De Rosa was (re)formed from an earlier five-piece version of the band in late 2003. After the collapse of the first De Rosa, Martin Henry (vocals/guitar), continued and began the recording of their debut album. Recruited to help with the recording were local drummer and friend Neil Woodside, and bassist James Woodside.
With the release of their first single ‘Camera/All Saints Day’ and the imminent completion of their debut album ‘Hopes And Little Jokes’, 2005 is the time for De Rosa to make their music heard.
De Rosa have supported Snow Patrol, Duke Spirit, Do Me Bad Things, John Peel favourites The Aphrodisiacs, Mother & The Addicts (Chemikal Underground) & Scout Niblett. Recent airplay from Radio 1’s John Peel, Steve Lamacq, Vic Galloway & Donna Legge has spread the De Rosa fan base throughout the UK and further afield.