Dave De Rose is an Anglo-Italian multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer & educator based in London.
Since moving to the UK from Rome in 1996 he integrated into the London music scene making waves live and on record with many well known & most interesting projects.
Studying Jazz at The Guildhall he graduated with distinction (2021-2002) consequentially proceeding to extensively tour around planet earth with popular music bands Moloko (2003-2004), Roisin Murphy (2005-2008) Mark Ronson & The Business International (2010-2011), Mulatu Astatke (2010-present), Rokia Traore (2013-2014) and recorded drums for Bastille (“Flaws” &” These Streets”), Jamie Cullum (for BBC St. Pepper tribute radio series “Being for the Benefit of Mr.Kyte”), Roisin Murphy (“Hairless Toys” and “Up to Monto” LPs) Scroobius Pip (“Let Em Come”, “Little Soldier Boy”).
Over time he began to shift away from session work, becoming more deeply involved with self-built underground projects such as Electric Jalaba (Independent/Strut Records), Flying Ibex (Bomb Shop/Best Laid Plans), Vula Viel “Good Is Good” (Independent), Pokus (Stac), Forest Binary (independent) & The Day Goes (DDR records), Trio Tekke (independent/River Boat Records) and his own productions as Dave De Rose, Agile Experiments and Rave At Your Fictional Borders (DDR records).
His project Agile Experiments, has released 11 LPs that have been well received by the underground experimental jazz vinyl community world-wide. Within it's first year, it caught the attention of the British Library's “Sound Archive” project that requested to have it on catalogue in order to archive and preserve the music as part of the nation's audio and cultural heritage.
Athens based project Rave At Your Fictional Borders has just released it's first introductory work both in live performance video, audio and 10" vinyl formats. With a second EP due in November 2023 and a full album in 2024.
Dave is endorsed by Sonor drums, Zildjian cymbals & Protection Racket cases.
photo by Bill Mudge