Anthony Rossomando

Punk rock, Guitarist

1976 –

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Who is Anthony Rossomando?

Anthony Rossomando is a writer-producer, composer, guitarist and musical director. most recently with Carl Barat's rock band Dirty Pretty Things. He previously stood in for Pete Doherty in The Libertines. He is also a live member of the British dance punk band Klaxons. He was an original member of Boston-based band The Damn Personals.

After dropping out of university in his first year he relocated to Boston. He started The Damn Personals with ex-JC Superska bandmate Ken Cook. The band's first tour was with The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Shortly after, The Damn Personals became a mainstay at popular Boston, Providence, and New York indie venues, usually bringing half of the audience back to their rehearsal space for after parties.

The band recorded their first album, Driver/Driver, with producer Darron Burke, who now works for Tape OP. Their second release, Standing Still in the USA, was produced by Michael Demming. Anthony, Ken, bassist Jim Zavadoski and drummer Michael Gill comprised The Damn Personals, who lived hand-to-mouth and toured the US nearly ten times sharing the stage with the likes of The Walkmen, The Hives, Jimmy Eat World, Piebald, Cave-in, the Explosion, Hot Snakes, Dismemberment Plan, and the Make-up. They also toured Europe and UK once.

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Feb 21, 1976
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013


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