Who got called?
From the street corners of Halifax to the main stage of a nationally broadcast CBC Gala performance Robert played his heart out. He’s shared stages with everyone from The Barenaked Ladies, Great Big Sea, Garnet Rogers, Archie Fisher and James Keelaghan.
His fifth studio album, Stop., features Juno Award Nominees, Winners and a Canadian Hall of Fame member with Clayton Hill (Trooper) Guy Wilson-Roberts, Alexander “A-Train” Boynton (The Payola$), Tobin Frank (Spirit of the West), JW-Jones, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Tony “Wild-T” Springer (Rough Trade, David Bowie), Murray Porter, Tonye Aganaba and Gowan.
The Canadian Hall of Fame drummer for Trooper was born in South Porcupine, ON, then moved to Lions Bay, BC and then Campbell River, BC where his first band was named after the 30 feet tall "Big Rock" that sits on
the shoreline near the south end of town.
Clay honed his drumming skills with a succession of bands, including The Ventures, CCR, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin and Rush to name a few. An education in 'feel', 'dynamics' and the intricacies of the 'shuffle' ensued - playing years of sold out shows with Randy Elvis Friskie, the Legends Of Rock & Roll and the Roy Orbison Story.
In the early nineties Clay played with Brian Howes (song writer/producer for Hinder, Faber Drive, Daughtry and Hedley) and in '95 he began traveling the world with the popular party band, OZONE/Luv Shak. By the time he hooked up with Trooper his list of favorite places in the world included Shanghai, China, Dubai, UAE, Helsinki, Finland, the UK, and Barcelona, Spain.