The Rob K Band (RKB) lives again?

Well, they say if you want something done right, do it yourself (or GROW yourself someone who can do it the way you want it done). Enter my 13-year-old son, Ryan, at the helm behind the drum kit. Ryan and I have recently been jamming with Rick Harris (the original Rob K Band bassist) just for kicks and giggles. I thought Ryan could use the experience of playing with actual humans as opposed to playing along with his favorite songs where there already is a drummer on the track holding it together. I think we could be on to something! 😉

No, I’m certainly not going to take my 13-year-old out into bars and clubs until 4AM, but I think if we could snag a couple of daytime, family friendly gigs, it would be a pretty fun time for all involved.

Below is a YouTube playlist of some of our rehearsals. When we get together to practice, I throw up a few cameras and also run the whole band into Apple Logic on my MacPro on 5 tracks (two vocals, guitar, bass, drums in software). The Roland TD-4K kit (discontinued) Ryan is playing is simply a MIDI controller triggering samples in Native Instruments Studio Drummer. I’ve done some EQing, added some reverb and delay etc… but the performances themselves are vanilla. You can tell by the mistakes! Lol! So far, Ryan has hit all these songs in 2-3 takes, which left both Rick and I a little surprised. On the original song “Unsung Heroes“, we even saddled him with a click track which was driving keyboard sequences. He acquitted himself better than many so-called “professionals” I’ve worked with over the years.

Aside from the video of the original, we’ve recorded some RUSH, Chickenfoot, Van Halen and Gov’t Mule.

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