Band Member of the Month: John Coviello

Welcome to the first installment of 'Band Member of the Month'!

This month we feature drummer John Coviello:

John has been playing drums since the age of 8.  Growing up, John involved himself in any musical situation he could find; school bands, jazz bands, percussion ensembles, theater pit bands, pop bands and the all-important Garage Rock Bands. 

At age 18, John found a job managing the legendary Jack’s Drum Shop on Boylston Street and immersed himself in the burgeoning Boston Music scene of the 80’s and 90’s.  

Working steadily in many different bands, (which included a stint with national act Eddie Money), John earned a position at Vater Percussion (a worldwide manufacturer of drumsticks).

John has just helped develop a brand new drumstick with Vater, called the 'Extended Play'. This stick was launched in January at the 2018 NAMM show:


Get to know Johnny!!

1. Name? Johnny Coviello

2. Role in SJB? drummer

3. Brief background- Sales Manager at Vater Percussion, #1 super dad, man-about-town, and raconteur

4. Other hobbies/interests outside of music? Old motorcycles, young cowgirls, and 70s 2-channel stereo

5. Favorite drummer? Levon Helm and John Bonham 

6. It's a hot summer day, what are you drinking? Tito's and tonic with a lime

7. What are your favorite bands/solo artists? AC/DC, Tom Waits, XTC, SJB

8. Lake house or beach house? Lake house!

9. Favorite vacation destination? South Florida

10. What was your favorite gig with SJB so far? Double header show at Bike Week in Laconia

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