Hailing from darkest, deepest Sheffield Jules has been a guitar player for over 25 years and a U2 fan for over 30 years.
His first introduction to the Irish band was watching Live Aid back in 1985, the obsession gradually grew from there and he's since attended many U2 concerts around Europe including Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds, London, Prague, Paris, Madrid, Slane Castle and Glastonbury.
Jules' first guitar was a 21st birthday present and he's been playing ever since. His musical career began when he was living down in London. 'Dues' were paid in various covers bands in and around London before the *ELEVATION* U2 Tribute was founded. When the band had finally called it a day in 2006 they had played venues across the south-east of England and also completed 2 multiple-date tours of Finland.
Next up was a 4-year spell in the Burnley based Rattle and Hum U2 Tribute. From small pub gigs and weddings to venues such as Liverpool's O2 Academy, over 2,000 people at The Ritz in Manchester and a spectacular show at The Printworks for the promotion of the 'U2-3D' film release.
Most recently founding the Just Bono & Edge U2 Tribute Duo - pleasing crowds across the north of England before the playing with the legendary U2-2 band.
Guitars: Fender Stratocaster, "Black on Black" with custom maple neck - as used by Edge on Under a Blood Red Sky film
ESP Stratocaster, Sunburst
Les Paul Gold-Top - As used by Edge since the Popmart tour
Sunburst ES-335 (for studio use)
Turner Jumbo Electro-Acoustic
VOX AC-30 - as used by the Edge on practically every album and tour
Fractal Audio Axe ii plus various effects racks and pedals to re-create 'The Edge Magic Sound'
Favourite U2 song: Ultraviolet (light my way)
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