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.
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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