Name: Alessandro Carmelo Roberto ( Al ) or Dr Alan Roberts ( for tax )
Qualifications & Place of Study: The British Academy Of Music London
Favourite show played: Playing live with The Freestylers in Romania back in 2009 along side The Prodigy, Faithless & the Arctic Monkeys
Desert Island Disc: ‘’The Song Remains The Same’’ – Led Zepplin live.
What you love about music: The love, happy feeling & power it gives me & others.
Motto: Work hard, play hard.
Biography: Drumming for a top function band in Dubai for a 6 months contract with Hear & now Entertainment playing 4 x 45mins sets a night. Repertoire of 400 + songs , mixture of styles. (2013 – 14 )
Drumming for the session band ‘Joe Public’ playing 4 x 45 sets a night in a top 5 start hotel in the Kingdom of Bahrain ( 2011 )
Drumming for the band ‘The Freestylers’ on their European tour. Playing on main stage festivals along side some big names such as ,’Arctic monkeys’ & ‘Marylin Manson’.
Also a supporting act for the ‘Prodigy‘ for their European dates. 2009-2010
Worked on the judging panel at Radio Aire for Wireless Festival (June 2006).
On call for The Buzzcocks on their world tour (April 2006)
Studio Drum Technician, MTV2 UK (March 2006)
Studio Drum Technician, MTV UK (March 2005)
Setting up drum-kits for use in the show “School’s Out”, then de-rigging and packing all drums and cymbals up to be sent out to competition winners.
Afro Cuban Beats session, Loop Master Records (Jan 2005)
Session for the Brighton based label Loop Master Records, recording Latin and drum n’ bass beats for Cuban Beats sample CD.