Former pupil Rob Hall taking US by storm as part of Catfish and the Bottlemen
18th October 2016

A former Rydal Penrhos pupil is taking the United States by storm as part of Llandudno rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen.

Rob Hall, who left the school in 2011, is a drummer with the chart topping indie sensations, who are currently in the final stages of what has been a hugely successful tour of the States.

They four-piece have drawn rave reviews and played in prominent cities such as New York and Boston.

The group have six dates left on their tour and have sold out venues in Washington and Atlanta before finishing in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Bottlemen will then jet back to the UK to begin a 10-date arena tour, which has sold out all but one venue.

It has been a year to remember for the band, who reached number one in the UK album chart with the second release The Ride.


Lead singer Van McCann, said: “There was no tricks. It was very clear that it’s me singing.

“It’s Bondy playing guitar. It’s Bob [Hall] drumming. It’s Benji [Blakeway] on the bass. Everything we write, we just take it and play it live without needing a lot of tricks and a lot of things like that.

“Songwriting to me is if you could play it in the kitchen at the end of a night out and have the whole kitchen with your friends or family or whatever singing that song.”



Photo caption:

  • Former Rydal Penrhos pupil and Catfish and the Bottlemen drummer Rob Hall (Credit: Gina Scarpino).


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