List of famous guitarists born who were born in Greater Manchester, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Greater Manchester are legends in the music world, each with their own innovative styles of play. If you play guitar, whether acoustic or electric, then these famous Greater Manchester guitar players should be people you look up to. These are some of the best guitarists that have ever picked up the instrument, and whether they play rock, blues, metal or folk, these men and women are considered legends.
List features Noel Gallagher, Johnny Marr and more.This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Greater Manchester?" and "Who are famous Greater Manchester guitarists?"
Noel Thomas David Gallagher is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the rock band Oasis. Raised in Burnage, Manchester, Gallagher began learning guitar at the age of thirteen. After a series of odd jobs in construction, he worked for local Manchester band Inspiral Carpets as a roadie and technician in 1988. Whilst touring with them, he learned that his brother Liam Gallagher had formed a band of his own, known as the Rain, which eventually took on the name Oasis. After Gallagher returned to England, he was invited by his brother to join Oasis as songwriter and guitarist. Oasis' debut album, Definitely ...more
Birthplace: Longsight, United Kingdom
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Johnny Marr is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He was co-songwriter – with Morrissey – and, from 1982–1987, guitarist of The Smiths, an English rock band formed in Manchester. Critics have called them the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s. Q magazine's Simon Goddard argued in 2007 that the Smiths were "the most influential British guitar group of the decade" and the "first indie outsiders to achieve mainstream success on their own terms". The NME named The Smiths the "most influential artist ever" in a 2002 poll, even topping The Beatles. Marr has also been a member of Electronic, an alternative dance supergroup ...more
Birthplace: Ardwick, United Kingdomsee more on Johnny Marr
Bernard Edward Sumner, also known as Bernard Dickin, Bernard Dicken and Bernard Albrecht, is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He was a member of Joy Division and is currently the lead vocalist and guitarist of New Order. He has also recorded with Johnny Marr as Electronic and was the lead vocalist of the band. ...more
Nationality: United Kingdom
Birthplace: Manchester, United Kingdomsee more on Bernard Sumner
Daniel Alan David "Danny" Jones is an English musician who is one of the lead vocalists and guitarists for pop-rock band McFly. Jones' fellow band members are Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter, and Harry Judd. Jones is married to former Miss England, Georgia Horsley. They married in Georgia's home town Malton, North Yorkshire on August 2, 2014. ...more
Nationality: United Kingdom
Birthplace: Bolton, United Kingdom
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