I am a musician — if you can call a drummer a musician. Perhaps I am an exception as George Worthmore, founder of The Blues Room and an excellent musician in his own right said of me, “[Rob] is one of the most musical drummers I’ve ever heard.” Most of my experience is in Rock and Blues, but I have played drums in Jazz bands, percussion in orchestras and I dig my Funk and Hip-Hop.
I love playing and recording live, but I also program/produce beats. Even when I want an organic sound, I often find that programming is the best option because I can hand-select the sounds that work best in the song. More often than not, my drum tracks are a combination of live and programmed drums and percussion. Whatever it takes to maximise the awesomeness!
I currently play with a local Rock band called Beautiful Losers.