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 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!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.