Kevin Roche is a native of San Francisco. His first experience playing music was playing drums in various Irish bands around the Bay Area. He still plays here occasionally.
After returning from a vacation in Ireland, Kevin’s father, Thomas Roche, presented him with an accordion. Because his father had spent a small fortune on the instrument, Kevin felt compelled to try and play it. At that time there was a shortage of Irish music teachers in San Francisco … so Kevin basically taught himself.
Currently, Kevin plays regularly at the United Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco as well as other Irish venues around the Bay Area.