Bugzy supported Liam at Lancashire County Cricket Club on August 18, Gallagher’s last UK show of his ‘As You Were‘ tour.
The grime star – real name Aaron Davis – spoke to the Manchester Evening News before his set: “I first met Liam at the Brit Awards this year; his sons are big fans of my music. It was really nice of him to ask me to do this gig. Liam keeps it truthful; and some people in this industry are scared of the truth. I can really relate to that.”
Liam recently announced that he wants his youngest son Gene to “bring grime into rock’n’roll”.
Speaking to The Streets‘ Mike Skinner and Manchester Murkage Dave on their Spotify podcast, In The Third Person, Gallagher said: “Gene was into Arctic Monkeys big style and that, but now he’s fucking flipped. It’s all J Hus and Dave and all that, and every time we go out it’s all that stuff going on, which I know nothing about.”
Bugzy had already established a relationship with another Gallagher – last year he got permission from Noel to quote lyrics from the band’s classic hit ‘Wonderwall’.
In his 2017 track ‘Memory Lane’, he raps: “Today is gonna be the day that they’re gonna throw it back to you / By now you should’ve somehow realised what you’re not to do / I don’t believe that anybody / I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now.”
The accompanying video also paid tribute to the original ‘Wonderwall’ visuals.
Bugzy Malone headlines Mayfield Depot on Thursday 8 & Friday 9 November. His debut album B. Inspired is out now.