Rob Herbert has made his mark in the entertainment field as a drum set player, instructor and percussionist. Hailing from Nashville, TN, Rob has performed all over the world, and drummed with Mickey Thomas (Starship), Skip Martin (Kool n the Gang), Tito Nieves (Latin music Icon), and several finalists from The Voice and American Idol. Herbert has also shared billings with countless big names (The Killers, Kid Rock, Smashing Pumpkins, Train, The Black Crowes, etc). When not touring, he resides in Orlando, FL where he can be seen performing live and heard on many local and national recordings. Rob is the founder of “Groove of the Week.com” online drum lessons, and teaches one-on-one lessons in all things percussion! A veteran marching drummer (Music City Mystique, Indiana University Marching Hundred), Rob also teaches Bishop Moore High School’s drum line.
“Herb” is one of Florida’s busiest freelancing studio and live drummers and tours regularly. Upcoming dates include drumming for Huey Lewis, Darius Rucker, and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum.
“Herb” is one of Florida’s busiest freelancing studio and live drummers and tours regularly. He also does lots of session work and recently recorded drums for Tito Nieve’s (Latin music Icon).
In the Summer of 2014 Rob drummed for Mickey Thomas (Starship), Wally Palmer (The Romantics), Skip Martin (Kool n the Gang, Dazz Band), Pia Toscano (American Idol, Jennifer Lopez), Tony Lucca and Amanda Brown (The Voice).
Rob endorses Pearl Drums, Vater Sticks, and Humes & Berg cases.
Herbert has studied with:
Rick Latham – Edgar Winter Group, author of Advanced Funk Studies
Paul Riddle – Marshall Tucker Band
Glenn Symmonds – Eddie Money
Eric Hargrove – James Brown, Sister Hazel
Billy Ashbaugh – Pat Benatar, N’Sync
Dr. John Beckford – Furman University (Percussion Professor, current Dean of University)