Rollo Armstrong

Rollo Armstrong
Birth name Rowland Constantine O'Malley Armstrong
Also known as Rollo
The OT Quartet
Rollo & Sister Bliss
Rollo & Rob D
Born (1966-04-29) 29 April 1966
Kensington, London, England
Origin London, UK
Occupation(s) Producer
Years active 1992–present
Labels Cheeky Records/BMG
Associated acts Faithless
Sister Bliss
Maxi Jazz
All Thieves
One eskimO
Rob Dougan

Rowland Constantine O'Malley "Rollo" Armstrong[1] (29 April 1966) is an English music producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is half of the remix team Rollo and Sister Bliss and is a founding member of the electronic music group Faithless. He has provided remixes for U2, Moby, Grace, Rob Dougan etc.

Early life

Armstrong was born to an Irish publisher[2] and English poet. His younger sister is singer Dido, whom he helped to write and produce her multi-million selling albums No Angel, Life for Rent and Safe Trip Home. He studied at the University of York and was an active member of the student radio station, URY.


Armstrong has appeared on a large number of music projects, both within groups and solo, using various monikers, including Faithless (which he formed in 1995 with Sister Bliss, Jamie Catto and Maxi Jazz), Rollo Goes …, Our Tribe (with Rob Dougan), and Dusted.

In 1991, Rollo founded Cheeky Records. At a later date Champion Records stepped in to help with funding and advice (it has since been bought out by BMG). In 1992, Rollo co-wrote and co-produced Felix's hit single "Don't You Want Me", which reached number 1 in Finland, Italy, Spain and Switzerland, as well as reaching number 6 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]

In the United States, Rollo is known for his production work on Dido's albums as well as singer/songwriter Kristine W's debut album, Land of the Living.

More recently, Rollo composed the official melody of the UEFA Euro 2008[4] and UEFA Euro 2012. He was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Original Song for his work with A.R. Rahman and Dido on 'If I Rise', featuring in the 2010 Danny Boyle film 127 Hours.[5]

Remix Career

In 1995 he teamed up with Rob D. From 1996 to 1998 he teamed up with Sister Bliss.




all produced with Mark Bates
Rollo & Rob D productions
all produced with Rob Dougan
Rollo Goes...
Other aliases
Single production for other artists
Album production for other artists


  1. "Songwriter/Composer: ARMSTRONG ROWLAND CONSTANTINE O MALLEY". BMI Repertoire. Broadcast Music Incorporated. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
  2. Patrick Janson-Smith (17 January 2007). "William Armstrong — Publisher at Sidgwick & Jackson". Obituaries. London: The Independent. Retrieved 8 October 2008.
  3. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 197. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. "The official UEFA EURO 2008 music" (PDF). UEFA EURO 2008: 100 days to go. UEFA. 2008-02-28. pp. (page 5). Retrieved 2008-10-07. For the first time ever, the European Championship has an official melody...composed by Rollo Armstrong of Faithless on behalf of UEFA.
  5. "Winners for the 83rd Academy Awards | Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences". Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  6. 1 2 3 Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 468. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
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