Jeff DaRosa is the Tenor banjo player and high energy multi-instrumentalists of the Irish Folk Rock band, Dropkick Murphys formed in 1996 in Boston, MA. The band, now 20+ years strong, was originally just a bunch of friends looking to play music for fun.
DaRosa already an experienced touring bass and guitar player joined the band back in 2007, when James the guitar player of Dropkick Murphys called him and asked “do you want to learn a bunch of crazy instruments, banjo being one of them?” and Jeff replied “yep!”. He officially joined the band and learned them all in about a month. He now plays tenor banjo, the bass guitar, piano, mandolin, the bouzouki, the tin whistle, drums, and has started playing around on the 5-string banjo!
Dropkick Murphys started playing in the basement of a friend’s barbershop with the goal to blend the musical influences they had grown up with (Punk Rock, Irish Folk, Rock, and Hardcore) into one loud, raucous, chaotic, and often out of tune mix that they could call their own. The bands’ main goal is to play music that creates an "all for one, one for all" environment where everyone is encouraged to participate, sing along, and hopefully have a good time. They accomplish this in their shows and more.