As the son of a world-renowned concert pianist, John J Kirby III was influenced by and introduced to the wondrous world of music from birth.
At the early age of three, John was already practicing his piano
scales as well as singing songs. By the time John reached eight he had begun
extensive lessons on piano and guitar with the New England Conservatory of
Music. John practiced his love for music religiously in the form of theory
and composition several hours daily. At the age of seventeen, John furthered his studies in the theory of music by attending elective courses at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ma.
John’s goal was to perfect and perform his own original works, which he had been creating throughout his teen years, and he did just that. At eighteen, John formed a motivated and talented band, “Locust.” With his
versatility and uniquely gifted styles in both lead guitar and piano, John was backed by extremely strong melodic harmonious vocals. The band was welcomed immediately in just about every major club and function in the New England area. Locust performed in such clubs as The Frolics (Salisbury, MA), The Club Casino (Hampton Beach, NH), Mr. C’s Rock Palace (Boston, MA), Paradise Rock Club (Boston, MA), and Crane’s Castle (Ipswich, MA) for “The Hollywood Actor’s Guild”, where they received an overwhelming response, among others.
John’s song writing and stage presence abilities had improved with experience. His style of music ranged widely from contemporary rock to blues and jazz, along with his classical background. With John managing the business aspect of Locust’s career, the band signed recording and touring contracts from Boston to St. Petersburg, FL and across the US. to California.
“Locust” eventually faded due to interpersonal problems. John continued to perform with other musicians, playing along side many well-recognized musicians, such as The Joe Perry Project, The Allman Brothers Band,
The Jeff Healey Band, and one of his dearest departed friends, Stevie Ray Vaughan.
After his marriage to his devoted wife, Lois, John decided to discontinue the touring aspect of the music business, although John did not stop composing and creating songs and music instrumentals from his home using his state of the art recording studio. He and his wife, Lois, reside in the beautiful, scenic woodlands of New Hampshire.
Copyright 2011 © John J Kirby III and "LOGIC" - All songs and or musical and art works are the sole property of John J Kirby III and Byl Hermsen "LOGIC" and cannot be copied, reproduced, or performed without explicit written consent.
* In 2011 John and Byl started a motivated band by the name of "Logic" and released their first rockin CD "BootStraps". Logic is excited to announce that the proceeds from the sales of both digital and full colored hard copies have been and will continue to be donated to America's Heroes, The 9-11 Emergency Responders Via "The Feal Good Foundation" www.fealgoodfoundation.com ! This is a 100% Non-Profit Foundation started in 2005 by Mr. John Feal. The Monies go Directly to the responders and their families for immediate needs such as food, clothing, MEDICAL, roofs over their heads etc...! The Feal Good Foundation is Responsible for getting the Zadroga Health Bill Passed in the US Senate. They are also responsible for having 9-11 related Cancer added to the Bill. John Feal has recently quoted " They said it couldn't be done, well we refused to take NO for an answer and we'll continue to fight for 9-11 related Cancer being added to the Zadroga health Bill".
Also, Please follow Logic on Facebook at : http://www.facebook.com/Logic.USA . Also their CD "BootStraps" can be purchased through CD Baby at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/logic7. You may also view some of Logic's songs which are on the CD at John's YouTube channel where he goes by the pseudonym "TheFiddlah" at: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheFiddlah . Logic still has 'BootStraps' CDs set aside and dedicated to this most worthy cause and ask you to Please consider helping. For full colored hard copies which can be personalized please contact John either through RN or FB.
'Rockin' For The Cause' ~ Peace and Blessings,
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