Brendon Boyd Urie (born April 12, 1987) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead vocalist of Panic! at the Disco, of which he is the sole remaining member. He also plays drums, bass guitar, accordion, organ, cello, violin, and trumpet.
Urie was born in St. George, Utah. He is the fifth and youngest child born to Grace and Boyd Urie, and is of native Hawaiian descent on his mother's side. He was raised in a Mormon family. Urie attended Palo Verde High School, where he met future ex-Panic bassist Brent Wilson in his guitar class. Wilson asked Urie to try out for a band he was in, since they needed a replacement guitarist.
In a 2011 interview, Urie described himself as a "spazz in high school". He explained that one student would always bully him. Urie worked at Tropical Smoothie Cafe in order to pay his band's rent for their practice space. At the cafe, Urie often sang for customers. He explained: "I would sing anything I was listening to at the time, but I was down to take requests. I remember singing some Scorpions songs, some W.A.S.P. 80s anthems are usually good for tips. It was a huge range of stuff. ... Some people liked it, and some people didn’t. I had to respect other people’s wishes, but I had a couple people come in who would ask me to sing for a tip. That’s always fun."..
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