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Anthony Rossomando
Rossomando in 2006
Rossomando in 2006
Background information
Born (1976-02-21) February 21, 1976 (age 48)
United States
GenresPunk rock
Instrument(s)Guitar, trumpet
Years active2001–present

Anthony Rossomando (born February 21, 1976) is an American songwriter. Rossomando, along with Carl Barât, was a founding member of Dirty Pretty Things.[1] He previously stood in for Pete Doherty in The Libertines as a touring member. He has also been a live member of British New Rave band Klaxons. Rossomando has won Oscar,[2] Grammy,[3] and Golden Globe awards.[4]

Life and career


Rossomando grew up in Hamden, Connecticut.

After dropping out of university in his first year he relocated to Boston where The Damn Personals were born. Shortly after, The Damn Personals became a mainstay at popular Boston, Providence, and New York indie venues. They also toured Europe and UK once with Cave In.

In 2003, introduced by Isaac Green of Columbia records, Rossomando met Carl Barât in New York City and agreed to fill in for Doherty in an upcoming US tour for The Libertines; this was followed by a trip to London to play Top of the Pops and Reading and Leeds festival. Eight months later he rejoined The Libertines to help support the entire worldwide touring campaign for their self-titled second album. It was during this time when Rossomando and Barât began to formulate their ideas that would later embody Dirty Pretty Things.

In May 2006, Dirty Pretty Things released Waterloo To Anywhere which reached no. 3 in the UK charts, while the first single "Bang Bang You're Dead" peaked at no. 4. The band toured extensively in the UK, US, Europe and Japan.

Rossomando also played trumpet on:

The Rime of the Modern Mariner, Anthony's first film score, premiered at the East London Film Festival in May 2011 with live orchestral arrangement which also went to several festivals including Latitude, SXSW, and Toronto. The film and score received high praise from many publications including the Times and the Guardian.

In November 2007, he played the role of Pete Neon in the first episode of the third series of The Mighty Boosh.

In 2018, Rossomando co-wrote the song "Shallow" with Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, and Andrew Wyatt. It was produced by Gaga with Benjamin Rice. "Shallow" is a song for the 2018 film A Star Is Born, performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. It is the first single from the film's soundtrack and was released on September 27, 2018, by Interscope Records. "Shallow" was nominated for and won Best Original Song – Feature Film at the 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards.[5] It also received a nomination in the category of Best Original Song at the 23rd Satellite Awards,[6] and from the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.[7] It won the award for Best Original Song at the 76th Golden Globe Awards and the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 91st Academy Awards in 2019.[8][9]

Rossomando also penned the song[10] for Disney's version of Jack London's book The Call of the Wild which starred Harrison Ford.



Soundtrack appearances


As producer


Other appearances and songwriting discography

Year Song Artist Album Contribution
2006 "Bang Bang You're Dead" Dirty Pretty Things Waterloo to Anywhere Co-writer
2010 "Waiting" MNDR Feed Me Diamonds Co-writer
"Somebody to Love Me" Mark Ronson feat. Boy George and Andrew Wyatt Record Collection Co-writer
"Glass Mountain Trust" Mark Ronson feat. D'angelo Co-writer
2012 "Montauk" Rufus Wainwright Out of the Game Guitarist
2013 "Harlem Boyz" Andrew Wyatt Descender Guitarist
2016 "Battlecry" Digitalism Mirage Co-writer, vocals
2016 "Battlecry" Digitalism Mirage Co-writer, vocals
2016 "Constant Crush" Vérité Living Co-writer
2016 "Underdressed" Vérité Living Co-writer
2018 "Shallow" Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born Soundtrack Co-writer
2020 "For Now" Lauv How I'm Feeling Co-Writer
2020 "Great Unknown (From The Motion Picture Call of the Wild) X Ambassadors Call of the Wild Co-Writer
2020 "Made (feat. Pink Sweat$)" Sophia Messa Made Co-Writer
2020 "Make You Dance" Meghan Trainor Make You Dance Co-Writer
2020 "Hurt By You" Donna Missal Hurt By You Writer
2020 "How Does It Feel" Donna Missal Lighter Co-writer
2020 "Slow Motion" Donna Missal Lighter Co-writer
2020 "Bloom" Donna Missal Lighter Co-writer
2020 "Carefully" Donna Missal Lighter Co-writer
2020 "How Does It Feel" Donna Missal Lighter Co-writer
2020 "Best Friend" Donna Missal Lighter Co-writer
2020 "Just Like You" Donna Missal Lighter Co-writer
2020 "Who Loves You" Donna Missal Lighter Co-writer
2020 "I'm Not Ready" Donna Missal Lighter Co-writer
2021 "Call on Me" RAYE Call on Me Co-writer
2021 "Bottom Line" Dennis Lloyd Some Days Co-writer
2021 "Day In Day Out" George Cosby Day In Day Out Co-writer
2021 "Screaming" Jake Bugg Saturday Night, Sunday Morning Co-writer
2022 "My Brother" Sam Tompkins Who Do You Pray To? Co-writer
2022 "Love Me For Me" MASN Co-writer
2022 "No One Saving Me" Ewain Mainwood Broken Co-writer
2022 "The Joker" Liam Gallagher C'Mon You Know Co-writer
2022 "My Man" Winona Oak Island of the Sun Co-writer
2022 "Puffer" Cautious Clay Co-writer
2022 "All By Myself" Alok, Sigala feat. Ellie Goulding All By Myself Co-writer
2022 "Sarah Tonin" Cautious Clay Thin Ice on the Cake Co-writer
2023 "Cure For Love" Ellie Goulding Higher Than Heaven Co-writer
2023 "Like A Saviour" Ellie Goulding Higher Than Heaven Co-writer
2023 "Temptation" Ellie Goulding Higher Than Heaven Co-writer
2023 "Tastes Like You" Ellie Goulding Higher Than Heaven Co-writer
2023 "Runaway" Fred Roberts Single Co-writer
2023 "Twisted" Sam Nelson Single Co-writer
2023 In Plain Sight Matilda Mann Single Co-writer
2023 Bloom Aidan Bissett Single Co-writer
2023 Psychedelic Kisses Tom Grennan Single Co-writer


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  2. ^ "Lady Gaga Wins First Oscar". 25 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Lady Gaga Just Won Two Grammys Before the Ceremony Even Started". 10 February 2019.
  4. ^ "'Shallow' Wins Best Original Song at the 2019 Golden Globes".
  5. ^ "2018 HMMA Winners". Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Archived from the original on November 15, 2018. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "2018 Saturn Awards Nominations" (PDF). International Press Academy. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 30, 2018. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Announces Its 2nd Year Nominations". Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society. December 3, 2018. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "Winners & Nominees 2019". Golden Globes. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  9. ^ Macke, Johnni (24 February 2019). "Oscars 2019 Winners: The Complete List". E! News. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  10. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "X Ambassadors - "Great Unknown" (From the Motion Picture 'The Call of the Wild')". YouTube.
  11. ^ Shaord, Catherine. "SXSW 2011: Interview with The Rime of the Modern Mariner stars". The Guardian. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |url= (help)