William John Paul "Liam" Gallagher (born 21 September 1972) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He is best known as the lead vocalist and frontman of the rock band Oasis; his brother Noel Gallagher assumed increasing lead vocal duties as the group's career progressed. He has recently fronted the band Beady Eye with ex-Oasis members. Gallagher's erratic behaviour, distinctive singing style, and abrasive attitude have been the subject of commentary in the press. He remains one of the most recognisable figures in modern British music.