Rohan Bumbra is a professional freelance drummer based in Edinburgh. He has recently completed his final year of University, studying an honours degree in Popular Music at Edinburgh Napier University. Rohan's passion for music began at an early age, where he studied violin in primary school. He soon progressed to the double bass and then finally settled with drums as his primary instrument. During school, Rohan was involved with the school's wind band, string orchestra and the big band. Since moving to Edinburgh, he has been honing his playing by keeping himself constantly busy with work in ensembles and solo projects.
Growing up, Rohan was heavily influenced by drummers such as Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) and Blink-182's Travis Barker. Today, Rohan looks up to a variety of artists such as Benny Greb, Mark Juliana, Aaron Spears, Eric Moore and many more. With this eclectic range of influences, Rohan has been able to develop and refine his own style. Rohan's style has been described as "Incredibly musical" with a "strong emphasis on both technical playing and groove". (Annie Booth)
Rohan is an accomplished sight reader and a strong improviser. As a session musician, he is comfortable in a number of genres, including jazz, funk, fusion and soul, punk, metal, rock and electronic/dance. Rohan believes that versatility and authenticity is key to being a good musician and he strives for this in his work. His dependable and reliable approach to any project has seen him playing with many talented musicians from the length and breadth of the country.
Along with drumming, Rohan is an able and passionate sound engineer and producer. In his first year at university he became fascinated with the production side of music. He began to work alongside his course mates to record, mix and master music. Rohan combines his passion for production and drums with use of electronic pads and live sample triggers.