Born into a musical family in Northern California, John Morgan Kimock began composing before he could walk or speak. Prior to moving to the east coast at the age of six, some of John’s early musical experiences included playing ceremonial drums with the Pomo Indians, accompanying Tuvan throat singers, and having his drums destroyed onstage at the Fillmore West by Todd Rundgren.
Since then John has worked in U.S., Europe, Canada with many bands and collaborated with his father, acclaimed guitarist Steve Kimock, in various projects which included musicians like George Porter Jr. (the Meters), Bernie Worrell (founding member of Parliament/ Funkadelic), Bobby Vega (Sly Stone) Andy Hess (Black Crowes, Govt Mule) Members of the Grateful Dead, The Other Ones, Jeff Sipe, John Molo, Bruce Hornsby, Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Everyone Orchestra and many more. In 2006, Glide Magazine gave John their number five spot for second generation rockers alongside Sean Lennon, Jacob Dylan, and The Marley’s.
“In today’s world of music and musicians it is great and refreshing to hear and play with younger players who not only play great but listen to what is being played around them; truly a gift, John Morgan Kimock has that gift, and I love playing with him.” George Porter, Jr.
Furthermore, John continues to play some groundbreaking festivals including a sold out concert at Lincoln Center with Steve Kimock co-billing with Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) scoring silent films for the New York Guitar Festival. John has recently scored music for Brooklyn-based Dance Co. Airealistic and also scored Tinie Tempah's Film Discovering Destiny directed by Jabari Johnson about Tinie's sold out arena tour of Europe . Currently his most ambitious musical work has come from working with Our Griffins. They are touring across the north east at full speed as we speak. Our Griffins has shared bills with the likes of Lost in the Trees, The Royal Bangs, Bad Suns, and Nightlands.