Gregory Rogove grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. At the age of eighteen he moved to Mumbai, India to study the tabla. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2002, moved to NYC, and formed the band Priestbird (Tarantula A.D) w/ Saunder Jurriaans and Danny Bensi. Priestbird released two EPs and two LPs on Kemado records and shared the stage with artists such as Pearl Jam, Grizzly Bear, Marc Ribot, and the Sword among others. While in NYC he also collaborated, toured, and recorded with artists such as the Flesh, Metallic Falcons, CocoRosie, and Devendra Banhart. Rogove contributed to Banhart's Cripple Crow album in 2006 and the following year joined the band full time, recording and touring in support of Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon (2007), What Will We Be (2009), Mala, (2013).  


In 2008 Rogove moved to Los Angeles and formed Megapuss with Banhart and Fab Moretti (the Strokes). That same year Megapuss released their first album, Surfing, on Neil Young's Vapor records. Priestbird recorded Beachcombers, in May, 2011 with Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) at the helm in his studio Litho in Seattle.


In 2012, Knitting Factory Records released the Rogove’s album Piana, a collection solo instrumental piano pieces, which were performed by John Medeski (Medeski Martin and Wood) for the recording. Piana includes a DVD of musical and visual reinterpretations, or “remixes” of the piano pieces. He toured in support of the release, sharing a bill with members of Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, and Medeski Martin & Wood. Later that year, Rogove joined the psyche-rock outfit Unknown Mortal Orchestra, touring and contributing to their second LP II (2013). 


In 2013, Rogove earned a Latin Grammy for his work co-producing Natalia Lafourcade’s album Mujer Divina: Homenaje a Agustín Lara.


Also that year he began working on a new project called ZAVALAZ with ex Mars Volta vocalist Cedric Bixler and bassist Juan Alderete, and Broken Bells guitarist Dan Elkan. They are currently finishing their debut album w/ producer Dave Fridman (MGMT, Tame Impala, Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev).


In 2014, Rogove joined the live band for Brandon Boyd's (Incubus) project Sons of the Sea. 


Greg has participated in a few multi-drum ensembles including the Boredom's 88 Boadrum piece performed on 8/8/08 at the La Brea Tar pits, and along side Beck and Caetano Veloso for Doug Aitken's 20 drummer/auctioneer/gospel choir/whip master piece for LA's Museum of Contemporary Art in November, 2010.  


In addition to his full time projects, he has recorded with The Family Band, Living Sacrifice, Tamara Kaboutchek, Chase Cohl, Flo Morrissey, Adam Green, among others. Rogove scored the film Guadalupe the Virgin by director Victoria Giordana and sci-fi pilot Rapid Eye Movement by director Matthew Cooke. 


About Piana: “precisely rendered and concisely designed ideas . . . living room pieces, crafted for solitude and deliberate listening "    - LA Times

Piana [shows] the composer’s ability to work well with economy and spareness . . . and speaks to Rogove’s talents as a songwriter that the pieces, despite their variety, communicate a singular loss”       - Planet Magazine

"Mr. Banhart’s band, which includes Greg Rogove and Noah Georgeson, expanded from there: into reggae with “The Other Woman”; jocular doo-wop with “Shabop Shalom”; a jazzy modal vamp and a buildup worthy of Quicksilver Messenger Service in “Seahorse”; Afro-Cuban rhythms with “Carmencita”; and Brazilian pop with “Samba Vexillographica.” For musicians who can handle them, Latin influences never hurt.”    - New York Times

“The Grogs gave extra muscle to the quieter side of Banhart's material. "Shabop Shalom" opened with drummer Greg Rogove poetically reciting the opening monologue from the song. Banharts' bandmates include members of Little Joy and Priestbird, each of which played new songs of their own. Highlights outside the Banhart set list included Luckey Remington's tune, and Rogove's epic seven-minute jam "Diamond," with the drummer beating his kit as if his life depended on it, while the other four musicians on stage head banged in time.”   - SF Weekly


“Speaking of the Grogs, the band is amazingly tight. The intricate simplicity of the songs sounded rich and full at Town Hall. The lilting guitar lines, or the jazz precision of the rhythm section (a true highlight was the drummer, Gregory Rogove, on several songs) all had their time in the spotlight and truly shined. The night was slowly wrapping up before Banhart pulled out another trick: drummer Rogove's song "Diamond". The dynamic and heavy tune came crashing forth. The song was drenched in reverb and feedback, fuzzy and stomping, it was a psychedelic classic rock track that came out of nowhere, shocking and awing the crowd. The crashing drum work was a sight behold, moving around with plenty of fills.”  - The Music.fm


“In addition to all being extremely versatile musicians, the four members of the Grogs are all talented songwriters in their own right. Noah Georgeson's "Find Shelter" fit naturally into Banhart's set, while drummer Greg Rogove's "Diamond" displayed a dirtier, thrashing blues buried under the group's Tropicalia/neo-psychedelia.”  - Blurt-Online

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