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Rose Elinor Dougall

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Rose Elinor Dougall
Background information
Also known asRosay, Rose Pipette
Born (1986-03-13) 13 March 1986 (age 38)
OriginBrighton, England, UK
GenresIndie pop
Years active2003–present
Member ofMark Ronson and the Business Intl., The Waeve
Formerly ofThe Pipettes

Rose Elinor Dougall (born 13 March 1986) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. She was a member of the Pipettes and has performed with Mark Ronson. She also performs and records as a solo artist.


Dougall joined the Pipettes in 2003 after being introduced to the initial line-up by Monster Bobby at The Basketmakers pub in Brighton. With the Pipettes, Dougall took lead vocals on the singles "Judy" and "Dirty Mind". During her time with the Pipettes, she also provided guest vocals for The Young Playthings, Brakes and Dr Colossus. On 18 April 2008, it was announced in a blog post on the band's Myspace that Dougall and bandmate Rebecca Stephens had amicably left the band "to pursue other musical projects".[citation needed]

After her departure from the Pipettes, Dougall pursued a solo career.[1] Her debut 7" "Another Version Of Pop Song" received praise from many quarters.[who?] Her second single, "Start/Stop/Synchro" was favorably reviewed in publications such as the NME, Pitchfork Media, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and Under The Radar.[citation needed] Her third single, on digital download, was scheduled for release on 23 November 2009, the first to feature her live band The Distractions.[1] A CD release of her singles to date "Singles 1,2,3" was released in Japan on 9 December 2009.[2] Her first solo album, Without Why, was released on 30 August 2010.

Dougall is a vocalist and instrumentalist on Mark Ronson and the Business Intl's album Record Collection and co-wrote the last song on the album, "The Night Last Night". She appeared in a cameo on Ronson's video for "The Bike Song" and also with his band on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. She has toured with Ronson, with her band also providing the support act.

Dougall appeared as a guest on BBC 6 Music's Roundtable on at least four occasions since September 2010.[3][4][5][6]

In November 2016 she performed with the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House in a production of Wayne McGregor's Carbon Life.[7]

In April 2022, she announced on social media a new collaboration with Graham Coxon under the name The Waeve.

Personal life[edit]

Dougall was born in Hampstead in London, but raised in Brighton and attended Camberwell College of Arts as late as mid-2006, and as a student appeared uncredited on the BBC Two show James May's Top Toys in December 2005, drawing the presenter on an Etch A Sketch.[8]

Her father, Alastair Dougall, is a singer-songwriter.[9] She is the granddaughter of former BBC news broadcaster Robert Dougall.[10] Her brother Thomas was a guitarist with Rose's backing band, was formerly of Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong and now plays in the psychedelic/kraut-rock group Toy.

She is in a relationship with musician Graham Coxon, with whom she has a daughter.

Solo discography[edit]


  • Without Why (2010)
  • Stellular (2017)
  • A New Illusion (2019)


  • The Distractions EP (2012)
  • Future Vanishes (November 2013)


  • "Another Version of Pop Song" (December 2008)
  • "Start/Stop/Synchro" (June 2009)
  • "Fallen Over" (November 2009)
  • "Find Me Out" (May 2010)
  • "Stellular" (November 2016)
  • "Space To Be" (April 2017)
  • "First Sign" (January 2019)


  1. ^ a b "Rose Elinor Dougall | Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". Myspace.com. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Vinyl Junkie (for Japan) (vinyljunkietokyo) on Myspace". Myspace.com. 2 April 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Steve Lamacq's Roundtable, 09/09/2010". Roundtable. BBC. 9 September 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Steve Lamacq's Roundtable, 09/12/2010". Roundtable. BBC. 9 December 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Steve Lamacq's Roundtable, 17/02/2011". Roundtable. BBC. 17 February 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  6. ^ "Steve Lamacq's Roundtable, 14/11/2013". Roundtable. BBC. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Rose Elinor Dougall — People — Royal Opera House". Roh.org.uk. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  8. ^ rose pipette on "james may's top toys" Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine – Megavideo.com
  9. ^ "Alastair Dougall | Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". Myspace.com. 17 November 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Pipettes bring touch of class to Academy". Manchester Evening News, 13 April 2007.[permanent dead link]