“Only U2 does U2 better” is the mantra of four fans who got together with the goal of saving one St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Out of Control’s quest for accuracy, excitement, and attention to detail in live renditions of tunes from Boy to Songs of Experience, and from The Joshua Tree, ZooTV and Vertigo tours, is unparalleled. Twenty plus years of experience (in the U.S., South America, and Europe) in tribute bands, as well as other professional musical settings, is used to portray the musical and visual output of four lads from Dublin.
Out of Control derives its name from U2’s first single, which was written on Bono’s 18th birthday. The band is available for festivals, theater and stadium shows, clubs, group and private parties, casinos, and corporate events. Click here to inquire about booking Out of Control.
Count on Out of Control to play stadium anthems such as “Pride,” “Where the Streets Have No Name,” and “Sunday, Bloody Sunday,” classics like “I Will Follow” and “Gloria,” and new songs like “Red Flag Day,” “Vertigo,” and “Beautiful Day.” Die-hards deserve their share too: “One Tree Hill” and “Acrobat” may be some of our choices, but the band likes to keep it unpredictable. If it is not on our set list, YOU CAN VOTE here for your favorite U2 song.
Unless the creative geniuses we all admire decide to do another U.S. tour, you will not find a band that plays U2 songs with more passion and authenticity on this side of the Atlantic than Out of Control.
Geoff (as Bono)
Geoff started singing and playing guitar in bars and coffee shops in the Florida panhandle while serving in the U.S. Air Force. After completing his service, he moved to Atlanta and started his own band where he sang, played guitar, and wrote all of the music. Then life happened and he hung everything up for over 10 years. The performing bug bit him again in 2015 when he became the lead singer of an 80’s cover band. Now, instead of performing a wide array of songs, Geoff puts everything into channeling the person who he thinks is the greatest rock singer of all time, Bono. He hopes everyone who sees Out of Control perform appreciates the passion, dedication, and professionalism of the entire band.
Pablo (as The Edge)
Pablo started to listen to U2 when he was just a kid. His brother, a teenager back in the 80’s, was just discovering the Irish band back in those days and Pablo would listen to them with him. At the age of 11, his father gave him his first guitar: a Sunburst Stratocaster. Since then, he hasn’t stopped playing music. Fascinated by the delay, he took The Edge’s tunes as his musical challenge. Pablo has more than 15 years of experience replicating the complex sound of The Edge in different countries and venues.
Steve (as Adam Clayton)
Steve’s musical roots began in Southern California. His mother was a classical pianist and after a couple of years of piano lessons early in his childhood, Steve took up guitar. His older brother was a guitar player in a local southern rock band and an early mentor. He encouraged Steve to take up bass as it was more in demand at the time. Steve started gigging seriously in the Washington, DC area when he was in his early twenties. Steve has played guitar and bass with numerous original and cover bands in DC and Atlanta with genres that include southern rock, 80’s metal, rockabilly, new wave, 90’s alternative, new country, and jazz-rock. Steve has been a huge U2 fan from the onset.
Dom (as Larry Mullen Jr.)
Dom’s first vinyl and first concert were The Joshua Tree and ZooTV Tour, respectively. Hence, his involvement is probably not an accident. Upon seeing the Rattle and Hum movie, he wanted to play music and be in a band. A guitar was the first choice. However, while at a local band practice, a drum kit was available for 20 minutes and Dom never looked back. Down the road, influences like Vinnie Colaiuta, Danny Carey, Dave Weckl, and John Bonham motivated him to improve and take on different projects/genres and studio session work in the United States and Europe. In each Out of Control show, the goal is to perfectly channel his first inspiration, Larry Mullen Jr.