|He's Got the Beat
Rob Ferencz started playing at the age of seven. His first gig was at Belle Tavern in Lower Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania with a band called Reactor. He was filling in for his drum teacher, Mark Mutich. Throughout high school Rob played in a three-piece blues band call Nine Below Zero. After high school Rob spent a year at Duquesne University studying Jazz Performance. In 1992 he went on the road with country act, Ryan McNeil and ended up in Nashville recording for Neil McCoy and Patty Labelle. Rob returned to Pittsburgh in '93 playing live and recording with various local artists till '97, which found him, once again, back in a Nashville studio, this time with the late Jr. Wells.
Rob has played several kits including a Drum Workshop custom and Roland V. He currently plays a 5-piece Gretsch. Rob's style is a mix of David Garibaldi and Steve Gadd. To sum it up in musical terms if you will, call it a solid jazz-fusion gumbo with an Oakland, California feel. Rob spends his free time relaxing at home on his family's farm with wife Shannon and dog, Josh.