Classical & Spanish
Steve Russell began playing the guitar at the age of 7 and was swiftly offered a place to study at London's Royal College of Music. Being at first too young to study there full time, Steve had to wait until he was 18 to gain a full time place and then began attending classes with Charles Ramirez, Carlos Bonell and John Williams.
Steve turned professional immediately on completing his studies and began his busy schedule of engagements for which he is now highly sought after. Today, Steve performs solo Spanish guitar in concerts, at corporate events, weddings and parties throughout Britain and Europe.
Clients he has performed for include:
London Venues where Steve has played include:
Steve has performed on BBC television and radio and has written and recorded a CD for Northstar - 'Flamenco Nights' under the name of Esteban Crujido.
Steve's repertoire covers Classical, Flamenco, Latin and Popular music and, if required, he is happy to play specific requests for clients.
"Thank you for playing the guitar at our recent Spanish celebration. The occasion was a great success, enjoyed by everyone and made all the more memorable by your excellent guitar playing. Thank you again."
"We would like to convey to you our sincere thanks for the excellent music you played during our wedding celebrations. The varied range of music conveyed just the right touches to the different parts of our special day."
David and Karen Perry.
Steve Russell was born in England in 1965 and at the age of seven began attending classical guitar lessons.
From 1981 to 1988 while studying at London's Royal College of Music, Steve became active as a composer. He attended composition classes with John Lambert and Peter Maxwell-Davies but considers himself mainly self-taught as a composer.
Steve has written in a wide variety of genres and for many different occasions and his interest in non-European, Early and Electronic Music influences his scores. He has toured as a multi-instrumentalist and singer with the Early/Folk music group 'Dragonsfire', and as guest accompanist and vocalist with 'Les Rossignolets De Roubaix' with whom he appeared at the Seville Expo in 1992. For many years Steve has worked with Pop musicians including members of Suede, Stereolab, Haircut 100 and Landscape.
At present, Steve is also active as a session musician and has written and recorded for BBC Television and Radio as well as providing the music for theatre productions and films.