Happy 25th birthday to Rose Elinor Dougall who celebrates her special day on March 13. Formerly the lead singer of The Pipettes, Rose Elinor Dougall is also a member of Mark Ronson’s super group The Business Int’l. She lends her voice on the fantastic album “Record Collection,” singing on tracks such as “You Gave Me Nothing” and “The Night Last Night.” Rose’s 2nd solo album will be released in 2011. Happy birthday Rose!
If you don’t know Rose Elinor Dougall’s voice as featured prominently on Mark Ronson and the Business Int’l’s 2010 masterpiece “Record Collection,” you’ve got some homework to do!� The tracks “You Gave Me Nothing,” “Hey Boy,” “The Night Last Night” are nothing short of pop perfection!
Rose Elinor Dougall is releasing a new version of her song “Start/Stop/Synchro” on February 28, 2011 via Scarlett Music. Rose’s full length album is currently being scheduled for an Autumn 2011 release. Can’t wait!
On October 12, 2010, I attended a very exclusive performance by Mark Ronson and the Business Int’l at New York’s Greene Space. The show was recorded live for a webcast. Mark Ronson was interviewed about his fantastic new album “Record Collection,” and he talked briefly about the irony of Simon LeBon of Duran Duran singing the lyrics “I only want to be in your record collection,” on the title track as Duran Duran were one of the most successful bands of the 1980s so the chances of his music being in your record collection are great! Speaking of Duran Duran, I asked Mark Ronson after the performance about the new Duran Duran album and he said that it’s hopefully going to be out at the end of 2010 or early 2011! I am so excited!! The band performed “Bang Bang Bang” (with vocals by MNDR and Spank Rock),
“Hey Boy” (with vocals by Rose Elinor Dougall and Spank Rock),
Rose Elinor Dougall
and “The Bike Song” (with vocals by Alex Greenwald and Spank Rock).
Alex Greenwald and Spank Rock
After seeing the band several times in the last couple of days, I am already having withdrawls! I love them all so much. Speaking of Mark Ronson, watch the video for “Somebody To Love Me” (featuring vocals by Boy George and Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow) here.
On October 11, 2010, Mark Ronson and the Business Int’l played a really great show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York. I was fortunate enough to capture a live rendition of two of my favorite Ronson tracks. First is “You Gave Me Nothing” from Ronson’s latest album “Record Collection.” The studio version features vocals by Rose Elinor Dougall and Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt. The second song is the Smiths cover of “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before” from Ronson’s “Version” album. The studio version of that featured vocals by Daniel Merriwether. Both of these tracks are sung live by Rose Elinor Dougall and Phantom Planet’s Alex Greenwald.
Perhaps you are not familiar with the name Rose Elinor Dougall? I think that is about to change immediately. The singer has joined Mark Ronson’s band The Business Int’l and one of the songs she appears on (“You Gave Me Nothing” – which also features vocals from Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow) from the album “Record Collection” is poised to be an international smash. The song is extremely catchy and though the record has been out for just a few short weeks, I’ve already listened to that song over 50 times! I’ll be posting a live video from Music Hall of Williamsburg of Rose singing “You Gave Me Nothing” which morphed into Mark Ronson’s famous Smiths cover of “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before.” It sounded great! I’m praying that Ronson will produce a full album for Rose, so keep your fingers crossed. When I met her, she was extremely nice. Thanks again Rose and I cannot wait to see your name in lights!