Noah “Shark” Robertson is a music industry professional and touring musician with over 20 years experience. Noah has toured the world playing the drums, performing international tours and festivals with many of the biggest names in Rock and Metal music. While studying Music Education in College, Noah produced and hosted a live, 2-hour radio show on KTRL-The Planet called Swimming With Sharks. In 2004, Noah began marketing, booking, and promoting bands under the moniker, Swimming With Sharks Entertainment. In 2010, Noah founded Swimming With Sharks Records and began signing bands from all over the world. In 2016, Noah founded Zombie Shark Records and was appointed as Marketing Director of EMP Label Group, headed up by Dave Ellefson (Megadeth) and Thom Hazaert. When it comes to the music business, Noah has done it all. From helping to build brand new School of Rock locations from the ground-up, to selling musical instruments for Guitar Center in high-end markets like Dallas, Texas and Hollywood, California, to writing for various heavy metal publications and music media sites, to teaching music lessons to students of all ages, and everything in-between.
Noah is most notable for being one of the founding members of The Browning (Earache/Century Media/Spinefarm). He is also the former drummer of Motograter (EMP Label Group/Elektra/No Name), formerly fronted by Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch. Notable past acts include Pinhed and Srlsm.
Noah has performed on National and International Tours with Fear Factory, Shadows Fall, Static-X, Ill Nino, American Head Charge, Dope, Hed PE, Flaw, Allegaeon, Winds of Plague, We Came As Romans, Bless The Fall, Stick To Your Guns, Obey The Brave, At The Skylines, For The Fallen Dreams, Straight Line Stitch, UnLoco, Davey Suicide, Like Moths To Flames, Wretched, Legend, Volumes, Thick As Blood, The Devastated, Design The Skyline, and many more.
Noah has performed Major Shows and Festivals with Machine Head, Heaven Shall Burn, Lamb Of God, Children Of Bodom, Suicide Silence, Carcass, Emmure,Trivium, August Burns Red, Aborted, DevilDriver, Carnifex, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Killswitch Engage, Anthrax, Of Mice and Men, Black Label Society, Testament, Hellyeah, Hatebreed, In This Moment, In Flames, Anthrax, Motorhead, Exodus, Suicidal Tendencies, Six Feet Under, Morbid Angel, Vital Remains, Ill Nino, As Blood Runs Black, We Butter The Bread With Butter, I Wrestled A Bear Once, Sum 41, Parkway Drive, Alesana, The All-American Rejects, Andrew W.K., Attack Attack, Breathe Carolina, Breathe Electric, Bring Me the Horizon, The Cab, Call the Cops, The Casualties, Confide, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Emarosa, Emmure, Enter Shikari, Every Time I Die, Eyes Set to Kill, Haste the Day, Moonspell, Haggard, and many more.
Noah has also shared the stage with Periphery, Darkest Hour, Veil of Maya, Revocation, The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Goatwhore, Taproot, SoiL, and many others.
Featured The Browning Music Videos:
“Bloodlust” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_U1ewiQOvE
“Dominator” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYh-RJ2b780
“Time Will Tell” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqwgM3G96YM
“Standing On The Edge” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1zw2MLFGIM
“Taken For Granted” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wWKIthRLWQ
Featured Motograter Music Videos:
Noah has also performed drums, auxiliary percussion, and keyboards for Houston, Texas based band Pinhed; known for wearing battle armor, helmets, and spikes. Other notable touring members have included: Tim Yeung (Morbid Angel, Divine Heresy) and Tony Campos (Static-X, Soulfly). While performing with Pinhed, Noah performed National Tours with Mushroomhead, Brujeria, Vital Remains, and more.
While studying Music Education in College, Noah co-founded Texas based band, Srlsm.
Featured Srlsm Music Videos:
“CIA” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGjiT2xn0yw
“Mechanism” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhV4WfmDRDg
“Dilemma” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xypifZmJOj8
“Dark Matter” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr-08NhDFwo
“Aneurism” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2Nd16S350A
His healthy obsession with sharks and raw aggression on stage have earned him the name, “Shark”. Noah is recognized for his intense live performances, solid time-keeping abilities, and his impressive amount of creative control on the drum set. He is also known for having a passion for all genres of music and a familiarity with multiple styles of drumming.
Noah endorses Dream Cymbals, Xcel Drumsticks, and Tama Drums.