ROBERT PERKINS

ROBERT PERKINS

 

Basic Background Info

 
Birth: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Band: The Benny Lackner Trio, Michael Buble, Bobby Watson, Tierney Sutton, The Clayton Brothers, Vanessa Rubin, The Benny Lackner Trio, Ingrid Jensen, Toni Braxton, David Sancious, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Eric Reed, Mary Stallings, Chris Botti, Laura Pausini, Leon Parker, Clark Terry Jimmy Heath, Dr. Dre, Charlie Hunter, Benny Lackner, Larry Williams, Chris Pierce
Genres: Rock, R&B, Jazz
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician
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Biography

 
 
A drummer well known for his versatility, Robert Perkins' presence on the touring and recording circuit is growing by leaps and bounds.

Robert Perkins graduated with honors from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and earned a Master’s Degree in Music from the University of Southern California. Throughout his education, Robert Perkins studied with such talents as Michael Carvin, Leon Ndugu Chancler, John Clayton, and Billy Higgins.

Professionally, Robert Perkins worked with the likes of Michael Bublé, Bobby Watson, Tierney Sutton, The Clayton Brothers, Vanessa Rubin, Ingrid Jensen, Toni Braxton, David Sancious, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Eric Reed, Mary Stallings, Chris Botti, Laura Pausini, Leon Parker, Clark Terry Jimmy Heath, Dr. Dre, Charlie Hunter, and Larry Williams.

Robert Perkins also found time to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, The Today Show, Dancing with The Stars, Entertainment Tonight, Live with Regis and Kelly, The View, The Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, Buena Fuente, The Parkinson Show, Wetten Dass..?, The San Remo Festival, The Des and Mel Show, and Pulse.

Robert Perkins also appeared in two music videos: one with Toni Braxton and one with Dr. Dre.

Currently, Robert Perkins regularly performs in The Benny Lackner Trio with Benny Lackner and Derek Nievergelt, as well as with Chris Pierce. Robert Perkins calls these two bands “his closest musical family.”
 
 

Discography

 
 
Album Year Album Name Album Band
1995 Rising from the Plains Jeff Troxes
1998 Intimate Strangers Marcus Poston
1999 Letís Listen To It Ark Sano
1999 The Art of Sound  Vols. 1 & 2 Emile Poree
2000 Charlie Hunter Charlie Hunter
2002 The Bridge Larry Williams
2003 Not the Same The Benny Lackner Trio
2003 We Are Not Separate From the Spirit We are In It Milton Marsh
2003 Sayonara Love June Angela
2003 Evolution Into the Conscious Revolution Lesa Carlson Off Blue
2003 Twenty:Ten Claudia Alexander
2004 The Definitive Standard Jason Goldman Nonet
2005 Static Trampoline Chris Pierce
2005 Raio De Sol Rebecca Kleinman
2006 With Love Michael Buble
2006 Caught in the Act Micahel Buble
2006 Sign of the Times The Benny Lackner Trio
2006 Ballads 2006 Various Artists
2006 Milk & Waste Andy Guthrie
2007 Pilgrim Bobby Lackner Trio
2013 What A Life Erin Boheme
 

Noise

 
 
  • Robert’s influences include Ben Harper, Muhammad Ali, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, and Billy Higgins.
 

Instruments of Choice

 
 

Drums

Drums: Drum Workshop
Cymbals: Zildjian
Hardware: Drum Workshop
Heads: Aquarian
Electronics:  
Percussion:  
Sticks: Regal Tip
 
 

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