Bob "ThunderBob" Duda
I started playing drums literally on pots and pans at age 4 but soon out-grew the kitchen floor and onto my first real kit at age 7. Most of my time was spent practicing by putting records on the stereo in my room and playing along. “It drove my family crazy!” (Laughing.) I spent the late ‘80’s in a variety of bands performing throughout the Hollywood club circuit and recording demo’s. In 1992 I joined the band Takara which featured Jeff Scott Soto as guest vocalist & producer. For the next 6 years the band recorded 3 CD’s for worldwide release and received critical acclaim all around. I have written and arranged many songs, one of which entitled “Your Love” made it onto TAKARA’s 1995 release, “Taste Of Heaven”. This song also achieved critical acclaim by European and Japanese radio and was later released as an acoustic version on the “Best Of” CD. Another songs, “Say You’ll Stay” can be found on Takara’s, “Blind In Paradise” CD released in 1998 and the “Best Of” CD.
Been performing in tribute band since 1998, traveling all throughout the US and beyond. Currently performing in 4NR - the Foreigner Experience, Pyromania - The Def Leppard Experience and Aeromyth - the Aerosmith tribute show.
Rock Fantasy tribute show started a 5 night a week run at Hooters Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on January 26 and will run throughout the year. You can see me along with SOULTONE cymbals in the show!
I’ve been using another brand of cymbals exclusively for 25 years and never thought I’d change but made the switch the moment I heard the Soultone cymbals. They give me the sound I need & enjoy listening to every night. Soultone Cymbals are the best!
Rock Fantasy tribute show
Pyromania – the Def Leppard Experience
Aeromyth - the Aerosmith Tribute show
4NR - The Foreigner Experience
14" Custom Brilliant Hi-Hats
16" Custom Brilliant Crash
17" Custom Series Crash
18" Custom Brilliant Crash
19" Custom Series Crash
18" Vintage China
21" heavy ride Prototype
21" Mega Bell ride