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About Russell

Professional Singer and Musician based in London with an extensive repertoire and over 15 years experience performing throughout the world.
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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. As well as performing at private events throughout Europe Russ is a guest entertainer performing on board luxury cruise lines throughout the world.

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
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
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Booked for 10 Encore gigs!
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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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
On The Road Again - Willie Nelson
Time Of My Life - Greenday
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
On The Road Again - Willie Nelson
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
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
500 Miles - Proclaimers
I'm A Believer - The Monkies
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Mysterious Girl - Peter Andre
It Must Be Love - Madness
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Dancing In The Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Here's a few of the songs Russ loves to perform with the band:
Tell Her About It - Billy Joel
Shake Your Body Down - Michael Jackson
I'm Still Standing - Elton John
Feel - Robbie Williams
Club Tropicana - Wham!
My Destiny - Lionel Ritchie
Lets Dance - David Bowie
Lady - Kenny Rogers
Somebody Like You - Keith Urban
9-5 - Dolly Parton
I Will Wait - Mumford and Sons
Country Roads - John Denver
Hold Back The River - James Bay
From Now On - Zac Brown Band
On The Road Again - Willie Nelson
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Mr Tambourine Man - The Byrds
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Wham!
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Penny Lane - The Beatles
Walk Of Life - Dire Straits
Dancing In The Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
Englishman In New York - Sting
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Timings always change and I am more than realistic and flexible with this.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I can provide music for before and after I have played.

How much time do you need to set up?

As a soloist if I am using a small PA, I will need 20mins to set up. If I am performing without a PA system, I won't need any time to set up.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

I am always keen to work with you to ensure you hear the songs you want to hear on the day, however, I'll also use my years or knowledge to do my thing and ensure your guests have the best time.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I can provide a PA system.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, I am happy to work with you and ensure you hear the songs you want to hear during the event.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£250
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£1000
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Steph S, 28 days ago

Russ played at our recent wedding ceremony and drinks. He was brilliant from start to finish! All of the guests loved him and said what a great added touch he was to the day. I would definitely recommend!

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Yildiz B, 9 months ago

Russ performed for my team today over Zoom as a Xmas surprise for them. He exceeded my expectations with his brilliant singing talent and guitar skills. He engaged with everyone over zoom and made everyone feel together at a difficult time. He was both entertaining and a true professional. He raised spirits and kept it upbeat. I highly recommend Russ.

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Emily H, 2 years ago

Great singer, and really got the party going.

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, 3 years ago

Russ was absolutely amazing! He even took the time to learn our favourite song for our first dance. We would 100% recommend and would definitely use him again. Thanks again for an awesome evening Russ!

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From other customers:

Dermot O, 4034 years ago

These Guys have definitely got the X-Factor

Hughie V, 6 years ago

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

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