Suede reunion line-up confirmed

Band line-up for one-off London gig revealed

Suede‘s line-up for their forthcoming one-off London gig at the Royal Albert Hall will not include guitarist Bernard Butler, it has been confirmed.

The reuniting band’s line-up, their spokesperson told NME.COM, will include frontman Brett Anderson, bassist Mat Osman, drummer Simon Gilbert, guitarist Richard Oakes and keyboard player Neil Codling. That line-up worked together on two Suede albums – 1996’s ‘Coming Up’ and 1999’s ‘Head Music’.

Codling left in 2000, and the remaining members made one more album together – 2002’s ‘A New Morning’.


The gig will be part of a forthcoming gig series for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity, with a date still to be finalised for the show.

Suede split in 2003, with Anderson and Butler subsequently reuniting to form new band The Tears. Butler has since carved a successful career as a producer, working on albums for acts including Duffy and Kate Nash.