Michael Gordon Clifford is an Australian musician. He is the lead guitarist of the pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS).
Based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 5SOS was formed in 2011. The other members are Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin, who are the respective rhythm guitarist, bassist and drummer.
Capitol Records released the self-titled debut studio album of 5SOS in Europe on June 27, 2014 and in the United States, Mexico and Canada on July 22, 2014. Here are 13 more things about the pop rock band’s lead guitarist:
- He was born in Sydney on November 20, 1995 to Daryl Clifford and Karen Clifford, who were born on August 1, 1975 and on August 7, 1975, respectively, both in Australia.
- He is the only child.
- His interest in music started when his parents bought him the “Guitar Hero” video game.
- He was 16 years old when he got his first tattoo, which is a cursive script of “To The Moon” on the inner part of his left bicep.
- His second are the letters “A X” on his right middle finger, which symbolizes his favorite game “Final Fantasy 10” while his third tattoo is an anchor on his left thumb.
- His first legal tattoo, which is armbands, is his fourth tattoo, while is second legal tattoo is “Final Fantasy 10” home symbol.
- He attended Norwest Christian College in Riverstone, New South Wales, where he met Hood and Hemmings.
- In 2012, he appeared as a partygoer in the comedy film “A Night at the Silent Movie Theater” starring Calix Lewis Reneau and Aydrea Walden.
- He frequently dyes his hair with different colors.
- On June 13, 2015, his hair caught on fire while he and his 5SOS bandmates were performing at the Wembley Arena in in Wembley, England.
- He used to date Geordie Gray and Abigail Breslin.
- He has been dating American model Crystal Leigh since 2015.
- He proposed to Leigh with a diamond ring at sunset while they were on holiday in Bali, Indonesia in January 2019.