The Byrne Family Band

So this weekend I performed at Friday night live in Waukesha. It was an earlier show so I took the chance to bring the kids. After my last post about playing with a family to tell the truth I couldn't wait.
Cael has always had a great sense of rhythm. Since a very young age he has played on my drums. (He actually has his own drum now but still prefers mine) Keira sings all the time and has written many songs, so I knew one day she would want to sing in the band.
Over the years both of them have gotten so much better, now I can hear Cael adding in accents and fills all by instinct. Keira's voice has become stronger and you can hear the smile in every note. It's pretty funny to hear a 9 year old singing "I spent all me money on whiskey and beer". I can't describe the pride and joy I feel as a Dad to share my love of music with my kids. Especially since it was their idea. I can only hope that it's something my kids will remember for the rest of their lives because I know I will. Any time spent with my kids making music is the best time of my life.
Cael has begun to experiment with a small keyboard and now Keira has told me that she wants a guitar. This is becoming as much of a passion for them as it is for me. This is a journey, one of many, that I am happy to share with my kids. Whether this will become their profession doesn't matter to me, only that they enjoy it.
Any Man can become a father, the key is to find a way become a Dad.

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  • Sue Poznanski

    Sue Poznanski Poynette, WI

    That is just super, Derek! I hope as they grow they continue to love music and perform as you do - especially if they can perform WITH you!! Best wishes to you all.

    That is just super, Derek! I hope as they grow they continue to love music and perform as you do - especially if they can perform WITH you!! Best wishes to you all.

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