Jason James Thiesen as Bono
Jason James Thiesen as Bono
Email Jason at: jason@u2lavation.com

Jason started his “musical journey” at the age of 8 behind a set of vintage Ludwig drums to which he couldn’t even reach the pedals. In 1987, his senior year of High School, he fell in love with U2 when The Joshua Tree album was released. He began learning to sing by listening and singing along to Bono’s unique vocals.

At 20, Jason was asked to step out from behind the drums and in front of the microphone by the members of their first real band, “Seconds Out”. His uncanny vocal similarity to Bono was obvious from the start. In the mid 90’s, he fronted the pop-turned-grunge band “Fear is Fatal”. Even while singing grunge, Jason was told he sounded like Bono. In the words of one fan, “
Dude! You sound like Bono singing with Pearl Jam!” “Fear is Fatal” realized marginal success, being signed to an indie label connected to Interscope Records. Though a single was released, they disbanded the band in May of 1997.

In September of 2002 Jason joined two other hardcore U2 fans to form the original band “EXIT-3”. Because many of their rehearsals were spent jamming U2 songs for fun, they decided to start a U2 Tribute Band. Jason spent the next seven years as Bono in that band, playing all over Southern California and Las Vegas.

In June of 2010, after departing his long time U2 Tribute Band and convinced his Bono Impersonation days were over, Jason declined several offers to join other U2 Tribute Bands. Five soul-searching months passed until he felt he could step behind the microphone again, portray Bono (and actually have a reason to wear expensive designer sunglasses at night!)

L.A.vation - The World's Greatest Tribute to U2, Jason will assume his rightful place… on a stage, singing his heart out to music he loves with three talented musicians, delivering the most accurate representation of U2 in both sight and sound. Get ready to be L.A.vated!

Bart Davis as The Edge
Bart Davis as The Edge
Email Bart at: bart@u2lavation.com

Originally from the Northern California city of Alameda, Guitarist Bart Davis relocated to Los Angeles in 1985. A graduate of Musicians Institute in Hollywood, he has been performing professionally since 1990.

The journey to U2 Tribute band member took an international route. After playing with numerous bands in the Los Angeles area, 1998 saw Bart join popular Orange County band “Corday” as lead guitarist. There he met bassist Fab Rodig and a drummer from Holland, Jorgen Ingmar. Fast forward to 2000, and Bart was asked to join Fab and vocalist Tony Oros in the “Coverdogs”, taking a three and a half week tour through the Balkans performing classic rock for US and NATO troops stationed there. This trio, along with Jorgen, became the first unit to begin performing as a U2 Tribute band, their first shows taking place on a short tour through Japan and on to Seattle. Since then, Bart and Jorgen have performed with numerous U2 Tribute bands, traveling across the United States and the world.

Throughout this period Bart also traveled extensively as a performer or as tour manager for other performers supporting US Troops throughout the world, as well as performing with “Off The Wall”, making two trips to Kuwait and Iraq among many other countries.

And now, 2011 has seen the creation of
L.A.vation - The World's Greatest Tribute to U2, the next phase for Bart’s U2 alter-ego, “B-Edgy”.
Jorgen Ingmar Alofs as Larry Mullen Jr.
Jorgen Ingmar Alofs as Larry Mullen Jr.
Email Jorgen at: jorgen@u2lavation.com

Jorgen Ingmar Alofs was born in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Lived in Germany and The Netherlands during his youth and attended the Conservatory Of Music. He performed & recorded all over the globe, and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1994 to pursue his musical career.
Currently, he is a freelance drummer and does a lot of studio sessions and live shows across the nation and around the world. He has performed and/or recorded with artists such as Stevie Wonder, J.J. Jackson, Hank Ballard, Chris Penn, Babyface, Matt Bissonette, Alexi Murdoch, Tyrone Wells, Dallas Kruse, Barrett Johnson, Justin Grennan, and many many more.

Jorgen has his own recording studio where he records drums for artists, creates and programs drum- and percussion loops, and composes for radio, film and TV. Jorgen is also responsible for creating the backing tracks for L.A.vation. These backing tracks are extremely important for the recreation of a real U2 show.

Besides playing drums and composing, Jorgen teaches drums privately. Some of his students include the children of director/producer Steven Spielberg, actor Adam Baldwin and Thomas Wilson Brown, and composer Richard Perlmutter.

U2 is one of Jorgen's favorite bands! He loves their songs, their melodies, their lyrics, their production and appreciates what the band stands for in every aspect. Jorgen has played and subbed in multiple U2 Tribute bands before creating
L.A.vation - The World's Greatest Tribute to U2 with partner Bart Davis and to be a part of these very well written songs is a true joy.
To find out more about Jorgen Ingmar Alofs, please visit his website at
John Classick as Adam Clayton
Mikey Hachey as Adam Clayton

Mikey Hachey is a bass player, composer, and singer. He was the assistant music director on the arena world tour “Varekai” by Cirque du Soleil. He is also the bassist and video producer for "String Puppies”, a string instrumental duo who's following includes over 300,000 YouTube channel views and over 3,400 subscribers to date. Mikey is well known and hired for his versatility both instrumentally and his knowledge of many different styles of music.

Mikey studied music at California State University, Fullerton. Out of college, he joined the pop group Suburban Legends, which brought him a residency at Disneyland Park and travel around the United States and Europe with bands such as Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake and Goldfinger. Since then, Mikey has performed with former broadway stars Rita Harvey (Phantom of the Opera), Ivan Rutherford (Les Miserables), and Carter Calvert (Catz) in Neil Berg's Broadway review show "101 Years of Broadway"show. He has played many other regional musicals and was the music director for the Playboy Comedy Tour band “The Project” with Dallas Kruse and Jorgen Ingmar playing side stage to comedians Rob Schneider, Chris D’Elia and Tom Green. During this time, Mikey was also the bass player for Justin Grennan, a member of Christina Aguilera’s team and top 10 finalist on season one of NBC’s “The Voice”. Mikey has published a full transcription book, “The Ultimate Bearhug Songbook: Just South of Los Angeles” (available on Amazon.com) and has worked with many artists at Zion Studios in Southern California under Dallas Kruse.

In 2011, Mikey joined the Cirque du Soleil production of Viva ELVIS at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV where he performed over 500 shows. He then joined the cast of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet (Las Vegas Company at Harrah’s Casino) in the bass player roll, “Brother Jay Perkins”. Mikey just got off the road, again this time with Cirque du Soleil, performing over 300 shows a year on the world arena tour of “Varekai”. Mikey continues to record and perform with many artists in Southern California and around the world, and is proud and excited to perform with L.A.vation and fulfill the roll of Adam Clayton.
The World's Greatest Tribute to U2