Manchester band OASIS has been voted Manchester’s favourite band in a poll by listeners of XS Manchester.
Over 40,000 votes were cast online in June, counting down to the XS Manchester Music Cup Final on June 29.
Oasis had eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums. They have won 17 NME Awards, nine Q Awards, four MTV Europe Music Awards and six Brit Awards, including one in 2007 for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
Clint Boon, XS Manchester Drive Presenter and former Inspiral Carpets member, said: “I’m chuffed the Inspiral Carpets did so well in the Manchester Music Cup. I think Oasis winning the competition was a rightful result. They grabbed the baton and took things to another level. They’ve probably sold more records than any other Manchester band and inspired more kids to pick up a guitar and start a band than any other British group since the Beatles.”
16 Manchester bands battled it out online over four weeks with listeners narrowing it down to Oasis and James, with James shocking the public by reaching the Quarter Finals ahead of The Smiths.
The final eight teams were selected by XS Manchester’s Mike Joyce, Clint Boon and Jim Salveson.
Oasis, The Stone Roses, The Slow Readers Club and James made it through to the Semi Final with 10,000 total votes cast to send James and Oasis through to the final.
Over 11,000 votes were cast making Oasis the 2018 XS Manchester Music Cup Winners.
Matt White, XS Manchester Programme Controller said: “Our listeners love Oasis and to see them win the XS Manchester Music Cup is fantastic for our listeners.”