|Who's Bob Masucci|
Bob Masucci. is a performing drummer and drum teacher from Roselle Park, New Jersey. He studied privately under various teachers including Ron Spagnardi from 1974-77, who then, owned a local music store, The Music Scene, on Broad street in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Ron Spagnardi is well known for creating the famed Modern Drummer Magazine and was a big influence on Bob and inspiration to become a teacher himself. Others were John Schlesinger of JS drum studio from 1977-80, in Maplewood, NJ.,and, attending Kean College, percussion studies were with Paul Price. Also, he studied with Joe Nevola of Big Beat Drum Studio in Neptune, NJ, and is currently studying guitar and jazz theory & concepts with Sandy Renda of Belleville, NJ (www.sandyrenda.com)....You're never done learning.
Currently Bob teaches from his home studio in Roselle Park. He has been teaching drums since 1995. His teaching program focuses on developing reading skills as well as drumset and classical percussion techniques. Many of Bob's supplemental lesson sheets are available for downloading from this website.
Bob has been performing steady on the club scene since the early 80's with various bands, playing many different styles. The Cycles was a Top 40 dance band, playing many of the larger dance clubs of the times, there he learned if you can get your audience up & moving on the dance floor, you're doing it right! From the top 40 scene Bob moved to the original clubs with The Hammers (www.hammersband.com). Over twenty years together, The Hammers (Ira Spinrad, Dom Z & Bob) play local clubs on a steady basis. Mixing blues, R&B, soul, a little funk, and rockabilly, again with the concept, keep the audience up & dancing and your doing it right. While always with The Hammers, Bob has played with many other bands on the original/coverband circuit including eight years with Better Off Dead, a jump blues band based in Jersey city (www.betteroffdead.com) These guys are good friends and call on Bob for fill-in gigs with them from time to time.
Currently, Bob is performing regularly with Brian Clayton and the Green River Band and Sandy and the Wanderers. BC&GRB is a country dance band, mixing originals, standards & contemporary country dance covers. BC&GRB plays at many of the northeast's country nightclubs & dance halls. The band also works with the Country Showdown, a nationwide country music performing competition, as backing band for contestants on local and state level competitions. (www.Brianclayton.com) Sandy and the Wanderers, lead by Bob's mentor, Sandy Renda, is a North Jersey institution since 1965! Partys, weddings, festivals and club dates.. it's all about the entertainment! (www.sandyandthewanderers.com)
Bob has recorded with numerous bands, The Hammers, Better Off Dead, The Booglerizers, The Parasites (Punch Lines), Brian Clayton & the Green River Band, and Sandy and the Wanderers are just a few.
Bob is available for performing, studio recording, and fill in situations.
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