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.