Michael Clifford is an Australian guitarist who is a member of the pop rock/punk band 5 Seconds of Summer (5SoS). He is the guitar and backing vocals of the band. Clifford along with his band rose to international fame while touring One Direction on the Take Me Home Tour. Their self-titled debut studio album released in 2-14 peaked #1 in 11 countries.
Michael and his band were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists throughout 2011.