Bob Saydlowski was born in Pittsfield MA and formed his first band at age 13. At age 19, he was a member of the premier rock band in Western Mass., The Zarvis-Allen Band. At 22, he toured and recorded with the late jazz/rock guitarist Joe Beck, and later backed Christopher Cross and Peter Tork. Throughout the 1980s, he was the drummer for various house bands at the renowned Eastover Resort, doing as many as 250 shows a year. Bob was the original "Product Close-Up" columnist for Modern Drummer Magazine with over 100 published articles, and also wrote for other music magazines. From 1989-1995, he was Artist Relations & Marketing Manager for Sonor Drums. His playing experience covers the spectrum from rock, pop, jazz, funk, big band, blues, country, musical theater and more, He has logged over 2,700 shows at venues such as The Kennedy Center, Trump Winery, and The Greenbrier, as well as numerous recording sessions. Some of Bob's recent projects include The English Channel, Forrest McDonald & The Blues Train, The Wrest, Tammi Kamin Band, Doc Grin, Tough Deal. Currently, he is performing with wedding/corporate band Big Ray & The Kool Kats, plus blues bands Blues Flash and Mike Souder Band, and is first-call sub for many other artists and groups in the Mid-Atlantic area. Bob is based in Richmond VA and available for projects, gigs, tours and sessions anywhere in the world.