Gregory Rogove grew up in Amish Country, Pennsylvania. At the age of eighteen he moved to Mumbai, India to study the tabla. In 2002, he moved to NYC where he remained for six years. There he met Saunder Jurriaans and Danny Bensi and formed the band Priestbird (Tarantula A.D). Priestbird released two EPs and two LPs on Kemado records and shared the stage with artists such as Pearl Jam, Grizzly Bear, Marc Ribot, and the Sword among others. While in NYC he also collaborated, toured, and recorded with artists such as the Flesh, Metallic Falcons, CocoRosie, and Devendra Banhart. Greg contributed to Banhart's Cripple Crow album in 2006 and the following year joined the band full time, recording and touring in support of Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon (2007) and What Will We Be (2009).
In 2008 Greg moved to Los Angeles and formed Megapuss with Banhart and Fab Moretti (the Strokes). That same year Megapuss released their first album, Surfing, on Neil Young's Vapor records. Priestbird recently recorded a new record with Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) at the helm in his studio Litho in Seattle. They released their new album, Beachcombers, in May, 2011.
In early 2012, Knitting Factory Records released the Rogoveâ€™s album Piana, a collection solo instrumental piano pieces, which were performed by John Medeski (Medeski Martin and Wood) for the recording. Piana includes a DVD of musical and visual reinterpretations, or â€œremixesâ€ of the piano pieces.
Greg has participated in a few multi-drum ensembles including the Boredom's 88 Boadrum piece performed on 8/8/08 at the La Brea Tar pits, and along side Beck and Caetano Veloso for Doug Aitken's 20 drummer/auctioneer/gospel choir/whip master piece for LA's Museum of Contemporary Art in November, 2010. In addition to his full time projects, he has recently recorded with The Family Band, Living Sacrifice, Tamara Kaboutchek, Chase Cohl, and Adam Green; and co-produced Natalia Lafourcade with Noah Georgeson. Greg recently scored the film Guadalupe the Virgin by director Victoria Giordana.