Gary Powell's career has spanned over 15 years of performing music as diverse as concert band, to alternative rock and roll, culminating in a career as the drummer for The Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things, The New York Dolls.
Born in Reykjavik, Iceland. As a child Gulli started banging on pots and pans on the kitchen floor of the family home in Reykjavik. Played guitar for two years and sang in a school band until the original drummer got sick and was forced to leave his chair. Practiced drums in the loft of the Briem family residence, while playing in high school bands and musicals, where he met Johann Asmundsson a co-founding member of Mezzoforte (1977). The pair soon met Eythor Gunnarsson and Fridrik Karlsson in a Reykjavik music store, where Fridrik sold guitars. Recorded and toured with the band internationally from 1982. Their first big worldwide success with the group was in 1983 with the U.K. dance funk hit "Garden Party" and the Surprise, Surprise album. Mezzoforte has been nominated five times as the drummer of the year in Iceland.
A thriving, pulsing, ball of energy channeled through creative genius and restless ambition. Jamire Williams is an innovator. A mad scientist. A world-renowned musician, producer and bandleader.
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 est un batteur instinctif qui, comme les autres membres du groupe, joue naturellement et privilégie le feeling. Il n'a jamais alourdi les chansons de U2 avec des parties de batterie surchargées. Quand U2 a signé son premier hit international dans les années 80, Larry avait déjà un style affirmé malgré son jeune âge.
Dès sa prestation sur l'album de Peter Gabriel 'So' (1986), Manu Katché a introduit une nouvelle manière de jouer, mêlant les influences des percussions à un groove reconnaissable parmi des milliers. Manu a rapidement acquis une notoriété internationale qui lui a valu de travailler avec les artistes les plus reconnus.