Ross Federman

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Ross Federman
Current member of Tally Hall
Date of Birth: January 30, 1985
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Current resident of: New Haven, CT
Other Names: Mr. F / RS Federman.


Ross Federman joined Tally Hall in 2004 after the band's original drummer, Steve Gallagher, quit. Ross was invited to try out for the band by Joe. 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 Mike, because his talents certainly were enough to get the job.

On the 2006 website, Ross' bio read thusly:

ross, like joe, rob AND zubin is from that same suburban detroit neighborhood that everyone loves so much. He went to school with joe, while zubin and rob went to the OTHER high school. While there, ross was very active in a variety of musical endeavors, including but not limited to band.

"skills" (the napolean dynamite kind): drumming and other various percussion

favorite color: green.......(i hate you andrew)

good bands: Zeppelin, beatles, ben folds, bnl, radiohead, lots of others

good drummers: dennis chambers, also lots of others

favorite pixel on my computer screen: 297 from the left, and 172 from the bottom

other percussive engagements: snare drummer in michigan marching band, drums in men's basketball band

work:.... yeah

major: cell and molecular biology, planning on attending med school after undergrad (oooh rob, zubin and i have so much in common)

drumset: pearl session (replace with "yamaha" as soon as i purchase a new one)

sticks: vater fusions

least favorite quality about myself: never knowing what to write on profiles

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.[1]

Though primarily the drummer for Tally Hall, Ross sang the lead vocals for Mucka Blucka, and also sang the live covers of Everyday by Buddy Holly[2][3] He also contributed his voice as the rapid-fire auctioneer in The Bidding[4]

In Tally Hall's Internet Show Ross is the shark that can be seen drumming in various locales.[2]

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 has had 7 published scientific papers[5][6]

In 2016, Ross furthered his studies by studying for a Ph.D. in Immunology at the Yale School of Medicine[1][7]

Ross got married in June 2018.

Other Projects[edit]

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.[8][9]

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." [10] 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[11]

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[12][13]

Ross remixed Charline Kaye's song "I Dream an Ocean", which was released on an album of remixes on February 26th, 2013.[14] 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[15]

In January 2018 the band Abject Joy released an EP entitled 'Home', on which Ross played some drums.[16]

Fun Facts[edit]

  • Ross's middle name is Steven.
  • 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[17]
  • Ross is the youngest member of Tally Hall, despite his salt & pepper hair color.
  • 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.[18]
  • He’ll probably respond to you on Twitter.
  • Ross was also a voice actor as one of the general public in the video game L.A. Noire[19]


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