Twenty-five years of playing keyboards and synthesisers
Joined my first band 'Celebration' in 1982 before being spotted by 'ABC', joining as keyboard player for a world tour.
After the tour, I formed a band with Dave Palmer [now Rod Stewart’s drummer] and we signed to Epic / CBS Records
as 'Person To Person'. Did two high profile support tours and recorded an album, 'Stronger Than Reason'.
From 1986 I had brief stints playing with the bands 'Animal Nightlife' and 'Carmel' while living in Sheffield.
Moved to London in 1987.
Since 1987 I have recorded, toured, composed and done recording sessions which include:
Anastacia Festival Tour, Summer 2014 / Tour plus live Television and Radio performances
Simply Red / Touring / Recording / Performing 2003 to date
George Michael / TourIng and Recording
ABC / TourIng and Recording
U2 / Tour Programming and Recording.
Depeche Mode / Tour Playing and Programming (Ultra)
Mick Hucknall / Solo tours including 'American Soul', 'Bobby Bland' and 'Art on Ice'
Marc Almond / Touring musician and Musical Director plus 'Live' DVD
Jason Donovan / Touring musician and Musical Director
Clive Griffin / Touring musician and Musical Director
Pino Danielle / Touring musician
Hannah Scott / Touring musician
Depeche Mode / Touring musician
Clive Griffin / Co-Production and Composing
Paul Rutherford / Co-Production and Composing
Human League / Co-Production and Composing
Toy / Co-Production and Composing
Flatz / Co-Production and Composing
Melissa Mars / Co-Production and Composing
Elton John / Performance musician for 'Live' Record
Michael Hutchence / Recording and Composing
Recording sessions with:
ABC / Bee Gees / Beloved / Bjork and David Arnold / Bob Marley / Bomb the Bass [member 1994-1998] / Boy George / Bros / David Bowie / Estelle / Gary Barlow / Gavin Friday / Go West / Hannah Scott / Iva Davies / Jody Whatley / Karl Bartos and Kraftwerk / Kamouflage / Lionel Ritchie / Living In A Box / Luciano / Lucy Silvas / Mario [U.S. RnB artist] / Massive Attack / Nik Kershaw / Oui 3 / Paul McCartney / Pet Shop Boys / Protocol / Robbie Williams / Shakira / Sinéad O'Connor / Simple Minds / Take That / Terence Trent D'Arby / Texas / The Sound and the Fury / The The / Tina Turner / Tunde / 2 Tek / Whycliffe
Film and Film Music Commissions:
'In The Name of The Father' [with U2, Gavin Friday, Bomb the Bass] / 'Batman Returns' / 'Shakespeare in Love' /
'Battleship Potemkin' / 'Entropy' [with Phil Joanou] / 'Pola X' [with Scott Walker]
Film Score and Compositions:
'Tao Traveller' / Recorded and Produced by Jon Russell
Numerous advertisements for television and Short Film pieces placed with various Music Libraries
Beatfarm Recorders / An online record label with Marco Perry [Maestro Engineer / Owner / CEO of Immersive Audio]
Pressure Zone / Collaboration with various artists and famously referred to as 'London Street Soul'
2 Tek / Groove based mayhem and keyboard wizardry in an analog realm
Immersive Audio / 3D spatial sound production
I have my own Studio and recording equipment with a wide range of vintage analog and new digital keyboards
Links to a selection from my discography:
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