English alternative rock band from Oxford. Existed from 1993-2010, reformed in 2019 for live touring and a box set. Two members were originally part of [A=The Jennifers]. Gaz met Mick at a Harvester pub in Oxford where they both worked part time and got together with Danny to form the band. Gaz’s older brother was an ancillary member until officially being added in 2002.
When Mickey injured himself in 2008 the band went on a brief hiatus. Danny and Gaz performed as a duo called The Hot Rats doing cover versions of their favourite songs in their own style. Whilst Mickey was recovering Danny and Gaz also performed as Diamond Hoo Ha Men, playing favourite Supergrass songs, as well as songs that would be part of their 6th album. An abandoned 7th album when the band were at loggerheads that was recorded in 2009 has never seen the light of day.
All members also went on to have solo careers under their own name or as part of other bands with Gaz and Danny collaborating on each other’s solo outputs.
Supergrass are an English rock band formed in 1993 in Oxford. For the majority of the band's tenure, the line-up consisted of brothers Gaz (lead vocals, guitar) and Rob Coombes (keyboards), Mick Quinn (bass, backing vocals) and Danny Goffey (drums, backing vocals). Originally a three-piece, Rob Coombes officially joined the band in 2002. The band signed to Parlophone Records in 1994 and produced I Should Coco (1995), the best-selling debut album for the label since the Beatles' Please Please Me. Their first album's fourth single, "Alright", was an international hit. The band went on to release five albums: In It for the Money (1997), Supergrass (1999), Life on Other Planets (2002), Road to Rouen (2005) and Diamond Hoo Ha (2008), as well as a compilation called Supergrass Is 10 (2004). In August 2009, the band signed to Cooking Vinyl and began work on their seventh studio album, Release the Drones. The album remains unreleased and unfinished. On 12 April 2010, the band announced that they were splitting up due to musical and creative differences. The group disbanded after four farewell gigs, the final one at La Cigale, Paris, on 11 June 2010.The band reformed in 2019, initially to perform at Pilton Party followed by a "secret" gig at Oslo in Hackney, London. The band made their final appearance of their reunion to date with a performance in honour of Foo Fighters' recently deceased drummer Taylor Hawkins at his tribute concert, performing some of Hawkins' favourite songs from Supergrass's catalogue. Hawkins had previously expressed his love of the band, and had even made a cameo drum appearance at one of their concerts.