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Robert Brian

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Origin  Corsham, Wiltshire, UK
Occupation(s)  Session musician
Name  Robert Brian

Instruments  Drums
Role  Session musician
Years active  1994–present
Genres  Jazz, Rock music
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Born  1 July 1970 (age 45) (1970-07-01)
Associated acts  Siouxsie Sioux, Hugh Cornwell
Similar People  Charlie Jones, David Rhodes, Siouxsie Sioux, Hugh Cornwell, Modern English

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Robert Brian (born 1 July 1970, Corsham, Wiltshire, England) is an English professional jazz and rock drummer and session musician, most notably for Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees.


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Life and works

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Brian was introduced to drumming at an early age by his father, Ray Brian, who was an in-demand session drummer in the 1960s. His father once played him a video of Buddy Rich which Brian describes as a "defining moment of his musical education" and introduced him to jazz drumming.

He was the live drummer for the Mantaray Tour which consisted of TV appearances, festivals and a world tour.

In September 2008, Brian played on the Siouxsie Sioux DVD, Finale: The Last Mantaray and More Show recorded at London's "Club KoKo" which was released in May 2009. It charted at no. 4 in the BBC Radio 1 Music DVD Chart on the 24 May 2009.

Brian also works as a session drummer and has recently been recording for the band Motorcade. He tours extensively across the world with many bands and has also started to take drum clinics and workshops across the UK and Europe.

Bands and projects

  • Innes Sibun
  • Cancel Silence!
  • The Biggsound Group
  • The Jazz Hymnal Trio
  • Robert Brian's Tribute to the Jazz Drummers (his own jazz quartet).
  • Littlemen
  • Endorsements

  • Sonor Drums
  • Bosphorus Cymbals
  • Hard Case
  • Bop Works Drum Sticks
  • Siouxsie Sioux

  • Mantaray and More Finale (Live DVD) (2009)
  • Single releases 
    Live @ Eiffel Tower (B-sides)
  • "About to Happen" (CD, Maxi) "Here Come That Day" (Live), "Hello I Love You" (Live), (W14 Music) 2008
  • About To Happen (7", 1/2) About To Happen (Live), (W14 Music), 2008
  • About To Happen (7", 2/2) If It Doesn't Kill You (Live), (W14 Music), 2008
  • Innes Sibun

  • Tail Dragger (2007) (Zyx)
  • Farmhouse Blues (2006) (Blues Matters)
  • East Monroe (2001) (Ulftone)
  • Star Dust (1997) (Provogue)
  • Modern English

  • Everything's Mad (1996) (Imago)
  • Hugh Cornwell

  • CCW (1992)(UFO Records)
  • Collaborations

    Peter Gabriel, Hugh Cornwell, Motorcade, Coati Mundi, Andy Sheppard, John Critchenson, Six by Seven, Alan Barnes, Modern English, Derek Nash, Tommy Whittle, Dick Pearce, Jim Mullen, Danny Sheppard, Chris Biscoe, Kenny Lynch, Roger Cook, The Deep Six, Adrian Utley, Herbie Flowers and Ron Matheson.

    Television appearances

    With Siouxsie Sioux

  • Festival Internacional de Benicàssim – 2008
  • Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC1 Season 14, Episode 10 – 2008
  • Later with Jools Holland – 2007
  • Transmission Channel 4 – 2007
  • Taratata 2 et 4 Air Productions – 2007
  • BBC Electric Proms BBC Electric Ballroom – 2007
  • iTunes Festival Eiffel Tower – 2007
  • With Modern English

  • America Morning Show – 1996
  • With CCW

  • MTV Europe – 1992
  • Radio

    With Siouxsie Sioux

  • BBC Radio 1 with Colin Murray Live BBC Electric Proms from the Electric Ballroom. 2007
  • With Kaytu

  • BBC Radio 2 Janice Long Sessions 2007
  • With Innes Sibun

  • Long Island Blues Warehouse New York - April 2009
  • Blues Meets Rock Radio Netherlands - 2008
  • BBC Radio 2 The Paul Jones Blues Show - 2001
  • BBC Radio 2 The Paul Jones Blues Show - 1997
  • Publications

  • Rhythm Magazine "Rhythm Drum Lessons VCD" & "When I'm not drumming..." Summer Issue 2009
  • Rhythm Magazine "The Track" July 2008
  • Rhythm Magazine "Welcome Back" March 2008
  • References

    Robert Brian Wikipedia