Dave De Rose is an Anglo-Italian multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, educator & sound engineer 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 winning the Carlton Cranberry Award.
He has extensively toured 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 Dave De Rose and Agile Experiments (DDR records).
His latest project Agile Experiments, has 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.
The project has released 7 LPs in three years: “Agile Experiments vol.1”(April 2018), “Agile Experiments vol.2” (September 2018), “London - The Ultimate Guide to Avant-Garde-Step – sides A & B” (June 2019), “Athens” (September 2019), "Alive in the Empire" (March 2020) & "Tiatoma" (June 2020), "Edwards/Nicholls/De Rose" (October 2020).
Dave is endorsed by Sonor drums, Zildjian cymbals & Protection Racket cases.
photo by Bill Mudge