Russ Wilson - Drummer

Russ Wilson
Drummer & Drum Teacher


About Russ

30+ Years of Experience


Experienced Live Performer: Tours, Festivals, Cruises, TV Appearances, Corporate Bookings, Deps.

  • Tributes - Rock, Pop & Jazz
  • Prog Rock Specialist - Genesis/Yes
  • Jazz Fusion & Smooth Jazz
  • Classic Rock & Funk 

Explosive Live Performances


Vast Touring experience throughout the UK and Worldwide -

  • Fragile - Yes Tribute, London Palladium
  • England - Classic Prog Band Reunion 2019
  • Ultimate Elton India Tour 2019
  • The Book Of Genesis - Gabriel Era European dates
  • Genesis Visible Touch - Collins Era UK dates
  • Performed with John Hackett April 2019
  • Ultimate Elton, played to 20,000 people at Carfest (2015)
  • Performed on ITV's 'This Morning' to 10 million viewers
  • Royal Caribbean - Mediteranean & Baltic Cruises
  • Performed at Elton John's Mother's 90th Birthday Party
  • Indian Tour with Ultimate Elton - 5 cities in 10 days (2017)
  • 80's nights with hit performer/songwriter Owen Paul
  • Four trips to Africa to entertain Shell Oil workers (1990's)
  • Ultimate Elton in Doha (2018)
  • Rockingham & Cambridge Rock Festivals with Moritz (2017)
  • Backed many big names including Kiki Dee, Adam Wakeman
  • Led Zep Too - German & Channel Islands Tours
  • The Sharpees - Greek, Belgian & French Tours
  • Liverpool Beatles Week - Performed at The Cavern & Adelphi
  • Multiple Retro Weekenders at Butlin's (70's & 80's)
  • Multiple large theatre gigs backing Elvis Tribute Artists including Gordon Hendricks, Adam Carter & Lee Castling
  • Worked with several ABBA Tributes, including ABBA Rival, ABBA Inferno and ABBA Magic

Live Work

Studio Work


Many years of recording Acoustic & Electronic drums for multiple genres -

  • Three Jazz/Fusion Albums with UK band Curfew
  • Smooth Jazz Album with guitarist Roberto Restuccia
  • Progressive Rock Concept Album with Vienna Circle
  • Fragile Yes Tribute original material album (unreleased)
  • Prog Rock album 2018 using electronic drums only
  • Backing multiple songwriters with producer - Stuart Epps
  • Classic Rock Album with SJW produced by George Shilling
  • Creation of dance loops with Terminalhead's Lee Groves
  • Curfew live video demo - recorded at Cobham Sound
  • Remote Sessions in home studio using Roland V-Drums
  • Acoustic 80's EP with Owen Paul
  • Folk Rock CD with guitarist/songwriter Robert Illesh
  • Blues Rock mini album with Geoff Everett (ex Sharpees)
  • Progressive Rock album with Tantalus (as yet unreleased)
  • Songwriting Sessions at RAK Studios, London
  • Electronic Percussion & Timps on CD with Zippertongue
  • Songwriting Project featuring Melanie Masson (X-Factor)
  • Recording of samples & loops at Real World Studios, Bath
  • Sessions with 80's band 'Strange Arrangement' using genuine retro analogue Simmons kits
  • Experience of editing drum tracks and loops in Cubase VST, plus drum machine programming
  • Function Band Demo on electronic Drums
  • Mixing acoustic and electronic drum tracks


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