Anthony Rossomando

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Anthony Rossomando
Rossomando in 2006
Rossomando in 2006
Background information
BornUnited States
GenresPunk rock
InstrumentsGuitar, trumpet, vocals
Years active2001–present
Associated actsDirty Pretty Things, The Libertines, The Damn Personals, Klaxons

Anthony Rossomando (born 21 February 1976) is an Oscar,[1] Grammy,[2] and Golden Globe-winning songwriter.[3]

Rossomando, along with Carl Barât, was a founding member of Dirty Pretty Things.[4] 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 co-written songs with artists & songwriters including Andrew Wyatt, Lady Gaga, Cathy Dennis, D'angelo, Mark Ronson, Lauv, Ellie Goulding, Niall Horan & Jake Bugg.

Rossomando's songs are represented by Concord Music Group.

Life and career[]

Anthony 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 NYC 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 Barat 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.

Anthony also played trumpet on: • Chisel - "Set You Free" (trumpet) • Piebald - "We Are The Only Friends We Have" • The Cribs - "The New Fellas"

"Rime Of the Modern Mariner", Anthonys 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, Anthony 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 and won the category of 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 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 VÉRITÉ Co-writer
2016 VÉRITÉ Underdressed 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$)" Co-Writer
2020 "Make You Dance" Meghan Trainor Make You Dance Co-Writer
2020 "Hurt By You" Donna Missal 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" Co-writer
2021 "Screaming" Jake Bugg Saturday Night, Sunday Morning (Jake Bugg album) Co-writer


  1. ^ "Lady Gaga Wins First Oscar". 25 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Lady Gaga Just Won Two Grammys Before the Ceremony Even Started". 10 February 2019.
  3. ^ "'Shallow' Wins Best Original Song at the 2019 Golden Globes".
  4. ^ Phares, Heather. "Biography: Dirty Pretty Things". AllMusic.
  5. ^ "2018 HMMA Winners". Hollywood Music in Media Awards. 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. Missing or empty |url= (help)
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