In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Oasis’ landmark debut album Definitely Maybe, h Club London and The Archivist’s Gallery have announced an exhibition of previously unseen images taken by photographer Michael Spencer Jones.
The exhibition, which is being heavily promoted on the premise of never-before-seen images, is said to “allow visitors the chance to immerse themselves in the album artwork and give them access to behind the scenes photography and memorabilia from throughout the band’s career.”
The show, entitled Masterplan 25: The Oasis Photographs, will run from Friday 22nd November right up until Sunday 12th January 2020. It is a completely free of charge, non-ticketed event. Spencer Jones, who has been described as one of the UK’s most influential rock photographers, was the only photographer that was allowed access throughout most of Oasis’ career, accompanying them from their pre-fame days in 1993 to their milestone gig at Knebworth in 1996, and on through to the tours that accompanied the release of Be Here Now in 1997 and 1998.
Granted VIP access throughout the Oasis ride, from in-studio recording sessions, to the backstage dressing rooms and front row areas, Spencer Jones’ work offers an intimate insight into the band’s life in full. “I am delighted to be exhibiting my work with Oasis at h Club London, especially the shots and artefacts fans will never have seen before,” Michael Spencer Jones said. “Seen from the digital matrix in which we now live, Oasis were the last gasp of air in the analogue age; the last great rock ’n’ roll band before Zuckerberg, before iPhones and before the internet began to shape and control our lives.
“I hope this exhibition gives fans a chance to pause and reflect and look back upon a time when the face and image of Britain was being revolutionised from below.”