Russ has a fun, but lengthy chat with Andy Phillips about his Top 5 Prog Albums. Including some classic album choices, but maybe a surprise or two!
"Welcome to the ProgAxia Prog Rock Podcast with Andy Phillips and Paul Goodge. In this podcast we talk to progressive rock drummer. Russ Wilson. We look at the new Fragile album 'Golden Fragments' which was released in 2020. We also discuss his work on the new Nick Fletcher album which included John Hackett and his involvement in Robert Webb’s band England (Remember Garden Shed?)"
Russ collaborated with The London Drumstick Company in late 2020 to create a replica of the Trueline sticks he used to endorse and use over a decade ago. These sticks are now in production and available to buy - go to the Equipment page for more information about how to get hold of your own set of LDC Truegrip sticks!
Russ recorded the drums for this excellent album during lockdown in 2020. Due for release on 19th February 2021. Nick Fletcher's new offering is a combination of Fusion & Prog and features some fantastic performances from Nick on Guitar, John Hackett on Flute, Dave Bainbridge on Keys and Tim Harries on Bass. Produced by the hugely talented Caroline Bonnett. Click on the video to hear some samples of the tracks.
This is a promo film giving more information about the album 'Cycles of Behaviour' by Nick Fletcher. Release date Feb 2021.
.....The Lockdown Chorus 2020! Owen assembled his friends and family to record their parts for this (live and improvised) during lockdown. Russ and his Wife, Juanita both feature in the video, along with their cat Des'ree! There's lots of well known faces in it including - Matt Lucas, Leee John, Carol Decker, Toyah, Glen Matlock, Big Country, Gary Barnacle, Cheryl Baker.
This was a live streamed gig performed during Lockdown - 25th July 2020. With "Genesis Visible Touch" colleagues, Martin Gordon, Tony Turrell and Stu Norman. Live sound by Mark Payne, staged and produced by SFL in Reading. The first half of the solo was improvised, the second half uses sections from various Genesis drum duets as an intro to "Los Endos"
Drum Cam Footage from Fusion Festival, Stourport 23rd March 2019 - taken from "Midnight Madness". Featuring original members - Robert Webb, Frank Holland & Martin Henderson.
Live outside the iconic Television Centre in London on 22nd May 2019, as Holly & Phil wind up the audience that Paul Bacon is the real Elton!! :-)
Live at The Big Tribute Festival, Aberystwyth, 2019
The Fountain of Salmacis - at the DRU Theatre, Ulft.
Demonstration of the use of standard rudiments in odd time signatures.
Intro to 'Gates of Delirium' -
Prog Heaven Show at
Arlington Arts, Newbury
1st October 2016.
Filmed by Chris Skellern
Live promo for Jazz Fusion band.
Recorded at Cobham Sound Studios December 2015. Filmed by Ian Careless of 'Cameracrews', Audio recording by Niall Squire, video editing by Russ Wilson & Nick Andrew.
A new project in 2018, with Swiss drummer, Phildas and The Book of Genesis. Tackling some of Chester and Phil's toughest duet performances from the 1981 to 2007 Genesis back catalogue. Previewed at three shows - Holland, Charterhouse and Salisbury.
Istanbul Mehmet promo shot 2008 - photo by Julian Paye
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