Rose Elinor Dougall

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Rose Dougall
Rose Elinor Dougall at Rough Trade (33675516798).jpg
Rose Dougall
Background information
Also known asRosay, Rose Pipette
Born (1986-03-13) 13 March 1986 (age 33)
OriginBrighton, England, UK
GenresIndie pop
Years active2003-present
Associated actsThe Pipettes, Mark Ronson and the Business Intl.

Rose Elinor Dougall (born 13 March 1986) is an English singer, songwriter and musician best known for being a member of The Pipettes and for performing 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]

Dougall performed a collection of brand new songs at the Victoria in Dalston on 21 June 2013 with a new backing band, and stated that there would be a new single out, "definitely" followed by a new album.

In November 2015, Dougall appeared on Marc Riley's 6 Music show as part of Wesley Gonzales's backing band.[7]

In November 2016 she performed with the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House in a production of Wayne McGregor's Carbon Life.[8]

Her second solo album "Stellular" was released on 27 January 2017.[9]

Her third solo album "A New Illusion" was released on 5 April 2019.[10]

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.[11]

Her father, Alastair Dougall, is a singer-songwriter.[12] She is the granddaughter of former BBC news broadcaster Robert Dougall.[13] 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.

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". Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Vinyl Junkie (for Japan) (vinyljunkietokyo) on Myspace". 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. ^ "BBC Radio 6 Music - Marc Riley, Wesley Gonzalez". 18 November 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Rose Elinor Dougall — People — Royal Opera House". Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  9. ^ "I am so delighted to finally share with... - Rose Elinor Dougall". Facebook. 20 October 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Rose Elinor Dougall - A New Illusion". Discogs. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  11. ^ rose pipette on "james may's top toys" Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine -
  12. ^ "Alastair Dougall | Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". 17 November 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Pipettes bring touch of class to Academy". Manchester Evening News, 13 April 2007.[permanent dead link]