The Hobbies started life as a few friends getting together back in May 2007 and playing a few songs for fun. After only a few practice sessions, it became apparent that what we considered to be a hobby, in fact became The Hobbies.
Kevin has been our front man and lead vocalist since the band formed in 2007. He has gained great experience over the years as he had never been in a band before. He enjoys entertaining an audience and getting them involved!
Having been with the band since the start, Mark was originally our lead guitarist. Now as our only guitarist, he has shown excellent ability to jump between rhythm and lead work. He occasionally joins in with vocal backing but is usually not near the microphone!
Originally a guitarist, Jamie thought he would try his hand at bass. He has proved to be a great bass player and really enhanced a number of our new songs. Jamie likes to move around the stage and like Mark, occasionally joins in on some vocals when reminded!
As our newest member of the band, John has taken on the role of keyboards since Marty departed due to health reasons. John has been playing since the age of 7 and has been in a few bands previously. Having a full time keyboard player has enhanced the sound of the band and taken it to a new level.
John Strickland (Dave)
John has returned as our main drummer after a 3-4 year break. He has slotted back in like he has never been away. Although he did cover a few gigs in 2016 for us! Welcome back!