National tour brings drummer Dan Kerby home

 Dan Kerby has returned to his home town while touring with Bliss N Eso’s Circus Under the Stars tour.

Dan Kerby has returned to his home town while touring with Bliss N Eso’s Circus Under the Stars tour.

FOR years, Ballarat’s Dan Kerby has travelled the country as a member of many bands.

But his gig as drummer for Bliss N Eso’s current national tour, Circus Under the Stars, is by far his biggest to date.

“I’ve known Jonathan (MC Bliss) for about a year and they got me to do a few videos and send them off to see how I’d go with the band,” Kerby said.

“It’s been very exciting. Obviously the shows are a lot bigger than anything I’ve done before, so there is a little more stress involved but it’s been good.

“I’ve done four shows now and I’m pretty much on top of it. It’s all coming together very well and we’re looking forward to the rest of the shows.”

Having drummed in outfits including 28 Days and Behind Crimson Eyes, Kerby isn’t new to the Australian music scene.

The former Ballarat High School student has performed at festivals including The Big Day Out, Homebake and Pyramid Rock and his most recent act BAGSvDK secured a headline slot at the Australian F1 Monster Party. 

Kerby said he hadn’t played in Ballarat for almost five years and was looking forward to returning to his home town.

“A few of my friends have bought tickets to the show, so I’m looking forward to catching up with them,” he said.

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