We Are Augustines - United States
OverviewRob started playing drums at the early age of 6. His father, also a drummer, never had the opportunities as a child to to grab his passion with both hands so instead, fueled that passion and vision into his son, opening the door for Rob to have a life as a musician.
From the age of 6 years old, Rob was professionally taught by established london based drummers though it was apparent that live experience was key in order for him to improve. His father started taking Rob to london pub Jam sessions at 11 years old, often having to fight their way in, knowing that playing with older and established musicians in a live setting would help Rob leaps and bounds.
Through his teens, Rob played extensively around London, playing with some of the best musicians London had to offer. He went on to study Music at Leeds University and the Kristiansand Music Conservatory, Norway and later relocated to the States in the early 2000's to increase his musical knowledge, to establish The Primms (The band founded by Rob in the UK) and to expand his horizons spiritually.
He had some minor success with The Primms but during the Last 10 years, Rob split his time in the US, primarily based in NYC, working in both studio and live environments. 15 months ago, Rob joined We Are Augustines, a passion filled alt rock 3 piece and, against all odds, have had a successful 2011 and a wonderful start to 2012 with performances on Jay Leno, carson Daly and David Letterman adding to their list of accolades.
It is hard to define Rob's playing style since his background is a melting pot of 60's & 70's pop, Blues, classical, Jazz and Rock. What is clear, is that Rob is an energetic and expressive drummer who exudes confidence and has quickly become a solid foundation for We Are Augustines. There is no doubt that Rob Allen's current journey is his most exciting to date.
Equipment ConfigurationReference Series: Natural Maple
22x18- bass drum
14x12- rack tom
16x16- floor tom
14x5- Reference Series snare (wood)