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Analogue slut. Digital age.

Rob, Bob Mr. Bob.
20 December 1980
Robert Christopher Malkowski was born December 20th 1980 in Nottinghamshire England to Ray and Veronica Malkowski.

Grandson to a Polish wartime immigrant.

Growing up as a child, Bob showed an aptitude towards physics, and music. Two key influences that were to play an important role in his future.

At the age of 7, Bob began piano lessons, and within the space of 5 years had also learned to play guitar, bass guitar and drums. The latter of which were to become a key instrument to Bob, drumming and rhythm always being a natural aspect of Bob's musicianship.

Whilst growing up, Bob listened to a wide variety of music from classical through 60's rock 'n' roll, hard rock and electronic music. Bob's diverse interest in musical genres continues to this day, although Rock, Industrial and Electronic music persist in being staple elements of Bob's musical make-up.

Taking a love of electronics, Bob became ever more interested in the mechanical technicalities of sound and recorded music. This led to many experiments with tape recorders, microphones etc. And in time led to a three year university degree study into Music Technology.

Upon leaving university, Bob worked briefly for the Tussauds group as a theme park technician, working on sound and lighting systems as well as technical stage management.

However, inevitably, a move to London would be necessary in order to pursue further avenues into the music industry, and following a posting to Classic Sound ltd. Bob moved to London in the summer of 2003 where he since set up permanent residence.

Engineering history

Classic sound Ltd.

Assistant engineer on numerous projects including St. Petersburg Philharmonia conducted by Maestro Gurgiev 'nutcracker suite'.

Also, assistant engineer on 5.1 mix of Luciano Pavrotti 'Ti adoro'.

Live sound

Continuing freelance work at venues including:

Electrowerkz, Angel. The Garage, Highbury. Numerous artists including Alec Empire, Combichrist, This Morn Omina, Converter and many other professional acts.

Recording History

Have recorded as a drummer with a number of the world's top producers including:

Tore Johansen (Franz Ferdinand, Cardigans etc.), Jeremey Wheatly (Sugababes, Good Charlotte, Goldfrapp etc.), Stephen Hague (New Order,
Pet Shop Boys, Erasure etc.)

Am profficient in disciplines of acoustic and electronic drums, owning a small collection of perscussion including Premier acoustic drums, Zildjian cymbals, and a selection of modern and vintage electronic percussion (Roland, Simmons).

In Summer of 2006, completed 2 years as a full time memeber of electro-pop outifit The Modern (www.themodern.co.uk).

Acheievd a top 40 hit, and completed over 200 succesful gigs includins, The Garage - London, Reading and Leeds Festivals and Manumission Ibiza.

Current news

In July 2006, joined New Skin New Skin for their support slot on Gary Numan's U.S.A. tour.

Currently available for session work and Engineering commitments both live and studio based.

Should you wish to contact Bob with regard to possible professional engagements, please e-mail:

Bobster63@hotmail.com Mail is checked daily