South American tour with Loreena McKennitt.

The South American leg of the ‘Lost Souls’ tour was a real success!

Loreena and the band had a great trip and played to amazing audiences in some really wonderful cities and venues. 

I look forward to returning again some day! 

Canada shows with Loreena Mckennitt.

The warm up shows in Stratford Ontario were a real success, all the shows sold out and were extremely enjoyable to play. 

The next leg of the tour will be in South America!

 

Loreena McKennitt warm up shows in Canada!

I am delighted to now have some tour date confirmations for the upcoming ‘Lost Souls’ world tour with Loreena McKennitt and her amazing band.

Please check the warm up show dates here, and other tour dates on my diary page:

Loreena McKennitt ‘Lost Souls’ Warm Up dates:

  • September 25th – Revival House – Stratford, Canada
  • September 26th – Revival House – Stratford, Canada
  • September 27th – Revival House – Stratford, Canada
  • September 28th – Knox Church – Stratford, Canada
  • September 29th – Knox Church – Stratford, Canada

Looking forward to seeing many of the fans there and all shows are now virtually sold out!

 

 

 

Loreena McKennitt South American Tour.

I am happy to announce that I’ll be joining Loreena McKennitt & her band for the first leg of the ‘Lost Souls’ world tour in South America later this year. I enjoyed working on the ‘Lost Souls’ album last August at Real World Studios here in the UK, and to be asked to perform with her again on stage is going to be a real treat.

 

The tour dates are as follows:

October 30th – Sao Paulo – Citibank Hall

October 31st – Sao Paulo – Citibank Hall

November 2nd – Rio De Janeiro – KM Hall

November 4th – Belo Horizonte – KM Hall

November 7th – Buenos Aires – Luna Park

November 9th – Santiago – Teatro Caupolican

 

It’s my first trip to South America and I am throughly looking forward to working with Loreena and her fine band.

 

 

Palace Drum Clinic – Redditch.

BIG thanks to all who came along on Friday night to my Palace Drum Clinic in Redditch. It was a great night and we had a room full of eager drummers all up for a full on evening of drumming!! Thanks go to Matthew Green for organising the event and also for playing a great first set. The ace Craig Fenney from Cympad International was there promoting their great products and Mr. Phillip Beazer was on hand helping with the drum set up, and providing awesome company throughout the day. I look forward to returning to the Palace Drum Club again at some point, it’s a great vibe and provides drummers with a valuable learning experience. I hope to return there again at some point and I look forward to it! 

Here are some clips from my performance: 

‘More Than That’ the new charity EP!

It’s been a real pleasure working with some very close musical friends to record this great new song by Sam Eason & Simon Allen.
I’m proud of Helen Brian who has worked very hard with the charities & musicians to bring this project together and I feel that together we have all made something rather magical.
Being a drummer and performer for the last 38 years I have had issues at times with anxiety and performance related stress, and to be able to be involved in something that brings awareness to that is personally very important to me. It’s crucial for anyone suffering with mental health issues to know that they have a support system should they need it, and these charities are working constantly to be there for them. So please buy the song and indeed the whole EP, you’ll not be disappointed and you’ll be doing a great thing for the charities at the same time! ❤️ XxxxX

https://musicinmind.bandcamp.com/album/more-than-that-ep

Also, come see Littlemen and Sam Eason perform this song at a charity gig in Bath on October the 13th, get your tickets here:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3064448

I appeared on BBC Wiltshire with Helen Brian and Stuart Bruce to promote the single on Thursday the 5th October, listen here from 1:08:33 for our interview:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05fqt8b

The amazing people involved in this project:
Sam Eason, Simon Allen, Stuart Bruce, Nick Allen, James Taylor, littlemen, Andrew Maggs, Alaina Herbert, Joe Bradford, Jon Buckett, Phil Andrews, Music In Mind 2017, Doug Wells, Josh Fish, Jennifer Crook, Paul Hartshorn, also the beautiful choir at the end of the song who were totally FAB! 😍 XxxX

'More Than That' – the Music In Mind 2017 Charity Single… Co…

'More Than That' – the Music In Mind 2017 Charity single, downloadable soon from https://musicinmind.bandcamp.com/releasesCheck out our 'behind the scenes' teaser video put together by the amazing James Taylor…. and don't forget Sam Eason & Littlemen – Music In Mind 2017 – THE big gig, tickets available NOW from http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3064448

Posted by Music In Mind 2017 on Sunday, 24 September 2017

 

 

 

 

Musikmesse Center Stage Performance!

Rob is delighted to be playing a 30 minute set at this years Musikmesse in Frankfurt representing Bosphorus Cymbals!

He will be playing a solo drum set using his XT Edition cymbal range on the Centre Stage at 5pm on Friday April the 8th.

If you are attending the show then please swing by and check out the performance, I am sure that Rob would love to see you there! 

 

 

David Rhodes Tour.

The recent Germany/Austria tour with David Rhodes was a real success and Rob enjoyed the experience very much.

Getting to work with David was a dream come true for Rob after he has followed his career for many years with Talk Talk, Japan, Peter Gabriel and now of course Kate Bush. The band had a ball playing each night and it would be great to see them perform again some time in the near future.

A clip of the guys playing ‘Empty My Head’ from their show at the Rockhouse in Salzburg.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAfDF9bicS8

 

Here are some snapshots from the tour….

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David Rhodes 1

 

David Rhodes 2

 

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