Hi, and welcome to my home page. My name is Russ Wilson, I'm a professional Drummer and I make my living from a combination
of studio session work, live work & teaching. Hopefully this site will serve as a good source of information on each.
All my contact details are included at the foot of each page, so any questions - please feel free to email or phone.
Anyway, I've played drums for 20+ years and have had more than 10 years experience as a Session Musician. In recent years
I have been called upon by companies such as AMG & Real World for drum loops to be used on Dance Sample
CD's, where DJ's are looking for the feel and atmosphere a live drummer can create. I'm actively teaching & writing from
my Studio in Wiltshire, and also play live and record with various bands. One of these - "Curfew" is fairly active at the
moment with gigs booked this year including Festivals. I am currently in the process of recording a third album with
Curfew, entitled "Hold the Front Page". Rhythm tracks are now complete, and at the moment we are concentrating on overdubs,
including percussion. During 2005 I am also hoping to complete a Songwriting Project I am working on (called "In
the Bag"), which will culminate in the release of an Album later in the year, co-written with multi-instumentalist & singer
- Simon Lythe (see the MP3 link below for a sample download). I'm also writing "percussion only" musical compostions
with Justin Ash a local Digeridoo player and Percussionist. The project will be know as "Rhythm Circus" and the music is very
tribal in style.Another addition to my many projects is a new band called Blues Floyd. This is an attempt to recreate some
of the Pink Floyd classics in a more open Blues style and including a lot more improvisation than the original versions. Collaborators
for this project include Andy Balcam (Guitar/Vocs), Simon Lythe (Keys/Gtr/Vocs) and Ju Paye (Bass). I've also just signed
up to do some gigs with a very good Blondie Tribute band - "Platinium Blondie" who are reforming after a 3 year layoff. At
the peak these guys (and gal) were playing to European Festival audiences of up to 12,000 people. Finally, I am continuing
to do the odd gig with Blues Deluxe, a Newbury based blues outfit, also including Andy Balcam on lead guitar.
Check out an MP3 sample of what I'm currently working on, with "In the Bag" - "Something
on my mind" is downloadable from this link:-
Something on my mind - MP3 file
Here's some recent news on gigs etc:-
10th May - Blues Deluxe @ The Bunch of Grapes, Bristol.