Rob featured in Italian Drum Club magazine!

Whilst on tour in Italy last year with Canadian world music artist Loreena McKennitt, I was interviewed by the wonderful Patrizio and Viola for the Italian drum magazine Drum Club. The article is in this months copy of the magazine which is now available to buy or order online: www.drumclubmagazine.com

It’s my first feature in a non-UK or USA drum magazine and I hope to have more dealings with the magazine in the future.

(I even got top billing over Mike Portnoy!) 

 

 

Loreena McKennitt live at the Royal Albert Hall CD

Proud to say that the new album from Loreena McKennitt is now available to buy at all the usual online and high street retailers.

We recorded the album earlier this year when we performed at the majestic Royal Albert Hall in London. It was a landmark gig for me and I felt so proud to play there, to have it documented forever on CD is just perfect.

The band sounded fabulous and I got to play with some wonderful musicians including the superb Ben Grossman and the late great Hossam Ramzy, what an experience!

Xx

 

Loreena McKennitt Canadian Tour!

I have just returned from a very successful tour of Canada with Loreena McKennitt and the band. Canadian audiences have always been excellent and on this trip they certainly didn’t let us down.

Every venue was sold out and we played some very beautiful concert halls and met some wonderful fans.  I have always loved Canada and we travelled to some cities via train this time which was a real treat, as I could sit back and take in some breath taking views along the way.

Thank you Canada and hopefully it won’t be long until we return!

BlackBox live at the Braehead Arena, Glasgow.

It was great to catch up and play again with the BlackBox gang at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow on Saturday the 10th of August 2019.

I have worked with them on & off for about 6 years and it’s been quite a while since we gigged, so Saturdays gig was a really fun experience.

Thx to all the 4,000 people who came along to relive those heady days of clubbing in the early 90’s!!!

 

Loreena Mckennitt Mediterranean Tour 2019!

I’ve just recently got back from the last leg of the Loreena Mckennitt ‘Lost Souls’ World Tour and it was simply stunning!

The venues and the audiences were fantastic and the band has never sounded better. The 6 week stint saw us visit Greece, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Germany and France. The weather was perfect and the reception at every show for Loreena & the band could not have been better.

So, thank you one and all for coming to the shows and we hope to see you all again very soon!

 

Loreena McKennitt Spring European Tour!

Well, I have just got back from a 5 week tour of Europe with Loreena McKennitt and the band and wow, what a time we had!

The tour was amazing and all the gigs were in beautiful venues ranging from concert halls to arena’s. The fans in Europe really support Loreena and made the whole trip a very memorable experience for us all.

Playing the Royal Albert Hall in London was a definite career highlight for me and one gig that I’ll never forget!!

BIG thank you to all the drum companies that I endorse for their complete back up whilst I was out on tour, and I look forward to playing all the same products on the next leg of the ‘Lost Souls’ world tour which starts in June.

Check Loreena’s website for more details: https://loreenamckennitt.com/tour/

Here are some pics from the tour.

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.