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Professional Singer and Musician based in London with an extensive repertoire and over 15 years experience performing throughout the world.

Russ started singing at a very young age, at Karaoke Nights with his parents in Salisbury. He formed a couple of singing groups and bands in his early teens and started to make a name for himself locally as a playful and energetic performer. At the age of 16 Russ appeared on ITV's Stars In Their Eyes as Robbie Williams and after performing in the Live Grand Final he finished 2nd with over 130,000 public votes. Russ then went on to study music performance at College and then Music and Live Events Management at University. Since university Russ has fronted and managed one of the most successful Party Bands in the UK. Working throughout Europe at a number of large events including residencies in the French Alps and Ship Contracts with P&O and DFDS. Russ has fronted the band on a number of large scale events with thousands of people in attendance, sharing the stage with some notable acts including McFly, Lance Ellington, Lloyd Wade, Ella Eyre, Calvin Harris and Pendulum to name just a few... Russ has also fronted party bands on board Princess and P&O Cruise ships, where his extensive repertoire continued to grow, singing in various different styles and genres, Russ has become a hugely versatile singer and performer, entertaining guests from a range of different cultures. In January 2017 Russ moved to London, and has quickly become a well known singer and performer in the capital, having worked at a number of significant events and venues including V&A Museum, Green Park, The Grove Hotel, The Gilbert Scott, Natural History Museum, The Savoy, The Lyric Theatre, The Tower Of London, Olympic Stadium, London Zoo, The Shard, Royal Horse Guards Parade and RAF Northolt. Over the years some of the clients Russ has performed for include Face.Book, Zurich, Land Rover, Jaguar, Admiral, Red Bull, Glaxo Smith Kline, Royal Air Force, Deloitte, Trethowans, Twinings, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Sofa(dot)com, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Help For Heroes, Asmtel and Nimax Theatres. Russ is also an accomplished Guitarist and Bass Guitarist, his knowledge of music is extensive and his love for entertaining is evident throughout everything he does.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Folk rock, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Pop, Covers, Acoustic, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, R&B, Top 40, Soul, Hip Hop, Motown, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Power rock, Pop rock, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Lyricist, Songwriter, Composer, Audio engineer, Actor, MC, Singing teaching, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Here's just a few of Russ's favourites that he performs with his guitar:
Faith - George Michael
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Take It Easy - The Eagles
Country Roads - John Denver
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Time Of My Life - Greenday
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
My Girl - The Temptations
7 Days - Craig David
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Budapest - George Ezra
I Will Wait - Mumford and Sons
How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Englishman In New York - Sting
Land Down Under - Men At Work
Wake Me Up - Avicci
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
500 Miles - Proclaimers
I'm A Believer - The Monkies
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Mysterious Girl - Peter Andre
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Dancing In The Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£250
Up to 1 hour£400
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£1000

Reviews

Booked 12 times through Encore!

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Richard J, 2 months ago

Fantastic - everyone loved the band and it helped to make a really memorable day. Guests asking for details! Thanks ever so much - Julia and Hugo

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Sophie C, 3 months ago

What a lovely band and lovely people ! Created a great ambience for our event, beautiful singing and just overall spot on.

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James M, 4 months ago

Fiddlin' About complemented our event perfectly. The boys were super kind and energetic, while being adaptable to our event. They brought the energy to the drinks reception and we were super happy to have them. The booking process was super smooth and encore were incredibly helpful. Would definitely recommend for award ceremonies and drinks receptions! Thank you!

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Emily H, 11 months ago

Great singer, and really got the party going.

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From other customers:

Dermot O, 4032 years ago

These Guys have definitely got the X-Factor

Hughie V, 4 years ago

Russell is a natural, full of energy, just fantastic with the audience

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