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==Personal Life==
==Personal Life==
Ross has a brother, Max.<ref>[https://twitter.com/TreeTownSound/status/1726376744645521566 Matthew Altruda tweet]</ref>
Ross, now living and working in and around New Haven, Connecticut, married Ashley Gard in June 2018.  
Ross, now living and working in and around New Haven, Connecticut, married Ashley Gard in June 2018.  

Revision as of 16:26, 19 November 2023

Ross Federman
Ross federman portrait 01 hallmanac.png
Current member of Tally Hall
Date of Birth: January 30, 1985 (38 as of 2023)
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Current resident of: New Haven, CT
Other Names: Mr. F / RS Federman.

Ross Steven Federman, better known as Ross Federman, is a drummer, DJ, and member of the band Tally Hall. He was the last member to join Tally Hall.


Ross Federman started drumming from a fairly early age, and was friends with Tally Hall member Joe Hawley at Lahser High School. Ross was also a member of the school's marching band, and later at the University of Michigan he would play drums for many bands on campus.[1]

He joined Tally Hall in 2004 after the band's original drummer Steve Gallagher quit in May of 2004. Ross was invited to try out for the band by Joe after remembering a time him and Ross met years back. Ross recalls another very good drummer by the name of Mike Swain also trying out at the same time and assumed there must not have been quite as good a personality mesh with Swain, because his talents were enough to get the job.

Ross was an undergrad, studying science, but put his studies on hiatus to play and tour with Tally Hall. Ross later went back to finish the degree that he started.[2]

Though primarily the drummer for Tally Hall, Ross sang the lead vocals for Mucka Blucka, and also sang for their live cover of Everyday by Buddy Holly.[3][4] He also contributed his voice as the rapid-fire auctioneer in The Bidding.[5]

In Tally Hall's Internet Show Ross is the shark that can be seen drumming in various locales.[3]

Ross moved to Brooklyn in 2008, where he discovered a love for DJ'ing and composing song mash-ups. He DJs under the name of Mr. F.

Between the years of 2013 and 2017, Ross had 7 published scientific papers[6][7]

In 2016, Ross furthered his studies by studying for a Ph.D. in Immunology at the Yale School of Medicine[2][8]


in 2005 and 2006 Ross used a pearl session custom smx.
10x10 hi tom
12x10 med tom
14x16 floor tom
14x5 snare
22x16 bass drum

To date, Ross has used 2 custom printed bass drum heads with the Tally Hall logo on them. The first only contained the Tally Hall logo, and later he used one with the Tally Hall logo and Pearl logo printed on it also.


Zildjian A series 14" hats
Zildjian A series 18" A custom crash
Zildjian A series 22" Custom ping ride
Zildjian A series 17" Custom crash
Zildjian A 17" Custom projection crash

G&E cymbals

Bosphorus 20" traditional series thin ride
Bosphorus 14" black pearl series hi hats


He used Vator fusions then later switched to Vator 1As

Personal Life

Ross has a brother, Max.[9]

Ross, now living and working in and around New Haven, Connecticut, married Ashley Gard in June 2018.

On April 27th, 2022, they had their first baby at Brigham and Women's Hospital.[10]

Other Projects

Ross has released 3 mixtapes under the name Mr. F, and also had a large hand in the production of ミラクルミュージカル's album Hawaii: Part II.[11][12]

In 2011 Ross co-produced 'The Good Company EP' by Shane Maux. According to the bandcamp page for the EP, Shane describes it as: "a collection of songs I made after Ross Federman (from the band Tally Hall) asked me if i wanted to rap over some beats he made." [13] Shane Maux later contributed vocals to ミラクルミュージカル's track Labyrinth from the album Hawaii: Part II[14]

Ross recorded, produced, and mixed The Carrels' self-titled EP, as well as playing a number of instruments for the recording. The Carrels EP was released June 19th, 2011[15][16]

Ross remixed Charline Kaye's song "I Dream an Ocean", which was released on an album of remixes on February 26th, 2013.[17] Charline Kaye also contributed vocals to the ミラクルミュージカル track Labyrinth.

Ross also plays drums in the band Autumn York[18]

In January 2018 the band Abject Joy released an EP entitled 'Home', on which Ross played some drums.[19]


  • Ross recently discovered this page and doesn't really like emo music all that much.[Citation Needed]
  • He is a very big fan of the album "Dookie" by Green Day[20]
  • Ross doesn't know much about Winnipeg.[21]
  • Ross is the youngest member of Tally Hall, despite his salt & pepper hair color, and stern jawline.
  • Ross’s hair is naturally gray, and started turning so around age 15, and he hasn’t even considered dying it and has embraced it.[22]
  • Ross was also a voice actor as one of the general public in the video game L.A. Noire[23] Attempts have been made to find lines he recorded, but none have been found so it is possible these lines were unused.
  • In 2006, Ross recommended OK Computer by Radiohead, Illinois by Sufjan Stevens, Abbey Road by The Beatles, Before These Crowded Streets by Dave Matthews Band, and Ben Folds Five's self-titled album on Amazon.com.
  • Ross' favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip.
  • Ross is Jewish.
  • Ross' favorite song on Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum is Haiku.[24]
  • Ross learned to drum on a drum kit donated to Lahser High School by Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers.[25]


The following is an alphabetical compilation of the songs Ross Federman has written or helped to write:

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