to that fact that there aren’t as many layered guitar parts. Britpop Reunion‘s cover version was mixed by expert sound engineer and friend of the band Russ Hollinshead from modern pop party band Luna Sounds. We decided to go for a modern style mix but still keeping some of the Oasis Wall Of Guitar sound and Noel Rock vibes.

Further musings 

The piano played by Bonehead (In the solo) is quite possibly being played all the way through Digsy’s Dinner as you can hear it again slightly once the song finishes plonking a few notes. You’d never know either way though due to where it sits in the mix behind all the many, many guitar parts.


Digsy's Diner
Digsy’s Diner


The Video Digsys Dinner Oasis Cover Version

Andy shot the video in and around Southampton and an a ferry to the Isle Of Wight. There was no budget so he just used camera gear he already owned. The video for the cover version was shot on a Canon 200D and utilised a Ronin S gimbal. Andy is seen playing his Oasis esque Epiphone EJ-200SCE acoustic guitar which is similar to Noel Gallagher’s Gibson J-150. 

Band members performing on the original Digsy’s Dinner include:

  • Liam Gallagher – Lead vocals, tambourine.
  • Noel Gallagher – Lead guitar, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar.
  • Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs – Rhythm guitar, piano, Fender Rhodes.
  • Paul “Guigsy” McGuigan – Bass guitar.
  • Tony McCarroll – Drums.
  • Producer Owen Morris at Clear Studios in Manchester, England

Who wrote Digsy’s Dinner?

Digsys Dinner was written by lead guitarist and main songwriter Noel Gallagher in Oasis. And “The Chief” himself is still playing this classic Oasis song live with his band Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds to this very day.

Singles from Definitely Maybe were in order of release :

  • Supersonic
  • Shakermaker
  • Live Forever
  • Cigarettes & Alcohol


Oasis Cover Song
Oasis Cover Song


How to play Digsy’s Dinner

Digsy’s Dinner chords.

There are two ways to play this Oasis song. You can either play it without a capo (Like the original Oasis version). Or with a capo which Noel Gallagher tends to do with his High Flying Birds band.

None capo version guitar chords for Digsy’s Dinner

Verse – A – C#7 – D – E – D – E – D7 – A

Bridge – F#m/C# – Asus2 – Bsus4ad2 – C#7

Capo version guitar chords for Digsy’s Dinner (Much easier for beginners) 

Verse – G – B7 – C – D – Cadd9 – D – C9 – G

Bridge – Em – G – Am7 – B7

Lyrics to Digsys Dinner by Oasis

What a life it would be,
If you could come to mine for tea.
I’ll pick you up at half past three,
We’ll have lasagne.

I’ll treat you like you’re a Queen,
I’ll give you strawberries and cream.
Then your friends will all go green,
For my lasagne.

These could be the best days of our lives.
But I don’t think we’ve been living very wise.
Oh no! No!

What a life it would be,
If you could come to mine for tea,
I’ll pick you up at half past three,
We’ll have lasagne.


These could be the best days of our lives,
But I don’t think we’ve been living very wise,
I said oh no! No!

What a life it would be,
If you could come to mine for tea,
I’ll pick you up at half past three,
We’ll have lasagne.

I’ll treat you like you’re a Queen,
I’ll give you strawberries and cream,
Then your friends will all go green, Then your friends will all go green,
Then your friends will all go green,
For my lasagne


How to play Digsy’s Dinner on acoustic guitar video by Andy Starkey


A part of Andy Starkey’s HOW TO video series teaching you hot to play guitar, here is how to play Digsy’s Dinner on acoustic guitar.


Further musings about Digsy’s Diner:

For many years Noel always got annoyed that people in USA and Canada would request he played ‘Digsy’s Diner” (Missing a letter ‘N’ and thus making it place you would sit down eat meals at). But many years later it was pointed out to him that the North American release of Definitely Maybe has the misspelling of Digsy’s Diner. So this is why fans from this part of the world have always pronounced it “Wrongly”.


digsys diner spelt wrongly north american release definitely maybe
Digsys Diner spelt wrongly on North American release of Definitely Maybe by Oasis

British 90s Band

Britpop Reunion‘ are a British 90s band like no other. No honestly we really are, just look over our website and you’ll soon see why. An amazing sounding band utilising the best of period instruments and amplifiers with the latest in sound reinforcement. Britpop Reunion dress exactly like a nineties band and perform with the swagger of a nineties band. We’ve got the 90’s perfected to the absolute minuscule degree for your live event. Head back to the 1990’s with us performing mega chart hits by Oasis, Blur, The Mavericks, The Verve, Pulp, Britney Spears, James, Supergrass and more from our 90’s tribute band repertoire. You can book ‘Britpop Reunion‘ for your wedding band, birthday party band, corporate event band, festival band and more. Hire a band throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Contact band leader Andy Starkey as soon as possible to check on price and availability for your event. We look forward to hearing from you.


British 90s Band
British 90s Band

Book a British 90s band who can prove why they’re worth booking.

We spend a lot of our time producing high end quality live videos of our performances. There is no other British 90’s band or Britpop tribute band out there doing what we do. A crummy “shot on a phone video with trashy audio”  is simply not good enough to ask you to part with your hard earned cash. All of our 1990’s band videos are professionally shot with high end cameras taking audio from our state of the art digital mixing desk. What you see and hear is exactly what we’re like live. Why settle for anything less?




As well as our amazing high energy performances you’ll get to see clients and guests reactions too. As far as Britpop musician Andy Starkey & his Britpop band are concerned thats what really counts. That YOU LOT are enjoying yourselves. It’s not about us at all, it’s all about you and your guests. Entertaining you every second of our perfromance is our number one priority as is your satisfaction.






Nineties Band Wedding Video

90’s themed weddings? We’ve got you covered. We’re experts in weddings. We perform at many, many weddings every single year and have many, many satisfied bride & groom customers. We’ll perform lots of classic indie songs by Britpop bands as well as fantastic 90’s chart pop music. 90’s band Britpop Reunion are the only professional nineties wedding band in the UK.



90s Birthday Party Video

Having a 90’s themed birthday party? No problemo. Again we do many, many 30th birthdays, 40th birthday parties, 50th birthday party band & 60th parties each year.



Corporate event band Video

Having a corporate dinner awards party, corporate event or conference? Yep, we perform at these too. You don’t always have to book a disco, soul or funk band playing 70’s music. Step forward two decades and book a British 90s band and hear all the best 90’s chart pop songs once again.



Book a Festival band

Of course we perform at festivals too. Festivals are some of the most fun we have on stage ourselves. Andy (Lead singer & bass player) loves whipping festival crowds up in a frenzy. He says “Most of the time I don’t even need to bother singing as the crowd are singing it back to me. I can just jump around enjoying them enjoying us”.




Book Britpop band ‘Britpop Reunion’ all over the UK, Europe and across the World. Or hire a British 90’s Band for a live event. Also contact us over on Facebook and let us know how we can help you with live entertainment.


90s Band
90s Band