Trombonist, trumpeter, arranger and composer. Currently lead trombone, 3rd trumpet and arranger with The Big Chris Barber Band for the past fourteen years (as of 2011). Formerly with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (under the direction of Mercer Ellington), The Danish Radio Big Band, the Syd Lawrence Orchestra and the Pasadena Roof Orchestra amongst many others. Has toured with many visiting US stars, including Wild Bill Davison, Peanuts Hucko, Ruby Braff, Bob Wilber, Kenny Davern, Scott Hamilton and Warren Vache. Bob has made a speciality out of the "plunger" style originally associated with Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, trombonist with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and today is recognised as the leading exponent of the style in Europe - and possibly the world.