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Bob Armstrong
Bob Armstrong
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Artist Biography

Everything you need to know in one spot.

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Bob turned professional at the age of fifteen and did his first pro gig on a summer season at Great Yarmouth.

Over a playing career spanning nearly thirty-five years he has had the privilege of playing for some of this country’s top artists and also International stars.

They include:

Tom Jones, Cilla Black, Roy Castle (for eleven years) Bruce Forsyth, The Three Degrees, The Four Tops, Elaine Page, Joe Longthorne, Mike Yarwood, David Essex, Morecambe and Wise, Rolf Harris, Peter Skellern, Roger Whittaker, Cannon and Ball, Victoria Wood and so the list goes on.

West End theatre includes:

Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Starlight Express, Mutiny, La Cage Aux Folles and Singin’ in the Rain.

Bob was at one time number one drummer for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Really Useful Group and had the honour to go to Tokyo for him to record the music for the Japanese, Australian and world tour productions of Starlight Express.

Interspersed with all this, there has been a mixture of recording sessions, TV jingles, radio sessions with the BBC Radio Big Band and the BBC Radio Orchestra. Four series of the Victoria Wood Show, French & Saunders series. All the music for the Super Ted cartoon series.

Seven series of the Record Breakers and four Royal Command performances.

Bob has been teaching the drums for over 30 years and because of his vast experience, passion for the instrument and his teaching, this has led him to have the reputation and recognition as the UK’s No.1 educator and is very proud to say that some of the UK’s finest players have come out of the doors of his studio.

He is also very proud to have many of his current students in the top bands in the country, if not the world at this moment in time.

These include:

Steve White (Paul Wellar), Andrew Small (Kylie Minogue), Alan White (Oasis), Andy Gangadeen (The Bays), Chris Dagley (BBC Radio Big Band, Sessions), Guy Richmond (Boyzone), Ian Thomas (Sessions), Pete Riley (Keith Emerson, Sessions, Author), and many more.

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