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Dik Evans

Dik Evans Irish alternative rock guitarist, early U2 member

Irish alternative rock guitarist, early U2 member
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Intro Irish alternative rock guitarist, early U2 member
A.K.A. Dick Evans, Richard G. Evans, Richard Evans
Is Musician Guitarist
From Ireland
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 1957, Barking, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Greater London, England
Age: 63 years
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Richard G. "Dik" (also "Dick") Evans (born 1957) is a musician best known as a founder of the band The Virgin Prunes and an early member of U2.

Early life

Evans was born in England to Welsh parents. At a young age, the family moved to Ireland. He is the older brother of David "The Edge" Evans, guitarist for rock band U2.

He first began to learn how to play guitar with an acoustic guitar bought by his brother, which the two shared.


Evans played guitar in Feedback and The Hype, the earlier incarnations of U2, along with his brother but left the band in 1978.

He was later a founding member of Dublin-based band The Virgin Prunes and their guitarist from 1977 to 1984. He co-founded the band The Kid Sisters, later known as The Screech Owls, along with the American musician Deborah "Debbie" Schow.

Recent solo work includes contributions to Snakes & Ladders - A Festival of New Irish Music, curated by composer and former Virgin Prunes' band member, Daniel Figgis.

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