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Chris has been a huge fan of U2 ever since buying his first U2 album ‘The Joshua Tree’ back in the early 90’s and 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 p.a. and lighting, or being on the road with his own band. In due course he opened up his own rehearsal and recording studios in Coventry, but still never came into his element until following his heart and doing what he enjoyed the most -
In 2013 he joined up with the long-
But over the years that passed, the long distances between band members, together with differing opinions on the band’s direction, led Chris to take the very difficult decision to go his own way and seek a fresh start.
Finally, still ever in pursuit of his dream of setting up the most authentic sounding and mind grabbing show possible, he decided to take the reins and create a band from scratch, the band that was to become ‘The U2 Experience’…. and, with the help of his new fellow band mates, deliver the most mind-
Clive took up the bass in his early teens – he wanted to be in his older brother’s band but they already had two guitarists! Over the years he has performed in bands of many genres, playing both covers and original material, much of which he has written. His musical highs include opening for veteran rockers The Heavy Metal Kids, and fellow Brummies UB40.
Clive’s introduction to U2 came way back in May 1980 when he saw them perform at a club in his home city of Birmingham, where they were actually opening for his mate’s band. Impossible to believe now, but due to a bus strike that day U2 played to barely a dozen people, and at one point Bono joined Clive and the rest of the small audience to sing to the rest of the band back on the stage. Blown away by what he saw and heard, Clive left the venue that night with a sneaking suspicion that these four lads might go places …….
Fast forward to 2021, and when the role of Adam Clayton in The U2 Experience cropped up, Clive stepped forward and was immediately impressed by the whole set-
(Clive uses Fender, Gibson and custom basses, and Ashdown amplification.)
s has been a huge 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 on 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… being part of a U2 tribute.
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 a band from scratch that was to be ‘The U2 Experience’…. And with the help of his new fellow band mates, create the most mind blowing shows for their audiences all around….
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U2 became one of John’s favourite bands from an impressionable age while he was learning to play the guitar and, inevitably, they became one of his biggest influences.
Playing in original and covers bands over the past fifteen years, including more recently a Jimi Hendrix tribute band, John has now returned to his roots.
After having a chat with Chris (Bono) one day and discovering that he was looking for musicians to form a U2 tribute band, John didn’t waste any time in expressing interest in being the lucky soul to play through the brilliantly fine-
Being a part of The U2 Experience puts John firmly in his element, with his love for rocking out with a massive sound and putting on a spectacular show for the audience.
It was “all because of U2” that Jonny P took up the drums. At the age of fifteen he heard his first U2 song and decided that he wanted to play drums, and play them like Larry Mullen Jnr! By the age of eighteen he was playing in a rock standards covers band, and thereafter in an outfit playing original material. However, the Larry influence never left him, especially as U2 had become his favourite band of all time.
A long break from drumming came to an end during lockdown when, with time on his hands, Jonny P reached for the sticks once more and dusted off the kit. Eventually he spotted an advert for “Larry Mullen wanted” and was there like a shot. With U2 running through his veins and out into his sticks, Jonny P gives The U2 Experience its precise and thunderous heartbeat.
Do you miss U2….?
Then make sure you don’t miss The U2 Experience….
Four outstanding and highly experienced musicians united by a common passion – their love of the music of the legendary U2 across the decades – have joined forces to deliver a breath-
Based at their own recording studios in The Midlands, and therefore centrally placed to travel to any corner of the UK and beyond, the band are acclaimed for their attention to detail and the authenticity of their sound, and indeed have been described as the most authentic sounding tribute to U2 anywhere in the UK, and possibly the world.
Faithfully recreating U2’s plethora of hit singles spanning the years, but also a wide selection of their best loved album tracks and live recordings, The U2 Experience are much more than a “greatest hits” band, and will thrill the most ardent and discerning of U2 fans, as is clearly demonstrated by their reviews.
The U2 Experience show is enhanced with sequenced lighting, backdrop visuals and special effects to complement the stage and audio experience, all combining to deliver a simple message – if the real U2 aren’t available, go for The U2 Experience!
The band are fully self-
So if you miss U2, get the experience -
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