BACK FROM A YEAR OFF IN IBIZA AND HAVING BUILT A NEW STUDIO UP ON NORFOLK COAST EXPECT RECORDINGS WITH SISTER BLISS (OF COURSE) AND WILEY AND TINIE TEMPAH AND THE VILLAGERS, THE YOUNG FATHERS, DJ FRESH, KIKO BUN, PURPLE DISCO MACHINE, UTRB, DAN OWEN,RODRIGO AND GABRIELLA…
ALL SYSTEMS GO –
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 on to sell 2½ million copies, 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 15 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.
Rollo also co-wrote and produced his sister Dido’s first 2 albums, No Angel and Life for Rent, (each of which sold has over 12 million copies).
I know, 600k here, 12 million there-a bit show-offy, but also… pretty impressive.
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, Dido’s most recent (The Girl Who Got Away), and co wrote and produced Paolo Nutini’s latest single,”let Me Down Easy”.