David Rolfe

David Rolfe

David Kos "Music Man" Rolfe, born November 23, 1968, in Utah, USA, is an artist who has written and performed songs for the English dub of the Pokémon anime. He has a record label from Warner/Chappell Production Music, and continues to make music as of 2022. As of 2023, Rolfe is a climate change activist.

Rolfe began his career as a record producer in 1997 by producing Brooklyn-based band "Burlap2Cashmere" for A&M Records, which won a Dove Award for "Best New Artist" and "Song Of The Year". He has scored for television shows for FOX Television, written themes for specials like NBC's "Tiger Wood's Story" and for shows like the massively successful kids' show "Pokémon", scored dozens of commercials for the likes of Diet Coke, Lincoln/Mercury, Downy, Jeep, Dodge, Doc Martens, Blockbuster, and Covergirl. Rolfe has also done guitar work for Pokémon Live! and Pokémon 2.B.A. Master.

Working under the 4Kids dub, he performed five English theme songs, namely "Born to Be a Winner", "Believe in Me", "I Wanna Be a Hero", "This Dream", and "Unbeatable". He left the show after 4Kids Entertainment lost the license to dub the Pokémon anime. He currently lives in Utah, United States with his wife, Wendy Rolfe and has a son called Alex Rolfe.

Outside of music, Rolfe is an avid reader of books on history, geopolitics, science and technology. In 2019, Rolfe become a climate change activist after reading a book called "Speed & Scale" by John Doerr.

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