BACK FROM A YEAR IN IBIZA, BACK FROM CANCER, BACK FROM CHILLIN AND- HAVING BUILT A NEW STUDIO UP ON NORFOLK COAST- BACK TO WORK !
2019- FOUR ALBUMS TO COME – THE MOST MUSIC RELEASED IN MANY, MANY A YEAR.
Rollo was born in London to an Irish publisher and English poet. He studied Philosophy at York University. In 1992 he made his first record; Felix’s ‘Don’t U Want Me’, in a garden shed in Packington Street, Islington. He charged £300 for his production skills and the use of his (very little) studio – he thought this was a good deal. The record went top 3 pretty much everywhere in world (selling millions of copies in the process ) allowing him to give up his day job as a gardener and make music.
The 1990’s was a decade of dance music and Rollo was involved in some of its finest moments: Felix, Usura, Kristine W, Sister Bliss, the Rollo Goes series, Gloworm, O.T. Quartet and Frankë – creating hits here and in Europe.
In 1996 he teamed up with Sister Bliss and Maxi Jazz to form the electronic act Faithless. ‘Insomnia’, ‘Salva Mea’, ‘God is a DJ’, ‘We Come One’, ‘Mass Destruction’ followed- 7 albums released and over 20 million records sold.
In 2011, Faithless released their most recent album ‘The Dance’,and over the next year sold 600,000 records and played to 2 million people.
All before this new world of Spotify and streaming ….
Rollo also co-wrote and produced his sister Dido’s first 2 albums, No Angel and Life for Rent, both sitting in the top of best selling albums of all time . Her new album ,Still on my Mind (again with Rollo on production and co-writing duties) is the ,also, the bestselling album by a UK female this year.
In his spare time (!) Rollo produced the first One Eskimo album ‘All Balloons’. He wrote the lyrics for the songs ‘Amazing’ and ‘Kandi’ (which won AAA song of the year in America). He was Oscar nominated for the co write (lyrics again) of ‘If I Rise’ (from Danny Boyle’s film 127 hours), produced the beautiful UntilTheRibbonBreaks debut album and co wrote and produced Paolo Nutini’s latest single,”let Me Down Easy”.
NEW ALBUMS FROM SHEY BABA AND DIDO AND FAITHLESS AND …TO COME