John Kearney


I started playing drums when I was 10 years old. I was taught by my great aunt who was in her late 60's and offered to give me lessons.I have been playing in bands ever since and continue today. I have also taught myself how to play guitar and bass so i had something to play when I couldn't play my drums.Growing up the youngest of nine children in my family I was influenced by a vast amount of different music from my brothers and sisters. From big bands to Elvis, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Everly Brothers,Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Elton John, David Bowie, Johnny Cash,Queen. Music is my Life. I currently play drums in a 50's 60's 70's rock cover band called Kick Back.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is my Life. Music gives me the satisfaction of always learning.

What is your music dream?

To play music for all my life.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Sweet Pea by Tommy Roe

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Rolling Stones,Stevie Ray Vaughn,AC/DC, Rush David Bowie

What inspires you to make music?

My Family

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Music is the universal language of the world

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I love that we can record and produce are own music today but I think with so much content available today it is hard to stand out amongst the millions of songs out there.

What do you think of Drooble?

So far so good

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not getting paid what we are worth.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes I try as often as possible to go and see as many bands as I can.and support my fellow musicians.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Still trying to figure that out