“I’ve been playing drums since I was a little kid. I got my first kit when I was 4 years old for Christmas. My dad is a great drum teacher back home in Ballarat (Australia) so it was awesome having someone there to guide me along the way. He has so much good material in his teaching catalogue that 20 years later I still haven’t finished his course. I played in punk rock bands all through High School with mates and learnt a lot along the way. I’ve always played Zildjian cymbals and will always play them. They are in a league of their own. They have always had the best range, the best artists and continuously move forward with innovation. I’m stoked to be a part of the team alongside some of the best drummers on the planet.” Dan Kerby
Dan (DK) Kerby has been touring the country since 2009 with Hard Rock Heavyweights, Behind Crimson Eyes (BCE). With 2 LP's released through Roadrunner Records, playing shows with the likes of Iron Maiden, Bullet For My Valentine and Avenged Sevenfold, touring spots on festivals such as The Big Day Out, Homebake and Pyramid Rock, fans of BCE are getting excited about rumors of a new release in 2012.
DK joined Aussie punk rock legends, 28 Days in 2011 while BCE took a year long hiatus. The Platinum #1 ARIA selling band has toured the world countless times selling hundreds of thousands of records whilst playing festivals such as The Big Day Out, Warped Tour (Aus and USA), Leeds festival (UK), and Fuji Rock (Japan) whilst selling out their own headline shows for over a decade. DK has been working hard with the 28 crew on the bands new album set for release mid 2012. "We have about 16 tracks ready to go. I've laid down 10 drum tracks in the studio and we are also going to use some drum tracks previous 28 drummer, Adrian Griffin laid down a couple of years back. It's shaping up very well".
In 2011 DK joined DJ Bags, a well known party DJ in Melbourne to create BAGSvDK. To launch the group, BAGSvDK teamed up with good mate DJ Wasabi (Mantra) and Australian Clothing label Third Chapter to release a 3 minute video clip showcasing the act alongside some of Third Chapters sponsored skaters. Since the release of the video BAGSvDK have been playing shows across the country including a headline slot at the Australian F1 Monster Party. In the short time BAGSvDK have been together they have signed a contract with renowned Agency Premier/Harbour Agency. “We're really going to push BAGSvDK, we see a lot of potential in what we are doing. Along with playing a heap of good shows, I’m sure the party will never be too far away if DJ Bags is in the house, what a guy.”
2012/2013 is looking like it’s going to be extremely busy year for DK with both his bands releasing new albums and a busy touring schedule booked with BAGSvDK.
DK’s Cymbal Set-Up Includes (left to right from behind the kit):
18" A Custom EFX
14" A Custom HH
8" A Custom Splash
19" A Custom Medium Crash
21" A Zildjian Armand Ride
21" K Crash Ride
20" A Custom Crash
20" A Custom China