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 currently also performs and records as a solo artist.

Career

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, Rose 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".

After her departure from The Pipettes, Dougall pursued a solo career. Her debut 7" Another Version Of Pop Song received praise from many quarters. 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. Her third single, on digital download, was scheduled for release on 23 November 2009, the first to feature her live band The Distractions. A CD release of her singles to date "Singles 1,2,3" was released in Japan on 9 December 2009.

Her first solo album, Without Why, was released on 30 August 2010.

She appeared and played with Mark Ronson and the Business Intl on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 2 July.

Rose 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'. Furthermore Rose appears in a cameo on Mark Ronson video for "The Bike Song". She is touring with Ronson, and with her band providing the support act.

She appeared as a guest on BBC 6 Music's Roundtable on at least three occasions since September 2010.

Personal life

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.

Her father, Alastair Dougall, is an singer-songwriter active on the Brighton acoustic scene. She is the granddaughter of former BBC news broadcaster Robert Dougall. Her brother Thomas is a guitarist with Rose's backing band, and formerly of Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong. Rose is known to have dated Joe Van Moyland (aka the aforementioned Joe Lean), who was formerly the Pipettes' drummer.

Solo discography

Albums:

Without Why (2010),

Singles:

"Another Version of Pop Song" (December 2008),

"Start/Stop/Synchro" (June 2009),

"Fallen Over" (November 2009),

"Find Me Out" (May 2010)