Russell had his first lesson when he
was 4 years old, earning money from the age of 6, and was depping West
End shows at the age of 12. Russell turned professional at 16 and did
every kind of job i.e. cabaret, cruises, touring shows, pub gigs,
Russell has toured with Alan Price (The
Animals) Chris Barbers jazz and blues band and Van Morrision. Russell
has also worked with Toni Iommi (Black Sabbath). Russell’s an
accomplished clinician with almost 200 clinics throughout Europe, these
have also been alongside Billy Cobham, Greg Bissionette, Kenny Aronoff,
Liberty Divito to name a few.
Russell has been a member of the
legendary band Uriah Heep for the last 5 years, and to date they have
toured in over 53 countries. In 2011 Heep toured 23 countries in 229
days. Uriah Heep has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and has 2
European Grammy awards.
Russell is very proud to endorse Natal
drums, Paiste cymbals, Regal Tip sticks, Hardcase, Protection Racket,
Baskey drum rugs, ACS in ear monitoring and Shure Microphones.