22nd July 2016 Roman Roth

A quick hello

Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen, pleased to meet you! My name is Roman Roth and I play drums for Simply Red. I have been asked to contribute to the Istanbul Mehmet blog and I will gladly do so. A few details about me: I was born in Switzerland where I worked and lived until I moved to London in 2011. I have been endorsing Istanbul Mehmet cymbals for 14 years now. Currently, I’m on a world tour with Simply Red (sitting in a lovely garden in Venice as I’m typing this) during which we have played to approximately a million people in 85 shows around the globe. My blog will be about life on the road, preparing for a tour/studio, exercises, cymbals, drums, etc. I hope we can have a nice dialogue about things, so if you have any questions/comments, don’t hesitate to send me a tweet @rothdrums! Right, looking forward to this! Stay tuned for my first “real” blog entry… coming to your screens soon.

Sharpen those drumsticks…


For questions, comments or anything else: tweet to @rothdrums

About the Author

Roman Roth Roman was born in Rheinfelden, Switzerland in 1975. He started playing drums when he was nine. From 1993-1998, he studied music at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Zurich. After a few years of teaching at public schools, Roman founded his own music school where he was teaching from 2001-2012. In 2010, he met producer Andy Wright. Andy encouraged him to move to London, which he did in February 2011. He started recording and touring with (singer) Peter Grant and by the end of 2011/early 2012 he recorded the "American Soul" album with Mick Hucknall, which they toured in 2013. In 2014, Roman was invited to record drums and percussion for the new Simply Red album "Big Love". Roman is currently on a world tour with Simply Red. Set-up for Simply Red: 20” Ride Session, 20” Ride Traditional Sizzle, 14” Hi-Hat Traditional, 16”, 17" and 18" Crash Session, 8" Splash Sultan. Roman also plays Radiants, Vezir and more! He proudly endorses Istanbul Mehmet cymbals, Remo drum heads, Agner sticks and Porter&Davies tactile monitors. Roman feels very strongly about his endorsements and would never endorse a company he's not madly in love with.

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