Rabea (pronounced ra-bee-ah â€“ â€œBeaâ€ 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 Guthrie Govan and Steve Vai. Some of these influences can be heard when Rabea is wailing away! Rabea has proven himself as an accomplished songwriter, who never fails to produce the goods in a songwriting/producer situation. He has an incredible grasp for the 'Vision' of a song, which has led him to be involved in many great projects, such as working alongside working with Rob Chapman to form the band Dorje, who have entered into the rock/metal music scene with a punch. Rabea has also worked with 2-time superbike world champion James Toseland, and recorded an album with James and Toby Jepson of The Little Angels, named 'Renegade'.Â Dorje's album is due for release in early 2015, along with a solo album and various other music projects.Â 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!