This week, I was very privileged to be able to interview Top Session Drummer and Drum Clinician, Rob Brian about the aspects of being a confident drummer. Having played for Siouxsie Sioux, Black Box and Modern English and taught extensively to all age ranges and abilities, I have always found Rob to be inspiring and I had the pleasure of working with him for about 5 years, establishing the instrumental syllabus at City of Bath College which has contributed to the success of BA1 Records and the amount of drummers from college who have entered the profession since benefiting from Rob’s Tuition.
In this 3 part interview, Rob touches upon key areas relating to:
- performance mind set,
- practicing for soloing,
- dealing with tricky people,
- handling difficult gigs,
- playing styles outside of your comfort zone and gives some
- top tips for any performer, regardless of experience or ability.
I am very grateful for Rob for giving up his time and energy to share such gold dust with us. You can find out more about Rob Brian at http://www.robertbrian.co.uk
Here is Rob Brian on Jonathan Ross with Siouxsie Sioux