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Rob Hall enjoys huge summer with Catfish and the Bottlemen

Rob Hall enjoys huge summer with Catfish and the Bottlemen

A former Rydal Penrhos pupil has enjoyed a hugely busy summer as part of the chart-topping group Catfish and the Bottlemen.

Rob Hall, who left the school in 2011, is a drummer with the four-piece indie sensations, who have headlined and played at a host of high profile gigs to further enhance their reputation as one of the best live acts in the country.

This included a phenomenal headline set at Glasgow's Summer Sessions event, which also featured Twin Atlantic, DMA's, Peace, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and Neon Waltz.

The Llandudno rockers were on top form and, with the crowd in the palm of their hand, rattled through hit after hit from debut album The Balcony and acclaimed follow-up The Ride.

Highlights from the set included openers Homesick, Kathleen, Soundcheck plus the Scottish debut of new tune Fluctuate.

Rob and the group will now turn their attention to their autumn and winter shows, which begin with a special event at the SSE Arena Wembley on November 2.

They will then make the long trip to Australia over the festive period for a four-day stint at the Falls Festival, which will see the Brit Award winners play at venues in Marion Bay, Lorne, Byron Bay and Freemantle.

Director of Music Pete Williams, said: “We are always thrilled to see our former pupils go on to great things, and Rob’s success is really inspiring the next generation of talented musicians we currently have living and learning here at Rydal Penrhos.

“Life as a rock star is an incredibly busy one, but the group are really making a new for themselves on a global stage which is a testament to how far they have come in a relatively short space of time.”



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