Rabea (pronounced ra-bee-ah – “Bea” for short) was saturated with music from a very early age.
As soon as he could walk, Rabea was smashing away on a drum kit. At primary school he formed his first band, playing drums, aged 7. He has since taught himself several instruments, and has found that his real passion lies in guitar. He has been playing guitar for 8 years, and has packed many years of composing, studio and gigging experience in this short time.
From playing drums, Rabea has adopted a strong sense of rhythm and uses this skill to execute his tight funk driven style. Influenced by many great musicians including Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme, Joe Satriani, and Dimebag Darrell of Pantera, alongside smaller influences such as John Petrucci and Steve Vai, Rabea’s eclectic taste shines through when playing his guitar.
Rabea has now embarked on a new approach to the music industry by attending the Academy Of Contemporary Music to push his musical and creative output as far as possible alongside his fellow band mates. Through this he has gotten involved in several big projects. Alongside working with Rob Chapman to form the band Dorje, who have entered into the rock/metal music scene with a punch, Rabea is also working with 2-time superbike world champion James Toseland who is about to record his debut album.
Rabea has made a promise to himself to never work in an office again, and it looks like he won’t have to with his musical ventures ahead!