Paolo Rossi

Drummer, Composer

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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01 Say

From the album "Dark Exits"

0101 Say
0222. Valzer delle Bombette
0304 Liar
041. New York
0505 Dark Hate
062. La Villa
0706 Pripyat
085. Omaggio a Marat
0916. Ilse
01017. La Cavalcata dei Giganti

Physical Attributes

Height:
194 cm / 6ft 4in
Waist:
98 cm / 39 in
Weight:
90 kg / 198 lbs
Hair color:
Brown
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair length:
Short
Skin color:
White

Music

Vocal ability

Beginner


Composer ability

Intermediate


Producer ability

Intermediate


Singing styles
  • Rock

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Electronic
  • Classical

I am a self-taught drummer, composer and singer born in Como (Italy) on October, 25th 1981. Throughout my childhood, during the 80s and early 90s, I have been listening to a huge variety of genres, from mainstream pop to rock. Thanks to my father's vinyl collection I got in touch with classical music as well, with Mozart and Cajkovskij being my favorites. I started playing the piano by ear but the real breakthrough happened in 1996: after watching Queen's "Live a Wembley", I built my own drum kit, made of boxes, tins and cans, and started playing drums. In 1998 I eventually bought my first professional drum kit and formed my first band, composing, right from the beginning, original songs. Meanwhile, I expanded my musical exploration, listening to both contemporary (Smashing Pumpinks, Massive Attack, Oasis, Green Day, Verve), and past (Clash, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, John Lennon and psychedelic rock) bands or solo artists. In the late 90s I joined an irreverent punk-band mixing different genres like Punk, Ska, Reggae moving forward to New Wave and Dark, getting to know artists such as Cure, Smiths, Radiohead, Sister of Mercy and Depeche Mode. From 2003 to 2008 I took a hiatus from bands and live performances, focusing mainly on instrumental music and movie scores. I got back on the road from 2009 to 2013 touring Europe with different bands and releasing two EPs, one LP and a live album. I definitely started off my solo career in 2013, working with three theatre groups as composer (CUT, Petit Soleil and Teatro degli Sterpi, the last one being set up by myself along with longtime soul sister Valentina Milan) and releasing three soundtracks albums from three different shows ('Marat/Sade' by Peter Weiss, 'The Mountain Giants' by Luigi Pirandello and ‘Faust' by Fernando Pessoa), plus many other compositions from other productions. In April 2018 I released my debut solo album 'Dark Exits’.

Here my Soundcloud profiles:
https://soundcloud.com/user-528093570 (Dark Exits Album)
https://soundcloud.com/user-391215878 (Theatre Shows Soundtracks)

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