top of page

Vocal Music Concert Choir JoinBono And The Edge For U2’SNPR Tiny Desk Performance

They performed with Bono and The Edge (after their parents told them who they are)

Or perhaps Bono and The Edge performed with them.

Who are they? A gaggle of D.C.’s most talented teens! The members of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts concert choir joined Bono and The Edge for their Tiny Desk performance.

Kirsten Holmes and Jevon Skipper are both students at the arts-centered school in Washington, D.C, and received a call from their choir director about a month earlier with the opportunity to join the rock stars in performing.

The two vocalists, who aspire to use their talents to dip into the worlds of gospel, opera and R&B music, agreed to the performance with a few other classmates and members of the choir.

What’s the big deal? It’s a Tiny Desk! Enough said, right?

The performance features four songs, including a version of “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of,” written for the late INXS singer Michael Hutchence, and a reworked version of “Walk On.”

The performance was a preview of U2’s new album, Songs Of Surrender.

Though that may not have immediately impressed Kirsten and Jevon as much as some others.

The Gen Z duo admitted they weren’t very familiar with the Irish crooners and their band.

(I guess they never had to deal with the shock of an unsolicited album showing up on their iTunes one fateful morning in 2014.) (continued....)

Click here for the Bono and The Edge: Tiny Desk Concert (YouTube


bottom of page