Talented drummer Jordan Kiely will take to the stage tomorrow as part of Music on the MurrayALEX BATHMAN January 24, 2014 11:45am
Jordan Kiely does what he loves and loves what he does.
The 25-year-old was born in Echuca and grew up in Moama where he developed a passion for music – in particular for playing the drums.
Music was always a part of his childhood as his father, Kevin Kiely, has played and taught music in the Echuca-Moama district for three decades.
‘‘The drums were always there growing up. I was just drawn to them,’’ Jordan said.
Mr Kiely gave Jordan drum lessons for nine years.
‘‘It all started from Dad. He was a big influence,’’ Jordan said.
Jordan has played at a number of community events, including the inaugural Riverboats Music Festival.
After completing his VCE at Echuca High School, Jordan moved to Melbourne to complete his Bachelor of Music Performance and forge a career in the music industry.
The father-and-son relationship built over a mutual passion for music was not lost as Mr Kiely played with Jordan for his final recital at Box Hill Institute of TAFE.
Jordan is now part of up-and-coming Melbourne band Better Than The Wizards and has been involved in the D2 Drumline, which played at the 2012 AFL grand final.
It’s pretty clear Mr Kiely is proud of his son.
‘‘Jordan’s journey has made myself and his family very proud as he has followed in my footsteps passionate about this amazing art form,’’ he said.
The event will take place tomorrow at Cape Horn Vineyard. Tickets are $15 for adults and gold coin for children under the age of 13 and can be bought on arrival.
A DVD about the experience of Indigenous people who settled on the river flats between Mooroopna and Shepparton from 1939 will be screened on Monday.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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