Born in Toronto, Ontario, Larnell Lewis was first introduced to drums in church at a very young age. This is where he began to learn to play a variety of styles including gospel music. He worked tirelessly to not only develop his understanding of rhythm, but also studied electric bass and piano to further his knowledge of the melodic and harmonic aspects of music making.
Larry Mullen Jr.
Larry Mullen is an instinctive drummer who, like the rest of U2, plays what comes naturally, directly from the heart.
Lukas started playing drums with 6 at a marching band. He performed early with rock- and punk bands as well as with a big-band and jazz-ensembles. After studying classical music at the J.J. Fux Conservatory in Graz he moved to Vienna to study jazz-drums at Michael Prowaznik, Björn Klein and Christian Mühlbacher.
Born in St. Louis Missouri USA, Mark had a strong desire for music (particularly drums) at 2 years of age. Singing and beating on everything in his mom’s house from pillows to pots and pans, it was clear that music was the way for him. Mark had his first opportunity to explore music at the age of 6 by playing drums at his home church.
Born in 1956 in New Haven, Connecticut, Mickey took up drums when he was 11 and played with local bands. His early inspirations ranged from Ringo Starr and John Bonham through to Chicago’s Danny Seraphine and – under the influence of his older brothers – the classic R’n’B of Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and James Brown.