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Ralph Rolle (CHIC)

The LoftVenue: The Loft

Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

Doors: 7:30pm - 11:00pm

Admission: €15 - Buy Tickets Now!

The Grand Social presents…

An Intimite Evening & Drum Masterclass with

Ralph Rolle (Chic)

Wednesday February 22nd

Doors: 7.30pm

Adm: €15 (online: www.tickets.ie)

Drum Clinic – Q&A – Live performance – Banter – Live Jam Session.

Ralph is best known as Chic’s drummer (yes, that’s him singing Lets

Dance!) but he has also played with Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Erykah

Badu, D’Angelo, John Legend, Elvis Costello, Smokey Robinson & many

more. Tonight sees this legend of the sticks take to the stage for an intimate

night incorporating a drum clinic, stories from Ralphs incredible musical

journey, some songs, a Q&A and to finish up, a live jam session with some of

Dublins top funk musicians.

Video of Ralph at Electric Picnic 2016:


Ralph Rolle is a drummer from The Bronx New York (Bronx River Projects). As far back

as he can remember he has always marched to the beat of a different drum. He has been

playing professionally since the age of 18 and It is no surprise that with more than 3

decades of professional experience, within the music industry, he enjoys an illustrious

career as a much sought after drummer and producer.

His performance and recording list include Nile Rodgers and Chic (for which he is best

known), Sting, Bono, Bette Midler, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, Slash,

Eric Benet, Erykah Badu, Toshinobu Kubota, D’Angelo, John Legend, Paul Simon, India

Arie, Elvis Costello, Smokey Robinson, Slash, Mickey Dolenz and many more. Ralph also

appeared in the Lady Gaga, David Bowie Tribute in the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in

2016. N.Y.U invited Ralph to be guest speaker to classes of graduating students where he

utilized his lesser known talent as a motivational speaker. The drum clinics that he

delivers are sessions in music and life, which attract not only drummers but all types of

musicians, singers and those who are interested in growing in a positive way. He has also

delivered masterclasses in his craft as well as being L.A .Reid’s personal drum coach. In

the last three months, he has delivered drum clinics in Japan, New York and Dublin as

well as delivering an incredible solo performance at the Electric Picnic.

For 14 seasons, Ralph was the Drummer for NBC’s ?It’s Showtime at The Apollo” with Ray

Chew & The Crew and have also played on “The David Letterman Show?. In 1990 he

founded Phat Kat Productions, Inc., a music production company. For more than 18

years, Phat Kat Productions has produced and arranged both orchestral and vocal musical

segments for commercials such as Nike, Burger King, Miller Genuine Draft, and Dark &

Lovely. Movie soundtracks credits include: Beat Street Sound Track, Love Jones Sound

Track, On the Ropes Sound Track (nominated for an Academy Award), Going In Style

(coming in 2017). Ralph was a band member in the recent remake of the movie, Annie

Ralph also owns a highly successful bakery business which operates in New York and

Tokyo, called The Soul Snacks Cookie Company. His desire is to motivate and inspire

others to pursue and to live their dreams


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