Dik Evans

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Dik Evans
Dik Evans holding a guitar in front of a microphone stand
Dik Evans playing at Gavin Friday's performance at the Olympia in Dublin, Ireland, 29 November 2011
Background information
Birth name Richard G. Evans
Born 1950s
Barking, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Origin County Dublin, Ireland
Genres Art rock, post-punk, gothic rock, alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1976–present
Associated acts The Virgin Prunes, The Screech Owls, U2

Richard G. "Dik" (also "Dick") Evans is a musician best known as a founder of the band The Virgin Prunes.

Early life[edit]

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.[1]

Career[edit]

Evans played guitar in Feedback and The Hype, the earlier incarnations of U2, along with his brother but left the band in 1978.[2][3]

He was later a founding member of Dublin-based band The Virgin Prunes[4] and their guitarist from 1977 to 1984.[5] He co-founded the band The Kid Sisters, later known as The Screech Owls, along with the American musician Deborah "Debbie" Schow.[6]

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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "On the Edge of Success". U2 Magazine No. 3. 1 May 1982. Retrieved 6 November 2007. 
  2. ^ "Irish Rock Discography: U2". Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Kuhn, Laura Diane, ed. (2001). Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (9th ed.). 
  4. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Virgin Prunes". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Dik Evans". Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Irish Rock Discography: The Screech Owls". Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "On The Nature Of Electricity & Acoustics". Retrieved 15 September 2013.