Steve Averill: Popular Irish Musician

Do you know about Steve Averill? Do you listen to the Irish traditional or folk music? Well, you need to read this blog. Steve Averill is a famous musician, director, punk rock vocalist, and graphic artist. Averill designed the cover page for a popular Irish band named U2. He was the first person to suggest the name U2 for the band. The Irish musical group later changed its name from U2 to ‘The Hype’. He has his own musical company that was Four5One creative. It was renamed as AMP visuals. Averill was one of the members of the band called The Radiators from Space. It is a first punk bank in Ireland. As the band member shifted to London, Averill was not able to participate thereafter. He was with the band till August 1977.

Averill gained high recognition and praise when he designed the cover page of the album Boy. The design cover was stunning, and it helped the band to become more popular. After that, Averill continued to remain with the U2 team for most of the design works. He has worked with several musical acts in Ireland like Clannad, Asian, Hothouse flowers and the Dubliners. Some of the international acts where Averill participated include Depeche Mode and Elvis Costello.

He made a record deal by designing the single first cover page with Chriswick Records. At one point, Averill came to know about his vocal talents and started to express his desire and interest through design and art. He often says himself that he is an artist without musical talent and a tone deaf singer.