Rob Hirons is a drummer, clinician, and educator based in Marseille, France.
He performs hundreds of live shows throughout France and Europe playing such styles as Rock, Metal, Pop, Blues, Country, Reggae, Drum n Bass, and Jazz. Amongst his performance credits are albums and tours with St Christopher, The Rob Donnelly Band, Hengist Pod, King Ivory Blues Band, Watcha Clan, Rona Hartner, Jean Michel Kajdan, Therese Themlin, Hofmann Family Blues Experience and many others.
An active clinician, Rob has performed at drum camps and festivals such as the Tam Tam drum show in Montlucon, the Breizh Drum Session in Rennes, the International Drum Summer Camp in Nevers, and has performed clinics throughout Europe alongside artists such as Carmine Appice, Damien Schmitt, Felix Bohnke, Gérald Manceau, Jean Marc Lajudie, Julien Patoue, Christian Vander, James Kottak, Dawoud Bounabi, JB Perraudin, Mike Terrana, Piwee Desfray, Garry King, Dom Famularo, John Favicchia, Aquiles Preister, Pete Lockett and Massimo Russo.
As a personal drum coach, Rob also maintains a busy teaching schedule at the Wizdom Drumshed in Marseille coaching students in France as well as up and coming players from around the world who travel to the studio for intensive training or take long distance study sessions via the internet.
Rob recently wrote the drum tuition book ‘Groove Facility’ co-produced with Dom Famularo, released on Wizdom Media and distributed worldwide by Alfred Publishing. Rob designed the book to help and guide upcoming drummers to use time tested motion management techniques to produce a modern sound in their groove playing.
Rob has studied drum set techniques with Ray Payne, Ronnie Bottomley, Dave Hassell and Tony Faulkner in England as well as with Dom Famularo at the Wizdom Drumshed in Long Island, New York. He studied at the City of Leeds College of Music where he gained his Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Jazz Studies certified by Leeds University with studies in Composition and Arranging, History and a major in Performance.
Rob endorses Mapex Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks and Evans Drumheads.