Nine Questions with John Kirby

Name: John David Limbert Kirby

Birthplace: Burlington Ontario Canada

Currently residing: Borington (Burlington)

Musical past and present in one rambling run-on sentence: Starting, stopping, maintaining balance.


1.  Who are some of your favourite composers, musicians and bands from the past and present?

Loaded questions, but off the top of my head, The Beatles, Zepplin, Corwin Fox, Lindy, The 80s Pop movement, the numerous musicians I’ve met on the road, Coldplay, Barry Manilow, Phil Collins, Motown…most music in general or anything that moves me.  

2.  Is there a particular song or musical passage that never fails to move you emotionally?

I swear to god…I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan. It really is a great song. Over played to the point of near irrelevance, but man…it gets you there.  

3.  How would you describe your perfect day?

Wake up at 10, coffee,  compose a song for a movie or commercial or something, LLLLLUNCH, walk or hike or something, NNNNNNAP, rocking sold out show somewhere. Free Beer. Party. Bed, 4am.  

4.  What would your friends say they appreciate the most about you?

My beard. But most of my music friends say I’m funny, or at least I can make them laugh. So I like I can do that. They might say, “He’d never take your last beer unless you insisted on it.”  

5.  What is your most valued material possession?

There are 3. Guitar, Computer, Car. In that order.  

6.  Who were you, or would you be nervous to meet?

I would get gitty meeting Dave Grohl. Or physically paralyzed around Natalie Portman. 

7.  If you could blink your eyes and be in a favourite place right now, where would that place be? 

Asking myself that every day. But I’d say right now, on tour, somewhere in Europe or Australia or something.  

8.  Is there something you would like to do more of in the future?

Tour internationally more. I’ve really gotten to know Canada well travelling it so much. Love to do that around the world.  

9. Where would you like to find yourself in ten years?

Somewhere where I’m happy, not worrying about money and able to play/make music.

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