Kerry Jacobson, born 19 April 1954 in Wellington, New Zealand, began playing drums at the age of 9, and played professionally in his father’s jazz band when he turned 13.

He moved to Australia in 1976 to join a then unknown band called Dragon, who a year later achieved massive success on the Australian charts. He stayed with them until 1984.

During 1984 Kerry became a session drummer in Sydney recording albums with such artists as Richard Clapton, The Kevin Borich Express, Marc Hunter and many more.

He moved to Brisbane in 1990 to study jazz at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, after which he toured Europe with long time associate Ian Moss.

Dragon Circa 1977

Dragon c. 1977

He still tours with Mondo Rock, Ian Moss, The Black Sorrows, Mental As Anything, Kevin Borich Express, Grace Knight, James Morrison and Renee Geyer.



  • Sunshine
  • Running Free
  • O’Zambezi
  • Power Play
  • Body and the Beat (Rain only)
  • Bondi Road


  • Big City Talk

Mondo Rock - Countdown Spectacular Tour – Sep 2006

Mondo Rock – Countdown Spectacular Tour – Sep 2006


  • Dark Spaces


  • Shy Boys Shy Girls


  • Official Aids Awareness Theme

International Acts:

Ian Moss – The Track Melbourne – March 2013

Ian Moss – The Track Melbourne – March 2013

  • The Supremes
  • Canned Heat
  • Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges
  • Shirley Meyers


Kerry is endorsed by CRUSH drums and Istanbul Cymbals, Regal Tip drum sticks and Evans drum heads.

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