TheEdge, whose real name is David Evans, is the lead guitarist for the rock band U2. A member of the band since its formation in 1976, he also plays keyboards and is a backing vocalist. As well as recording with U2, The Edge has also recorded a solo record.
David Howell Evans was born in Barking, Essex, England in 1961. When he was an infant his family moved to Dublin, Ireland where he grew up. He was educated at St Andrew’s National School and at Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Clontarf, Dublin.
Interested in music from a young age, Evans responded to a notice in Mount Temple looking for musicians to form a band. The band, which came to be called U2, eventually consisted of four members: Paul ‘Bono’ Hewson, Dave ‘The Edge’ Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen who had posted the notice.
U2 went on to become a top international band. To date the band has released thirteen studio albums. They have sold over 150 million records worldwide and are ranked one on the best-selling bands in the world. The band has won 22 Grammy Awards. Apart from his work with U2, The Edge has recorded with numerous other artists and is involved in several philanthropic activities. On April 29th 2016 he became the first rock artist in history to perform in the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
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