Eric Rosse

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Eric Ivan Rosse
BornChicago, Illinois
OriginSan Francisco, California
GenresPop, rock, television film
Occupation(s)Record producer, composer, songwriter, musician, mixer
InstrumentsKeyboard, piano
Years active1989–present
LabelsCapitol Records
Associated actsTori Amos, Sara Bareilles, Maroon 5, Birdy, Mary Lambert, Anna Nalick, Gavin DeGraw, Matt Hires, Landon Pigg, Chris Isaak, Lisa Marie Presley

Eric Ivan Rosse is an American composer, songwriter, record producer, and mixer.

Eric started playing piano at age 8, eventually studying orchestration and arranging with Jazz great Joe Rotundi Sr., whose mentorship—along with influences of soul, rock, art pop and classical music—has laid the foundation upon which he continues to build.

After playing in numerous bands as a keyboard player and singer, he expanded on his career by scoring TV and commercials, then going on to produce Grammy-nominated artist Tori Amos' groundbreaking albums Little Earthquakes[1] and Grammy-nominated album Under the Pink.

Since then, he has been instrumental in projects as diverse as Sara Bareilles' album Little Voice,[2] Maroon 5, Birdy, Gavin DeGraw, Andra Day, Mary Lambert[3][4] and Benny Cassette.

Rosse has also worked with Spanish superstars Pablo Alborán and Vanesa Martin. He produced and composed Pablo's Terral, which received a Latin Grammy and Grammy nomination.

Recently Rosse co-wrote with Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson to pen the latter's solo debut single. The song is certified Gold and Platinum in several countries including reaching #1 on the US Dance/Electronic Sales Singles Billboard chart.

Through creative insight and intense focus, Rosse manages to bring impact and powerful appeal to the music he composes and produces, helping to create a unique musical and emotional voice for each project.[5]

Life and career[edit]

Rosse was born in Chicago, Illinois and began studying music at a young age starting with piano lessons. Through his training with jazz legend Joe Rotundi Sr., he came to score an award-winning short film at the age of 17, 'Day's Last Rainbow', which was directed by James Herring. His first professional recording gig was at The Sound Factory in Hollywood, CA in 1980. Rosse was hired there to play electric piano on various R&B recordings, and continued gigging with various bands and musicians around Los Angeles until 1989, when he co-founded EMBR Music with his brother, Michael Carey. They operated for five years under the name EMBR, producing music spots for well-known media entities such as Coca-Cola, TDK, Anacin, Sega, Asics, NY Aids Awareness, NBC and CBS.

In 1994, Rosse began to focus heavily on album production, setting up his studio in unusual locations such as Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico (where he produced Tori Amos' records), as well as Air Studios in London, where he produced projects for EMI-UK and Sony Music.

From 2002–2003, Rosse began working as an A&R consultant for Capitol Records, working with such artists as Lisa Marie Presley.

Currently, Rosse resides in Los Angeles and continues to produce, compose, and mix.


