My name is Michael, I'm 21 and I'm from Belfast, Northern Ireland. I've studied English at university in the past and now I study Music performance. I have played drums for 11 years and guitar for about 6 years. I have been a U2 fan since 2007. They were one of the first proper bands I ever got into and I got to know them because my Dad has been a fan since around 1981 and already had all their main studio albums. i was very young and quickly became obsessed and started to collect their B-sides and listen to some live bootlegs. I have seen U2 live once at Croke Park 24/07/2009. I listen to tons more music alongside U2 (for about 6 years I didn't listen to much U2 as I was discovering all the other great music that's out there). I love garage rock, rhythm and blues, psychedelia, art rock, glam rock, hard rock, folk rock, grunge, Britpop, shoegaze, 80s indie pop, jangle pop, 70s and 80s punk, post-punk, new wave, garage rock, electronic/synthpop, disco, soul, experimental, lo-fi and even a little bit of modern pop and bits and pieces of hip hop and even jazz too. I think the 60s-90s was an absolute golden age for music though that doesn't mean that there isn't great music around at the minute. Sometimes you just have to look for it.