Richard Oakes

Guitarist and Songwriter.
Born Oct 1, 1976

Richard Oakes is an English musician and songwriter, best known as the guitarist and occasional pianist and backing vocalist of the English band, Suede.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Richard Oakes.


1976 Birth Born on October 1, 1976.


1993 16 Years Old The first gig Oakes attended was one of Suede's at the Poole Arts Centre in May 1993. … Read More
1994 17 Years Old 1 More Event
At the age of 17, and after beating approximately five hundred candidates, Oakes officially joined Suede on 17 September 1994 (exactly 2 weeks before his 18th birthday).


2008 31 Years Old In 2008, singer, writer and producer Sean McGhee confirmed on his Myspace site that he and Oakes were working on new material together. … Read More
2010 33 Years Old Oakes joined his former bandmates for three UK Suede concerts in 2010, and it had since been announced on the band's resurrected web site that they will perform at London's O2 Arena in December, following festival appearances in Sweden, Hultsfredsfestivalen in July and Denmark and Norway in August, leading to speculation of a more permanent reformation.
2011 34 Years Old Their debut EP, "I Keep On Walking", was released on 23 May 2011, followed by a single, "Forever In Negative" on 25th June 2012. Their debut album, Become The One You Love, was released on 2nd July 2012. … Read More
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