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!

Drum Dog presents Robert Brian Drum Clinic

Drum Dog & Waterloo music in Yeovil are putting on a clinic with me on Monday September the 23rd at The Sawn Theatre in Yeovil.

I will be demonstrating new and fresh ideas from my next educational package ‘Technique & Musicality’ Volume II, and there will be a Q&A and plenty of opportunities to learn and take away plenty of new and useable drumming material. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, I guarantee there will be lots to check out!

There will also be some give aways as well from Hardcase, Remo, Cympad, DW and others. So bring along some good questions and you can win yourself some top drumming goodies!

It’ll be a great night of playing drums, talking drums, trying out drums and simply living drums!!

See you there, it’s not to be missed!

 

Tickets and information:

Online: www.waterloomusic.co.uk

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/robert-brian-in-clinic-tickets-63400616952?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Phone: 01935 507330

Cost: £10.00

Venue: The Swan Theatre, 138 Park St, Yeovil BA20 1QT

Doors: 7:30

 

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.

Rob wins a Grammy!!

 

I am delighted to announce that Italian singing sensation Laura Pausini won a Grammy!

I played on 2 tracks on her album ‘Fatti Entire’ which was a number 1 hit and triple platinum seller. She was up for a Grammy back in 2016 and we missed out that time, but 2018 proved to be Laura’s year and she bagged a Grammy for this great sounding record. This is the second time I’ve worked with Laura and I hope to work with her again in the future. 

The other great musicians on the tracks that I played on were Charlie Jones on bass, David Rhodes on guitar, Angie Pollock on piano & keyboards and Davide Rossi strings and some arrangements. The sessions were produced by the amazing Rik Simpson (Coldplay, Kasabian, Jay-Z) and engineered by the ever wonderful Mark Frith.

Here’s to the next one!

 

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/

 

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!