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Wigan, United Kingdom (1989 – 1995, 1996 – 1999, 2007 – 2009)

The Verve (originally Verve) is an English band. The band was formed in 1989 at Winstanley College, Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, by vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bassist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. Simon Tong later became a member. The band originally split in 1995, but reunited in 1996 to great commercial success. They split once more in April 1999. The band reunited once more in June of 2007, but this reunion was short lived and the band split again in August 2009.

Beginning with a psychedelic sound indebted to and music, by the mid-1990s the band had released several EPs and two acclaimed records. They also endured name and lineup changes, breakups, health problems, drug abuse and various lawsuits. The band’s commercial breakthrough was Urban Hymns and its single Bittersweet Symphony, which became a massive worldwide hit.

Soon after this commercial peak, the band quit amid creative struggles within, and Ashcroft went onto a successful solo career. Tong briefly joined Blur as a replacement for Graham Coxon. It is rumored that Simon Jones did a studio album with Ari Pap of the Floor Monks called ‘Aint Nothing To It’ and was never released because they both had bigger projects going on at the time. Close family and friends assure us its a fabulous indie/rock/alternate album and they really wish it would have been released.


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  • zalaminhu


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  • JeraAn

    Веселье в комментах) Просто скажу лишний раз: Bitter Sweet Symphony и Lucky Man - это что-то неземное.

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • AngryGermanKid

    Nick The Master. Rick The Genius.

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • YurickNe

    Помню, первый раз услышал в жестоких играх, мелодия заела, но я не знал что за группа, а интернетов тогда еще почти не было, спасибо рекламе с смсками на коком то канале, откуда я узнал что это верв, как появился инет, сразу скачал... и тут понеслось, по сути первая группа с которой я начал слушать инди и бритпоп... короче просто суперская...

    4 Nov 2014 Reply
  • noblesoldiers

    Душевное музло, ничего не скажешь. На все века.

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
  • MackRaven

    Открыл для себя заново после прослушивания Urban Hymns. Re-discovered this group for myself after listening to the Urban Hymns.

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • InASafePlace

    Such a great band.

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
  • dropfromspace

    best in trip!

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Nekrovoor

    Storm in Heaven is incredible

    27 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Amrabart

    I miss these guys

    16 Sep 2014 Reply
  • senotfed

    ops são >faz uns 15 anos que curto a banda :) até hoje não deixou de ouvir minhas favoritas !\\\\o/

    8 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    Bitter Sweet Symphony ♥

    8 Sep 2014 Reply
  • jeff2007

    "one hit wonder" --- Listen to their first release, Verve EP.

    1 Sep 2014 Reply
  • perezhivem

    the Verve have always been popular in Russia. but now we have decided to grab this horn.

    26 Aug 2014 Reply
  • feelingsreal

    v More like a couple of Russians who like to have conversations on shoutboxes.

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • thedoseoftea

    wow, what's all that with asbuka? are Verve big in Russia these days?

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Nick14Orlov

    @frohn_jusciante начинали без Ника, потом он вернулся, и записывали они UH впятером его в конечном счёте.

    2 Aug 2014 Reply
  • perezhivem

    ну хз.на вкус и цвет товарища нет)

    2 Aug 2014 Reply
  • frohn_jusciante

    К слову, сольники Эшкрофта ужасны. На 3 альбома одна достойная песня нашлась. Успех The Verve это во многом заслуга Ника, а не непомерно раздутого эго Эшкрофта. Но что удивительно, UG писали как раз, без основного гитариста. Там, вроде, Саймон Тонг учавствовал.

    1 Aug 2014 Reply
  • perezhivem

    @Nick14Orlov прост хочу донести мысль-что когда берутся за сольное творчество,то бывает не так удачно.но Ричард молодчина.и вообще...над захватывать рупор Ричарда данными дискуссиями :3

    29 Jul 2014 Reply
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