Welcome to Our Website!
U2 Tribute Rattle and Hum are a UK leading U2 tribute band.Although originally based in Burnley Lancashire Andy the bass player is now the only Burnley based member. Chris the singer lives in Coventry and Jules and Dean hail from the "Steel City" of Sheffield.
We pride ourselves in recreating the experience of being at a real U2 gig.Hours of investment in terms of time and a lot of cash has gone in to equipment so we can create the sound and looks of the real U2.
This site will be updated weekly, with News, Info and Gigs so have a look and better still, SEE US LIVE!
We would like to thank our families, friends and fans for their continued support so far.
Remember to keep checking the site for updates on all the latest band news and gig updates.
The History – The band was formed by a chance meeting on Boxing Day 2003 at a RAID gig in the Craven Heifer Burnley. Andy (from RAID) and Nick a member of another local band, The StrawDogs, discussed their love of U2 and the guitar playing of the Edge.
So, the original line up was Andy and Ian from RAID, Nick and Gary from
The StrawDogs. After a short while Ian left and the boys were forced to advertise for a Larry Mullen Jr. FAST Eddie Rayner answered the advert in The Loot and the stage was set.
The band rehearsed 2/3 nights a week for 6 months in 2004,the biggest challenge was getting that unique U2 sound.
Andy and Eddie provided the driving beat for Nick to layer the Edge’s guitar too and with Gary being the 2nd best frontman in the world (after Bono) the boys started to play Rock and Roll. The first gig was 26th November 2004 at the Coaching House Burnley and the rest is history..
After two years and nearly 100 gigs the final member of the line-up joined the boys late 2006. After being one of the crowd, he now stands out from the crowd.
Craig joined as the sound engineer. Our very own Joe o’herilley.
In October 2007 Nick was diagnoised with Spinal Cancer and sadly passed away in February 2008, he will be always remembered for his outstanding contribution to the band and will always be in our music.
Jules Hall was recruited from U2 tribute band Elevation to play the EDGE.After only one two hour rehersal Jules did his first gig the day after an amazing feat....Thanks to Jules we are able to continue with the band.
In Novemember 2010 "Fast Eddie" deceided to leave the band, he and his family planned to move to Sweden. David Horner joined the band to become the fourth man to drive the band.
David hails from Burnley and has previously played in a variety of local bands.
The band decided to take a break in April 2011,after Gary wanted to pursue other musical interests.Andy and Jules were always looking to continue with the band as they are the real U2 fans. Jules eventually had contact from Chris Field who is based in Coventry and had been trying for years to get a U2 tribute band going. Jules and Chris formed a close bond even though the distance could have been an issue .The band still needed a drummer and Jules made a chance call to Dean Bush another U2 fanatic and fantastic drummer whom Jules knew from his past on the Sheffield music Scene, Dean played in a successful U2 tribute previously Achtung Baby but had taken a break from music. Dean jumped at the chance .
So here we are today in 2013 with half a new line-up and all big U2 fans, the band sleeping Giant awakes Rattle and Hum will be performing at a venue near you very soon………….
Special thanks to all our families who put up with us doing this at weekends when we all have normal day jobs during the week.
Rattle and Hum are available to play anywhere in the world at music venues, festivals, pubs, corporate events, private parties/functions and certain charity events.
We also provide the PA sound system, Lighting Rig and Backdrop should you need it.
- 4000W QSC K-Series - x2 K12 & x2 KSub (FOH Pa system)
- 1000w QSC K-series K10 (monitor)
- X32 Midas/Behringer digital desk with S-16 digital multicore interface
- Wireless Shure mic
- Wireless Shure IEM
If you know of any venue that may be suitable for us to play please leave the details via the contact the band section.
- // A great night at The Talbot - 19.11.2013
- WOW Saturday we couldn't have dreamed of the reception we got in Burnley at The Talbot
- // Back on the road again......... - 30.07.2013
- It is has been a few months now since our last update, We apologize to all our fans and followers alike for the lack of communication
- // Our New Promo Video - 03.03.2013
- Check out our new promo video for 2013. Please highlight the link right click and open link below :- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Igf_k8D6ro