We are very proud to announce the return of Chic's drummer Ralph Rolle with his new project - 'Ralph Rolle & The Funk Patrol'
Ralph Rolle is a drummer from The Bronx New York (Bronx River Projects). As farback as he can remember he's 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, PaulSimon, 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 AnnualGrammy Awards in 2016. 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”
N.Y.U invited Ralph to be guest speaker to classes of graduating students where he utilised 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 type sof 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, NewYork and Dublin as well as delivering an incredible solo performance at the ElectricPicnic.
Ralph Rolle & The Funk Patrol is a brand new project designed to bring you a night of the very best 70's & 80's funk music. The Funk Patrol has been carefully selected by Ralph and Steven McCann (TooFools) in order to find the funkiest cats around town to make up this amazing 8 piece band. "Give Life Back To Music" was Daft Punk's message in 2012 and "Give Funk Back To Music" is Ralph Rolle & The Funk Patrol's message in 2018.