The Enemy's Andy Hopkins can't wait for Liam Gallagher's solo album and for the former Oasis frontman to prove to everyone he is one of the "greatest rock 'n' roll" singers of all time.
The bassist and his bandmates - frontman Tom Clarke and drummer Liam Watts - supported Liam and his brother Noel Gallagher on tour on numerous occasions and became friends with the now warring-siblings.
Andy was disappointed to see the end of Oasis in 2009 and was also sad to see Liam's next band Beady Eye dissolve in 2014.
The outspoken hellraiser has now signed a deal with Warner Bros Records UK to release his first solo LP next year and Andy is excited to hear the 'D'You Know What I Mean?' hitmaker's songs and show the world he isn't stuck in Noel's shadow.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, the musician said: "I'll be glad to see Liam put his name in lights. Noel may have written the songs in Oasis but Liam was the town crier and in that band he absolutely crushed it. Liam and Noel defined a generation and Liam has one of the best rock 'n' roll voices of all time, he's up there with the greatest. He's had enough time out and I'm sure he's worked out who his mates are.
"He has so much to offer, remember that track he did with Death In Vegas a few years back, 'Scorpio Rising', that was unbelievable. What I don't want is Liam to become a pastiche of himself and I'm sure he won't because he's too intelligent for that. I want to go out there and get back on stage and show everyone that he is the boss, because he is, Liam is an amazing talent. Noel has done it as a solo artist, don't tell me Liam can't. His voice is so good and he should show people how good he is. We got to know him and he's a top bloke and a real gentleman. Liam is one of the few people who I've met in the music business who has a glow, he has a presence. When he walks in a room you know he's there, he's proper mate."