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PDClinic with Robert Castelli

September 21 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm | £3 – £15
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Robert Castelli is a master drummer and top educator from New York (via Barcelona). He brings a mix of Big Apple street funk with influences from Jazz, Latin, Brazilian, African & Eastern music together in a truly original way.


This will be a hybrid event. Streamed live with the feed staying active for 7 days after the event.

Castelli is a native of Ossining, New York, USA. Born into a family of drummers (a grandfather, two uncles & his father), Robert learned the basics from his father, who, along with his Uncle, were lifetime members of the NYC Musicians Union,

By high school, having started private lessons as well as classes in music theory, he was playing professionally all over the NY/Tri-State area. He went on to study Theory & Composition, Piano, Guitar, Orchestra Percussion & Drums at the Westchester Conservatory of Music, State University
of NY at New Paltz, and  Drummers Collective NYC. Over the years he has studied with some of the most well known drummers in New York & the world including,  Ed Soph, Gary Chester, Kim Plainfield, Tony “Thunder” Smith, Robbie Gonzalez, Robbie Ameen, Horacio el Negro Hernandez,
and Joe Ascione. 

After several years in Austria, Robert now lives in Barcelona, Spain, where he continues to play and record with well known & up & coming artists in just about every style (Pop, Rock, Funk, Jazz, Latin, World, Musical Theater, etc.) from small clubs to small stadiums.

His playing as a sideman has been written about in The NY Times online, Cadence Magazine, Jazz Halo Belgium, and Drums & Percussion Germany. His 3 Boom releases have received critical acclaim from some of the most widely read magazines and websites in the USA, Canada, UK, and Europe. He has played, with in the States, The Original Chiffons, bassist Lincoln Goines & keyboardist Bill O’Connor. Lincoln & Bill are well known studio musicians but are also known for being the rhythm section for late singer Jon Lucien & Flautist Dave Valentin. Being a vastly versatile musician, Robert shows the importance of playing a diversity of styles as he has played with  Chiffons (a pop “Girl Group”), and the other heavy in Latin, Jazz & Funk groups.

Founding Trio of Boom in 2007, Robert has played with different configurations of ‘Boom!’ over the years, and continues to explore new musical territories as such. In London & the UK, people who have been involved in the group ‘Boom’ are Mornington Lockett, Gilad Atzmon, Dave O’Higgins, Brandon Allen & Greg Heath {sax},- Nic Meier, Francesco LoCastro, Guillermo Hill & Hannes Reipler {gtr} – Patrick Bettison, Davide Mantovanni, Nick Kacal, Neville Malcolm & Jonny Wickham {bass} – Bruno D’Ambra, Sam Leak & Chris Eldred {keys}.



£12 in Advanced

£15 on the Door

£30 Family of 4 (2 Adults and 2 under 16’s)

£3 per Stream


Canon Newton House – Venue for the PDClinic

Canon Newton House is situated in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre above Primark and TKMAXX.

To get there, follow the directions to the PDCave here, when entered into the shopping Centre from the Car park 4 level 10 (or at ground level if walking from train/bus station) use the lift to level 2.

 The Kingfisher Shopping Centre

Our History

February 13th 1973 marked the beginning of the Kingfisher Shopping Centre with the opening of 51 shop units, offices, a restaurant, and two key stores, Boots and Sainsbury’s.

By 12th September 1975 phase two of the development was complete. The centre totalled 144,000 sq ft and boasted an additional 32 shop units, offices, an Ecumenical Centre, an exhibition space named Worcester Square, and two more principal stores, FW Woolworth and WHSmith.

The Worcester Square exhibition space was the heart of the centre. The space featured palm trees which were loved by locals and lead to the Kingfisher tagline ‘shopping under the palms’. They were central to the character of the centre and were a popular talking point throughout Redditch and its surrounding areas. Worcester Square became a valued space for hosting carol concerts, performances by orchestras, and many more community groups.



September 21
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
£3 – £15
Event Category:


Palace Drum Clinic


Canon Newton House
Evesham Walk
Redditch, B97 4EX United Kingdom
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