Full-time touring & studio drummer who has performed with Billboard charted artist such as Young Bloods and Rookie of the Year; American Idols Jenna Renae, and other various artists; Alaina Cross who has been featured on Fox's "STAR",CMT’s “Music City", and NBC’s “The Titan Games”. My band The Foxies has been featured on CW's "Charmed" and NOW 65.
When I am not touring, I am working from my home studio producing, and mixing/arranging backing tracks for live performances.
Throughout college and my professional career I've been searching for new ways to fall in love with music, some of those are:
Mixing Live backing tracks.
Live arrangements (set flow)
Light Automation/Programming (w/ Ableton)
All of which can be done remotely!
Associates- Music Performance: Monroe Community College
Bachelors- Music Performance: Roberts Wesleyan College
*Studying Drum-set privately at Eastman*
SNARES: 1970's Ludwig Brass Snare, Black Beauty, Pearl Steel Snare and Piccolo Snare. SETS: 1960's Pearl DRUM-SET: 12", 16", 22". C&C custom drum-set; 12" 16", 20". Sonor Martini Kit; 8", 13", 14".
CYMBALS: 22" Istanbul Traditional Ride, 22" Istanbul OM Ride, 22" Dream Bliss Ride, 14" Istanbul Traditional Hats, 14" Sabian HHX Hats, 14" Zildjian New Beats, 15" Zildjian New Beats, 18" A Custom Conversion Hats, 19" Istanbul Traditional Crash, 6" Dream Splash, 16" Sabian AA china.
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Interview with Rob B
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Live Performance: -Drums/Percussion Ableton: -Building backing tracks/Click tracks -Programming Light shows -Arranging smooth and flowing sets Home studio: -Drum tracking or programming -Demoing Music Directing: -Organizing/Running rehearsals
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Justin Timberlake Dre Timberland Charlie Puth Brandon Boyd (Incubus) William Pugh (singer/producer)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My home studio is setup for live drum tracking, and with a mixing booth. I have a variety of drum/instrument mics. My drums collection includes 1970's Ludwig Kit Pearl Master series Kit ...and a variety of Snares/Cymbals For anything I do not have I also work with Will Pugh at Pentavarit studios in Nashville.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My process starts with getting to know the person I am working with, just to understand how to approach our work. I like to know their heart behind the project so we can genuinely represent that feeling. I value others time and my time, so I work as long as I need, to finish a project!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring life and a genuine feel. It is always my heart to make sure a song evokes an emotion. Even from the drums I like my parts to truly represent the feeling that we are trying to portray!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Hard working; I will bleed for my musical projects! I love what I do and I enjoy spending endless hours working on music.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop Indie Rock Metal Pop-punk Fusion Jazz
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Take risks, try new things! You can always hit UNDO.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Justin Timberlake- because he is a genius; he is focused and passionate!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Flexible- I will bend in whatever direction we need to make the music truly sing! I have my opinions and I will let them be known, but my only goal is to make the song feel great, and I'll do whatever it takes to make that happen.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path was to wake up and only think about music- performing, recording, production, and/or education. No matter what is, I just want to work with artists and within the music world! I have been playing music for well over 15 years, and working professionally in the industry for 9 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1- Drum-set (If this counts as only 1 piece) 2- Cello- because I've always wanted to learn. 3- Roland SPD-SX 4- Grand Piano 5- Tape recorder
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ask questions!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your goal behind this project? What does this mean to you?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with new creative minds everyday!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will work hard for your passion!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both- because they both have purpose.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Lany C- A female vocalist; a powerhouse vocalist, with a deep understanding on how to write the catchy melodies you've ever heard.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: The Foxies 2nd EP release in 2019...A rock band from Atlanta called Dogs in Slow Motion ...Sync music for an upcoming DC movie. Performing with various artists based in Nashville