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Unless you are an oasis, your family is the backbone that supports you in your life’s journey. In music business it is also the same case.

Let’s take a look at five rock groups throughout the years that had brothers in the line up with the help of Evan Sawdey, the Yordbarker writer.


Guy and Howard Lawrence of the British dance-pop duo Disclosure visit at Music Choice on Aug. 11, 2015 in New York City.

Mixing a love of classic soul and modern hip- and trip-hop, the English brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence have managed to reshape the modern electronica conversation in a very short amount of time, largely due to the massive critical success of their 2013 debut album “Settle.”

Frequently collaborating with their friend Sam Smith, the duo’s tight song structures and colorful instrumentation has provided a more stately, refined form of dance music in these increasingly-EDM times, all of which may come from their parents, who were both musicians themselves.

2.The Bee Gees

The Bee Gees are Songwriters & R&R HOF Inductees. Source: @dvesean

For Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb, these brothers born from the Isle of Man had been trying various configurations of singing and performing together ever since they were teenagers.

Initially starting as a folk group, their sound changed with the times, eventually producing that iconic soundtrack to the decade-defining disco film “Saturday Night Fever.”

They wrote and produced all of their mega-hits off of that 16-million seller, but also wrote and produced for other artists on the record like Tavares and Yvonne Elliman. That album eventually netted them the Album of the Year Grammy.

3. Oasis

Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991

You can’t have a talk about brothers in rock bands without mentioning the most infamous set in history. Working class lads with a deep Beatles obsession, Lian Gallagher was the sneering vocalist while Noel wrote all the iconic songs, eventually molding Liam and the rest of the band into standout songwriters themselves.

Yet rampant egos, ill-advised pranks, and constant sniping at each other’s talents lead to Oasis’ untimely demise in 2009 after conquering much of the U.K. charts for nearly two decades.

4. Radiohead

Radiohead are an English rock band formed in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, in 1985.

The wonderful thing about The Most Important Working Rock Band Today is that although Thom Yorke is the frontman, the group works because every single member is a talented multi-instrumentalist in their own right, capable of pushing their songs into increasingly-challenging new territories.

Part of that creative passion stems from the work of brothers Jonny and Colin Greenwood. Colin, the eldest, uses samplers and keyboards but is best known as the group’s bassist. Jonny, meanwhile, is one of the most progressive guitarists of his generation, and also has taken his hand at scoring films as well, crafting the soundtracks for “There Will Be Blood” and “Phantom Thread” — the latter of which netted young Jonny his first-ever Oscar nomination.




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