Rob Brandon is a drummer and percussionist originally from Boston, Massachusetts; currently residing in Denver, CO. His passion for music, specifically rhythm runs very deep. Rob has been playing music since the age of six. He began playing piano and then switched to drum kit when he was twelve years old. While growing up, he took drum lessons from talented Berklee graduate Lou Lacava and graduated with a degree in percussion performance and recording arts from the University of Colorado Denver in 2016. While at CU Denver, Rob studied for five years with his teacher Thomas VanSchoick. Vanschoick who studied for many years under world renown percussionist Michael Spiro has given Rob an extremely dense pallet of Afro-Cuban percussion skills to work with. This includes extensive knowledge on congas, timbales, bongo, bata, shekere, and more. Along with his work with Vanschoick, Rob has done additional drum set studies with Pete Ellingson and Todd Reid at The University of Colorado Denver.
Throughout his career, Rob has worked with or attended clinics hosted by: Michael Spiro, Ruben Alvarez, Jose Espino, Todd Reid, Pete Ellingson, and Allison Miller. He also does session work in Denver, CO, recording and sitting in with various bands around town on either percussion or drum set. He has played alongside artists such as Todd Rundgren, Jose Espino, Peter Stoltzman, Megan Burtt, Pete Ellingson, Doug Krause, Owen Kortz, and more! Lastly, Rob is the resident percussionist in a few bands around Denver; the up and coming electronic trio Spectacle and the funky fresh sounds of Fancy Sauce.