Drummer for Gary Lewis and The Playboys
dwdrums, Diril Cymbals, Scorpion Percussion, Alclair Audio Endorser
Rochester, NY 1968, Bobby was born into a talented, musical family – his parents were involved in the highly renowned art form of DRUM CORPS. Bobby began his love affair with drums at the age of 5. He learned and honed his craft in Drum Corps and private instruction, and studied under Ruth Kahn at the Eastman School Of Music.
Bobby has been seen all over Rochester, playing in several rock groups & show bands including Evolution, Why Not, Kamyleon, Gravity Box, Reality Check, East Coast Connection, 3FU, Coil, The Long Live Rock Show, Mr. Hand, Jeff Cosco Band, 6 Degrees, and D DRIVE.
Through Bobby’s years in D DRIVE, he got to open for several big name acts such as Rik Emmett, Queensryche, and REO Speedwagon. A highlight of his musical career with D DRIVE was helping to create the first known 3D packaged album: titled “D DRIVE 3D”, a driving rock album, and collaboration with friend, bandmate, and former lead singer of Talas, Phil Naro, and guitarist Don Mancuso (Lou Gramm, Black Sheep).
Over the last 6 years, Bobby has also played with top recording artists and amazing musicians LOU GRAMM, MITCH RYDER, LA LA BROOKS OF THE CRYSTALS, & DENNIS TUFANO OF THE BUCKINGHAMS. Bobby has been the drummer for Liberty Recording Artist Gary Lewis and The Playboys for the last 9 years. Having played for all of these artists has given him the chance to learn, grow, and experience many levels of performance. When not on the road touring, Bobby is one of the drummers for Lakeshore Community Church Worship Team in Greece, NY.
Bobby is an endorsed artist with dw drums, Diril Cymbals, Alclair In-Ear Monitors, Scorpion Percussion.
Bobby is known for his work ethic and having the ability to always give the artist what they want behind the drums, which has produced opportunities throughout his professional drumming career - he looks forward to more opportunities in the future!
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