Year Artist Album Song Credit Record Company
1992 Tori Amos Little Earthquakes Girl Produced Atlantic Records
Precious Things
Tear in Your Hand
Little Earthquakes
1994 Tori Amos Under the Pink God Produced Atlantic Records
Cornflake Girl
Past the Mission ft. Trent Reznor
Pretty Good Year
1996 Gus Gus Tomorrow Man Produced/Engineered/Keyboards/Programming/Arrangements Almo Sounds
A Day's Pay
1997 Critters Buggin Host Mullet Head Produced/Engineered/Mixed/Keyboards/Programming Loosegroove Records
1998 Tuatara Trading with the Enemy Negotiation Mixed Epic Records
Critters Buggin Bumpa Trucker Beak Produced/Engineered/Mixed/Keyboards/Programming Loosegroove Records
2000 Nash Kato Debutante Queen of the Gangsters Produced/Engineered/Mixed/Keyboards/Programming Loosegroove Records
Zooey Suicide
2002 Aja Daashuur Before the Beginning Produced/Engineered/Keyboards/Programming Extasy/Warner Bros. Records
Two Loons for Tea Looking for Landmarks Looking for Landmarks Produced/Engineered/Mixed/Keyboards/Programming Sarathan Records
Blue Suit
2003 Lisa Marie Presley To Whom It May Concern Lights Out Produced/Co-Wrote/Engineered/Keyboards/Programming/String Arrangements Capitol Records
The Road Between
Better Beware
Kristy Thirsk Souvenir Run Away Produced Pretty Noise
Home for Angels
2005 Anna Nalick Wreck of the Day Breathe Produced/Co-Wrote/Engineered/Mixed/Keyboards/Programming/String Arrangements Columbia Records
Wreck of the Day
Paper Bag[permanent dead link]
Lisa Marie Presley Now What Turned To Black Produced/Co-Wrote/Engineered/Keyboards/Programming Capitol Records
Dirty Laundry
When You Go
Yellow to Blue
Nerina Pallot Fires Learning to Breathe Produced/Engineered/Keyboards/Programming Idaho Records/14th Floor Records
Heart Attack
2006 Joanna Pacitti This Crazy Life This Crazy Life Co-Wrote UMG/Geffen Records
Chris Isaak Best of Chris Isaak King Without A Castle Produced/Engineered/Programming/Arrangements Warner Bros. Records/Reprise Records
Want You to Want Me
Let's Have a Party
2007 A Fine Frenzy One Cell in the Sea Almost Lover Re-mixed Virgin Records
Sara Bareilles Little Voice Love Song Produced/Engineered/Mixed/Keyboards/Programming/String Arrangements Sony Records/Epic Records
Between the Lines
Bottle It Up
2008 Marc Broussard Keep Coming Back Man for Life Co-Wrote Atlantic Records
David Archuleta David Archuleta Let Me Go Produced/Engineered/Mixed/Keyboards/Programming/String Arrangements Jive Records/Sony Records
The White Tie Affair Walk This Way Candle Mixed/Programming Sony Records
Price of Company
The Way Down
If I Fall
Anna Nalick Shine EP Produced Epic
George Stanford Big Drop Produced[6] Mercury Records
Matt Hires Live from the Hotel Café You Are The One Produced Atlantic Records
2009 Chris Isaak Mr. Lucky Cheaters Town Produced/Engineered/Mixed Warner Bros. Records/Wicked Game/Reprise Records
We Let her Down
Breakin Apart
Baby Baby
Landon Pigg The Boy Who Never Coffee Shop Produced/Engineered/Mixed/Keyboards RCA Records
Take a Chance
Matt Hires Take Us to the Start Honey, Let Me Sing You a Song Produced/Co-Wrote/Engineered/Mixed/Keyboards/String Arrangements F Stop/Atlantic Records/Warner Music Group
A Perfect Day[permanent dead link]
State Lines[permanent dead link]
You in the End
Out of the Dark
Listen to Me Now
Pick Me Up
"O Sunrise
2010 Jason Castro Jason Castro You Can Always Come Home Produced/Engineered/Mixed/Keyboards Atlantic Records
That's What I'm Here For
Brendan James Brendan James Anything For You Co-Wrote UMG/Decca Records
Matt Hires A to B EP Honey (cello version) Produced/Co-Wrote/Engineered/Mixed/Keyboards/String Arrangements Atlantic Records
Maroon 5 Hands All Over Produced A&M/Octone Records
2011 Gin Wigmore Gravel & Wine The Devil In Me Produced/Co-Wrote UMG/Motown Records/Mercury Records
Saturday Smile[permanent dead link]
Kevin Hammond Kevin Hammon EP The Way You Move Produced/Recorded/Mixed/Keyboards/Programming A&M/Octone Records
Broken Down
Just As I Thought
Gavin DeGraw Sweeter[7] Run Every Time Produced/Recorded/Keyboards/Programming[8] RCA Records
Where You Are
Graham Colton Pacific Coast Eyes A Day Too Late Co-Wrote Universal Republic
2012 Delta Goodrem Child of the Universe The Hunters and The Wolves Co-Wrote Sony Records
Lily Kershaw Midnight in the Garden Produced Nettwerk Records
2013 Matt Hires The World Won't last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend All That's Left Is You Produced/Co-Wrote/Engineered/Mixed/Keyboards/String Arrangements[9] Atlantic Records/Warner Music Group
Wishing On Dead Stars
Over You
A to B
I Am Not Here[permanent dead link]
Birdy Fire Within Heart of Gold Musical Director/String Arrangements/Programming/Keyboards Warner Music Group UK/14th Floor Records/Atlantic Records
Mary Lambert Welcome to the Age of My Body EP She Keeps Me Warm Produced/Engineered/Mixed/Keyboards/Programming/String Arrangements[10] Capitol Records
Body Love Part One
Christian Burns Simple Modern Answers We Are Tonight ft. Paul van Dyk Co-Wrote Armada Music
2014 Mary Lambert Heart on My Sleeve Produced/Co-Wrote Capitol Records
2014 Pablo Alborán Terral Produced/Mixed/Keyboards/Programming/String & Horn Arrangements Warner Music
2016 Idina Menzel idina. Produced/Mixed/Co-Wrote Warner Bros. Records
2017 Idina Menzel Beaches (Soundtrack from the Lifetime Original Movie) Produced/Arranged/Co-Wrote Warner Bros. Records


TV Placements[edit]


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  2. ^ Ollison, Rashod D. (February 12, 2009). "Sara Bareilles' Voice is Not So Little". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  3. ^ Pannacione, Maggie (December 3, 2013). "Mary Lambert Signs to Capitol Records". Artist Direct. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  4. ^ Rutherford, Kevin (December 17, 2013). "Q&A: Mary Lambert Spins Success of Macklemore's 'Same Love' Into Issues-Driven Solo Pop". Retrieved August 19, 2014.
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  6. ^ Dye, David (April 2, 2008). "George Stanford: Pop Meets Soul". NPR Music. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
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