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About

"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

Hailing from Sydney Australia, Abe started playing drums at the tender age of one & has never looked back.

Now 31 & residing in Los Angeles California he is a member of his musical mentor Meshell Ndegeocello’s band.

He has been composing, recording, performing & touring as a multi instrumentalist with other artists/producers such as Seal, Andrew Bird, Lizzo, Blake Mills Sara Barellies, Pino Palladino, Mark Ronson & Marcus Mumford.

 

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. 

Abe has written and performed on numerous Grammy nominated recordings and as a motion picture composer, has contributed to score for multiple films and series, including all 7 seasons of Own network series "Queen Sugar" directed by Ava Duvernay & produced by Oprah Winfrey, Netflix release "Madame CJ Walker", "We The People" produced by the Obamas, 50 Cent's "Black Mafia Family" & the award winning "Hair Tales" on Hulu produced by Oprah & Tracee Ellis Ross. 

2021 saw the debut of his first solo record release on 'Colorfield Records'.

 Abe credits his ancestry, with elders from many corners of the globe, including Fiji, Tonga,Hungary, and Iraq on his musical journey of discovery. 

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