Online drum lessons!

Online lessons are available now for all drummers out there looking to improve technique, musicality, timing, feel, studio experience, soloing, or maybe you want to talk about how to get on in the music industry. I can cover all these topics and more, including chatting about the artists that I’ve worked with and pass on lots of pro’ muso tips.

Email for further info and word on the special rates that I’m offering in these troubled times.
I look forward to hearing from you.

Email: robert.brian70@gmail.com

Recording My Solo Project!

I have been working on some music over the past 3 years, secretly beavering away writing stuff on my laptop between tours, sessions and life!

These ideas and songs are finally seeing the light of day and I’ve started putting ‘live’ drums down and running sessions with various friends coming in to play on tracks. I am thoroughly enjoying the process which I’m doing here & there in-between everything else that I’m involved with.

I am hoping an EP will be available over the next few months, so watch this space and I look forward to sharing it with you.

Rob x

The Palace Drum Camp.

I really enjoyed the Palace Drum Camp in February, it was bliss to spend so much time in the company of so many great drumming friends and enthusiastic drummers.

It was 3 days of drumming, laughing and top conversation with everyone who attended. It is heart warming to know that drummers are still the only muso’s that really love sharing their knowledge and stories with each other. There are no secrets or ‘hey man, that’s my lick‘ type stuff, just everybody spreading the drumming love!

Along with myself it was Pete Cater, Ian Palmer, Garry Allcock and Matthew Green all giving masterclasses’ and workshops.

Matt Green the organiser is a legend and I hope that we do the same again next year, if you didn’t come along then sign up for the next one you will not regret it!

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!) 

 

 

Instinct Sounds drum clinic.

It was great to perform a masterclass in my local area a few weeks ago for the drum students at Instinct Sounds in Chippenham. It was another fab evening meeting drummers of all ages and levels, great questions were asked and it was a very interactive crowd. I hope to return again to perform some more workshops with organiser & owner Joseph De Berker.

Watch this space!

 

Rob visits Barnsley’s drummers.

I really enjoyed visiting Barnsley and performing a workshop and masterclass for many up and coming drummers in the area. It was a great trip and I met so many enthusiastic young drummers who all played so well!

Local drum tutors Keith Ramskill and Bob Wynne were there with their pupils and helped make the evening such a great success. Alex Francis at Barnsley Music Hub arranged the evening with Keith and I can’t wait to travel back up and play for all those guys again…Keep on drumming guys and good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

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!

I had a great time at the Swan Theatre in Yeovil last week and a BIG thank you to all who came along. It was a great crowd and we got into some really interesting drumming stuff, a real pleasure for me to perform and chat to such an awesome crowd.

 

Ryan and Nick at Drum Dog were awesome hosts and everyone at the theatre was superb and made my stay very enjoyable. Ryan and his partner Kelly were ace and the ghost of the theatre, Annie, didn’t cause any mischief or strife during our performances….Phew!!

I look forward to returning again and please contact me if any of you who attended would like the PDF’s of the exercises that I was talking about.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Rob moves to Vulcan Cymbals.

On my return from South America with Loreena, I decided it was time to move on and try out some new cymbals. The Vulcan Cymbal company had approached me and sent some really great sounding cymbals, so I tried them out and loved them, so decided to sign up!

The ranges that instantly stood out to me were their Etna range, White Masters, Antique and Dark Masters. I selected 2 sets for ‘live’ and studio and I’ve gigged and recorded with them and they sound amazing. I recommend all drummers to check them out asap, you’ll be very surprised at what you see & hear!

Website: http://www.vulcancymbals.com/it/