MICK ADDINGTON - DRUMS (AKA ROGER TAYLOR)
It all started when he heard jazz drummer Ken Murphy practicing in his garage on 8 Mile in Detroit at the age of nine, music was to become his life's passion. Mick Addington kicked off his musical career by playing at parties and dances in Junior High and began playing in clubs in Detroit by the age of 16. In the beginning, it was old school rock (Led Zepplin, AC/DC, Black Sabbath), but he discovered "new wave" bands like Depeche Mode, U2, Ultravox and INXS in the early 80's. But, it was seeing the now classic Duran Duran concert documentary video of Blue Silver/As the Lights Go Down that changed the way he would look at music forever. After that, he saw DD every time they rolled through Detroit, all the way from Seven and the Ragged Tiger through Astronaut. He was fascinated by their mixture of pure funk grooves and synthesizers paired with their pioneering and exotic music videos. And, of course there was the cutting edge style and fashion that defined the 80's.
After taking a break from the music scene and moving to the DFW area in 2008, he decided to return to his passion and worked with a couple of cover bands before hooking up with Bart VanBemmel, who was looking to start a Duran Duran tribute band. After several attempts and lineup changes, they met singer Juan Licon who shared their vision. And, from there, they assembled the perfect group of well respected musicians from the DFW music scene and Wild Boys was born. Mick is very passionate about delivering an "authentic" Duran Duran experience, using a hybrid of acoustic and electronic drums combined with synths, samples and loops to recreate the "Roger Taylor" sound.