A project undertaken for gigs with 'The Book of Genesis' - A total rebuild of a 70's 'Elite' concert tom kit and an early 80's double headed 'Soundwave' kit. In the style of Phil Collins' classic setups from the 'Seconds Out' and 'Duke' eras. This has been a labour of love, but totally worthwhile to bring these vintage instruments back to life. Click the link below to read the blogs on 'The Book of Genesis' website.
Known widely in Prog circles for their 1977 Album 'Garden Shed' - England were rumoured to be reforming in 2018. Russ was contacted by Mike Morton of 'The Gift' about his involvement. Keen to be part of it, Russ set about learning the complex pieces - Midnight Madness, Three Piece Suite & Poisoned Youth. The new line up first played together in Sept 2018 and performed live in March 2019 at the Fusion Festival in Stourport, UK. The line up included founder members Robert Webb, Frank Holland and Martin Henderson. More dates to follow in 2019..........
A great opportunity for 'Fragile' to celebrate the music of 'Yes' along with the band and fans at The London Palladium on Sunday 25th March 2018.
A 'Live Aid' era classic, Russ always fancied one of these kits in the 80's...and was lucky enough to find one in the right colour - (cherrywood) around 18 months ago. Needed a bit of TLC, but here's the results......
Russ and Roberto met on a small local gig, both standing in for Adam Winslet's band. They immediately hit it off and discovered they clicked musically. The opportunity came about to work together on Roberto's second album 'When the Smoke Clears'. Russ recorded all the drum tracks in his home studio on the Roland TD-30 electronic drum kit.
Following a long break from playing in Function Bands, Russ has become involved with a new project 'Destination Groove' - which is primarily a Funk band. Featuring some fantastic musicians, this band will launch with its first gig in April 2018.
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