XT Edition Cymbals in Rhythm Mag best of 2016 poll!

Rob is very proud to announce that the XT Edition cymbal range that he worked on with the guys at Bosphorus, is in the running for the best cymbals of 2016 in the UK drum magazine Rhythm!

To cast your vote please go to: http://bit.ly/bestcymbals16

Please cast your vote and make 2016 the year for Rob’s XT Edition range of cymbals!


****Studio Drum & Recording Masterclass****

Rob is very excited to announce the first in a series of new & exciting drum masterclasses.

Rob along with Earthworm/Amber Studios in Swindon, invite you to sign up for a day course to learn all about drumming in the recording studio environment. It’s a one day course where you will learn everything from the mic’ing of the drum kit, microphone choices, room placement and understanding the complete recording chain, right through to the tuning of the drums, drum head/kit choice, charting for songs, working with clicks, working on your dynamics/musicality in the studio and much, much more..


All the information you’ll learn throughout the day will help you in a professional/remote studio session and will greatly improve your drumming & drum sound in the studio environment.

The course is £165 and is only open to 4 students at a time so the demand is very high, so please check the upcoming dates and email if you would like to book a space.

Booking now for:

October the 15th 2016 – 10am to 6pm

November the 12th 2016 – 10am to 6pm

December the 10th 2016 – 10am to 6pm

2017 dates to follow . . . .

* For booking info please email: studiodrumday@gmail.com



Rob now doing remote sessions!

As from now we are pleased to announce that Rob can record remote sessions. If you are looking to improve your songs and give them top professional drum parts and sound, then email Rob today.

More information is available here on the ‘Remote Sessions’ page, with a list of drum and recording equipment for you to look over as well.

So, Rob’s 30 year drumming experience is finally now available to be placed onto your music and songs, if you are seeking that quality, then contact him to take your music to the next level.

Rob at Musikmesse!

Rob performed on the Centre Stage at this years Musikmesse in Frankfurt.

The performance was in front of 200/300 visitors to the show and he played solo drums for 30 mins. The set consisted of a 15 minute drum improvisation followed by 3 pieces written by Rob from an upcoming solo release. The drum kit was a DW and the cymbals were Rob’s Bosphorus XT Edition range of cymbals. The crowd enjoyed the performance and Rob even signed a few autographs after the show!

Rob will appear next year at the show and hopefully be part of a larger drummer collective that perform there.




























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! 



Rhythm article/XT review!

LOOK OUT for a ‘Welcome Back’ article that will appear in this month’s Rhythm Magazine here in the UK. They approached Rob about having a ‘catch up’ article as the magazine and Rob have always had a great working relationship. Rob has used Rhythm magazine as his ‘go-to’ publication for breaking news in Rob world ever since they started working together in 2006. The article covers his recent work with French legend Michel Polnareff, and also talks about the exciting new XT Edition cymbal range.

In the same issue there is also a review of his new Bosphorus XT Edition cymbal range.



Michel Polnareff single release!!

You can check out Rob’s playing on this new single by Michel Polnareff now available on iTunes.
It was recorded in Brussels during the summer of 2015 and features his DW kit and the new Bosphorus XT range of cymbals.

Check the NEW video out here:


Rob scores number 1 single in Italy!

The top selling Italian female artist Laura Pausini scored a number one hit in Italy in September with a track called ‘Lato Destro del Cuore’ which Rob played drums on.
It is a classic rock ballad and was a big success…..Rob rocked the bigger DW kit for this session at Riverside Studios in Batheaston, Bath UK.

Also, you will hear his now signature Xt Edition cymbals on this session, the first number one single to feature them!

Here is the official video for the track:

Rob Brian XT Edition Cymbals go global!!

The new Bosphorus XT Edition range of cymbals are now available worldwide!
They are designed by Rob who wanted an addition to his Traditional range of Bosphorus cymbals. So, when he visited the factory back in 2013 he took along his ideas and the cymbalsmiths in Turkey came up with some proto-types that really hit the spot.

So Rob is now proud to announce that the range is available to all!

The sizes are:
Hi-hats: 13″ and 14″
Crash: 16″ and 18″
Ride: 20″ and 22″

These sizes Rob felt best suited both a ‘live’ and studio situation, if you require another size then the Traditional range already exists that you can experiment with and try out.

The sound of the XT’s is very quick, sharp, cutting and they are a lightweight cymbal but still very clear and powerful!!

Try them out now at your nearest Bosphorus dealer…



NEW snare drum solo clip!!

A solo on his DW Collectors snare drum recorded at NAM Studio in Holt, UK. It shows Rob’s love towards drumming greats such as Buddy Rich, Jim Kilpatrick, Ian Paice and Joe Morello. Enjoy the clip and please feel free to write to Rob with any questions.

More new clips to follow!