Adam Clayton is the bass player in U2. He was born on 13 March 1960 in Oxfordshire, England before moving to Malahide, Co. Dublin in 1965. Adam met Larry Mullen, The Edge and Bono at Mount Temple School in 1978. U2 was formed soon after and their first album, Boy, was released in 1980. Acknowledged as one of the best live acts in the world, U2 have toured the globe countless times and released 14 studio albums with sales in excess of 157 million. The band have won numerous awards including 22 Grammys; an Oscar nomination and two Golden Globes in the Best Original Song category; as well as the Amnesty International, Ambassador of Conscience Award.
Several solo music projects throughout his career include recording with Robbie Robertson and Daniel Lanois on their albums and the re-recording of the theme to the 1996 film ‘Mission: Impossible’ with fellow band member Larry Mullen. Larry and Adam also joined members of REM to form the group, Automatic Baby, performing one time only, at MTV’s inaugural ball for Bill Clinton in 1993. Adam has written about contemporary art for British GQ and the role of art critic has seen him interview artists including Allen Jones, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jeff Koons and William Eggleston. In 2017, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences honoured Adam with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at MusiCares 13th annual MAP Fund Benefit Concert in recognition of his dedication to helping others with addiction recovery. Adam and his wife Mariana live in Dublin.