Information About Rob - Folkestone teacher
Rob ( SHAM 69 / Pure Assassins ) is back from a 2 year World Tour and will be providing 1:1 tuition during 2009.
from 2006 to 2009 years it was my honour to be a member of Sham 69 which included playing over 200 shows around the globe.
My style gave the band a new sound which grooved a little more than in the past. With Ian Whitewood (drums) it was a privilege to provide a solid rhythm section which enabled a world class band to ‘come through’ strong on stage.
I have played bass for 25 years, and have investigated most styles extensively playing with many bands. My tastes are wide ranging from The Red Hot Chilis to The Beatles to Pink Floyd to Muse.
I recorded 2 albums during my time with Sham:
‘Hollywood Hero’ 07
‘Seriously Ultimate - Greatest Hits’ 08
During 2 years of touring the band played venues right across the spectrum from small clubs with less than 100 people to large venues / festivals with crowds of 20,000+. Many examples of the band performing are available to view on '**Contact Detail Removed**' .
Current projects include album recording and touring with Pure Assassins, an incredible band storming the scene in 2009.
My tutorship style and content draws from this extensive experience to give genuine pro insight in addition to playing styles/ tricks/ theory and Audition coaching.
Before going pro i taught bass guitar in private sessions to students of all abilities and ages. Students appreciate my flexible approach which puts the tastes and preferences of the student in the centre of the teaching process.
LESSONS : The musical tastes and preferences of the student are placed at the centre of my teaching style. Having spent time isolating what these tastes are and what targets the student aspires to, (initial free consultation prior to the start of lesson 1)… i build a programme which will include only the neccessary music theory required to attain final goals. The key to my teaching is to assist the student to access the 'feel' of their target styles by unlocking the techniques and theory (and sometimes the tricks) required to achieve the end product : A professional sound for the listener.
GEAR : I am also able to impart deep experience with regards to equipment and set-up of instrumentation, on stage gear and the realities of getting a pro sound both live and in the studio.
AUDITION COACHING : How to approach, conduct and 'get the job' when going for auditions. (I have a 100% record over 22 years).
NO CANCELLATION FEE : (Providing at least 48 hours notice is given)
WILL TRAVEL : ( negotiable depending on distance )
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- Two Studio albums, and more than 200 sell-out shows during three years with a band who achieved 9 top ten hits.
- More than twenty years experience of playing in a wide range of pro bands.
- I am essentially 'self-taught'.