Singer, songwriter, and musician Kevin James LaBrie was born in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada, in the spring of 1963. He probably inherited his extensive love of music from his father and that side of his family. By the time the younger LaBrie was old enough to enter school, he was already singing and playing drums for his own fun and for that of his impressed family. When he was ten he joined his brother, father, and uncle in a barbershop quartet that performed locally. As a teen, LaBrie moved on to rock music, his personal favorite, becoming a member of a number of groups.