Hailing from Sydney Australia, Abe started playing drums at the tender age of one & has never looked back. Now 28 & residing in Los Angeles California he is a member of his musical mentor Meshell Ndegeocello’s band. He has been writing, recording, performing as a multi instrumentalist & touring extensively with other artists/producers such as Seal, Andrew Bird, Sara Barellies, Blake Mills & Trevor Horn. His father is renowned Sydney musician/producer Victor Rounds & he is named after world-renowned bass player Abraham Laboriel Snr.
Abe is a graduate of Newtown High School of the Performing Arts (09’) & Berklee College of Music (14’) where he received the Alan Dawson Achievement award. As a TV composer he has contributed to all 4 seasons of Own network series "Queen Sugar" directed by Ava Duvernay & produced by Oprah Winfrey. He has also contributed original score to upcoming Netflix release, "Madam CJ Walker" alongside Larry Goldings.
2019 brings the debut of his band "Jake & Abe" a collaboration with Jake Sherman.
"Abe Rounds is a diamond in the rough. He is a superstar living undercover as a student. We are all so happy to have him." Meshell Ndegeocello