Rob attends Musikmesse 2015!

Rob was around for the Frankfurt Musikmesse and performed on the Bosphorus stand throughout the week. He was there to promote his new XT Edition cymbal range that is available in the UK to order now. He met many of the European distributors and is talking with them about booking drum clinics around Europe to promote his new range.

The range consists of:

13″ and 14″ Hi hats,  16″ and 18″ Crash cymbals and 20″ and 22″ ride cymbals. 

These sizes are highly use-able and attractive for the ‘live’ and session drummers out there, in other words extremely versatile. You can add them to your existing cymbal set up or use them as a complete set. They compliment the normal Traditionals perfectly and were designed by Rob to be fast and musical, they are real beauties!

* Here are some pics from the week at Musikmesse!

Rob Brian XT Edition cymbals!

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Rob and Emrah Sipahi from Bosphorus.

Emrah and me

 

 

Dave Phillips from Drum Workshop trying the XT Edition cymbals.

Dave from DW

 

 

Rob, Emrah and Hasan Ozdemir

Emrah, Hasan and me

 

 

Mark from Trojan Music the UK distributor trying the XT’s.

Mark from Trojan Music trying the XTEditions

 

 

Rob with the Bosphorus team!

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Dave Phillips, Garrison and Rob on the DW stand!

Dave and Garrison from DW

 

 

Rob finds the Hardcase stand!

ME on the hardcase stand

 

Dave from Hardcase trying Rob’s XT Editions.

Dave from Hardcase

 

Rob and Goran the Macedonian Bosphorus distributor.

Me and Goran

 

The first customer to buy a 20″ XT Edition ride cymbal!!!!

First 20 XTEdition ride customer

Robs Bosphorus XT Edition cymbal range!

Rob and Bosphorus have taken 2 years to work on a new range of cymbals to be added into the Traditional cymbal family. The XT Editions have larger bells and more contour to the shape of the cymbal. The larger bell helps the cymbal project with clarity and weight, yet retains a thin feel to play. They are ideal for many different styles of music ranging from jazz to rock. The range is available to order from dealers in the UK now and in other territories later this year. 

Pics, posters and more to follow……Watch this space! 

 

Rob at the London Drum Show!

Rob was a guest on the Bosphorus cymbal stand at the amazing London Drum Show on Sunday the 9th of November.

He was on the stand to talk to people about the new ranges from Bosphorus and he played a 20 minute drum solo moving through many styles and techniques. The cymbals sounded fantastic and there will be some very exciting news coming next year concerning Rob and his cymbal endorsement!

Here is a short clip of that solo:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhnZiTMOtPw&feature=youtu.be

 

Here are a few pics from the show!

Phil Beazer, Matt Cowley and Rob shameless selfie!! LOL

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Craig Bacon, Rob, Mark Law, Pete Cater, Phil Beazer.

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Craig Fenney and Rob.

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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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David Rhodes 3

Birmingham Drum Fair!

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Rob totally enjoyed his clinic at the UK NDF this year!

He was joined by the amazing Hammond organ/keyboard player John-paul Gard and they performed a 4 song set.

Each track highlighted a style and drummer that has influenced Robs drumming and creativity.

Check this link to watch Robs tribute to the late great Tony Williams, the track was written by JPG and is called ‘Smooth Williams’

(3 more clips to come!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrW1ftbfmFo

 

David Rhodes Tour!

Rob is currently on tour with top guitarist David Rhodes on a short tour of Germany and Austria.

David had just finished a great run of shows with the wonderful Kate Bush in London, now the trio are hot footing it around Europe playing some high energy shows!

If you are around, go check them out!!

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Rob to visit Bosphorus Cymbals!

Rob will be making a journey over to Istanbul to visit the guys at Bosphorus to discuss the Traditional range of cymbals. Rob has been the face of the Traditional range for 2 years and he is looking forward to talking with Emrah and all the guys about new possibilities within this fine range or cymbals.

There could be some VERY exciting cymbal things happening this year, more news on that to follow!!

 

Charlie Jones Gigs announced!

Gigs are being booked for the Charlie Jones ‘Love Form’ project, check the diary on this site for more details!

 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all who visit this site and I hope you find it of interest!

If you have any questions please feel free to email me and I hope you enjoy navigating your way through the different pages here.

Look out for my new Drum Workshop page which is being prepped as we speak, it will have pictures and all the spec on my 2 new DW Collector drum kits.

This year will see many more masterclass/clinics dates and also gigs with The Roandan Trio, The Robert Brian Quartet and the exciting new Charlie Jones ‘Love Form’ Project. There will be plenty of other great sessions along the way as well!!

Please check out the site regularly and I look forward to seeing what 2014 brings!

Good luck to you and have a great year!! xx

Rob joins the Vic Firth artist roster!

Rob has just joined the Vic Firth roster of world famous drummers!

Rob has used their sticks for the past 5 years and is delighted to be excepted as a new endorser.

He uses 5B and 5A wood tip drumsticks on all of his projects and looks forward to working with Joe, Vic and all the great guys at Vic Firth.

http://www.vicfirth.com/artists/art.php?letter=B