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Chris has been a big fan of U2 ever since buying his first U2 album ‘The Joshua Tree’ back in the early 90’s listening to Bono’s ripping vocals on songs like ‘With or without you’.
He has been involved in the music industry since his late teens, either behind the scenes with the Stage, lighting, Pa or being on the road with his own band. In more recent years he opened up his own Rehearsal Studios in Coventry. But still he never came into his element until he set his heart on doing what he enjoyed most,… singing U2.
In 2013 he joined up with the longtime running ‘Rattle and Hum’ U2 tribute based up North and the band took off from the go, being quoted by some as ‘The best U2 tribute they’d ever seen!’.
But over the year that past and the extremely long distances between members and with some differences in directions of what they thought the band needed to take. Chris in the end made the very difficult decision to leave the band and go out on his own way seeking new fresh start.
Finally, still ever in pursuit of his dream of setting up the most authentic sounding and mind grabbing show, he decided to take the reigns and create his own band, U2-
Paul is a massive u2 fan ever since he first saw the video of them play live at red rocks whilst visiting cousins in Johannesburg. Paul was an instant fan.he then saved up enough pocket money to go out and buy the war album as this was the only u2 record available in the small town he lived in the free state South Africa. Paul then moved to the UK eventually and has lived here ever since. He first saw U2 play live on the zoo tv tour back in 1993 which incidentally was his first ever gig. It was the best gig i have ever been to to date. Paul has seen u2 5 times since. Paul's love for the bass started at the age of 12 and because he loved u2 so much he started learning the songs and eventually learned all of u2s back catalogue. After being in many origional bands paul got fed up with the music scene and had a break from playing in bands for 4 years until one day saw an add for an tribute band. The ad was as follows u2 tribute band seeks Adam. Seeing the add made paul very interested and soon he was auditioning for the part and was successful. Paul has since played u2 music as Adam Clayton . His attention to detail is second to none and regarding tone and accuracy you couldnt get closer to Adam if you tried. .........
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U2 soon became one of Johns favourite bands from an impressionable age while learning to play the guitar and inevitably, they became one of his biggest influences. Playing in original and covers bands over the past 15 years, including more recently a Jimi Hendrix tribute band, John has came back to his roots. After having a chat with Chris (Bono) one day and learning that he was looking for musicians for a U2 tribute band, John didn't waste any time in expressing interest in being the lucky soul playing through the brilliantly fine tuned and accurate guitar rig that Chris had built, "its even better than the real thing" John was once quoted saying. Being a part of the U2-
puts John in his element with his love for rocking out with a big sound and putting on a great show.
Gordon’s drumming technique was developed and nurtured in the early days with the Coventry Core of drums from the age of 5. His style of drumming is as close to Larry Mullen’s as you can get given he now has over 40 years experience and like Larry, Gordon was taught the basic rudiments on a snare drum in a marching band which developed over time onto the full kit he now plays.
Having had some early success in his music career he opted out of the scene altogether to concentrate on his family. Gordon recently re-
The visual look of his replica kit, the accuracy of his playing combined with the big sound he creates makes you believe “Larry Mullen Junior” himself is actually sitting behind the kit driving the timeless classics time and time again.