Bob Raleigh has 45 years of self taught experience on the drum set. Bob played in his high school concert band under the direction of Al Letzler, former trombone player for the Tommy Dorsey Band. During that time he began his professional career sitting in for established bands that were playing private parties and other venues. He also played for the Queen City Cadets Drum and Bugle Corp. After graduation and a stint in the United States Navy, Bob played with Livingston Road, which was a classic R&B band. He then joined the Gathering, which was a Top/40 band and traveled the west coast playing hotel and dinner circuits.
Upon returning to Cincinnati to raise his family, Bob played at the Dixie Electric Company which was a Disco and Country venue. He also joined the Scar Band who often fronted Cincinnati Slim and the Headhunters playing R&B. Adding to his eclectic style, Bob played with The Franz Klaber Orchestra, which was a German folk band playing various events to include Oktoberfest Cincinnati. His last stint was with the Classix, which lasted 20 years playing Top/40 Classic Rock, Big Band, and Motown. The Classix played for private parties in the Tri-State area at such venues as the Phoenix, The Cincinnati Club, and the Hyde Park Country Club to name a few.
All of the experiences, his natural talent, and passion for drumming, have contributed to Bob’s amazing versatility and ability to play all genres. Bob has given private drum lessons in the past and enjoys sharing his knowledge, skills, and expertise on the set