STEVE RUSSELL BAND
I have been friends with Steve since the 80's when he joined the Hip-Pocket Band. He is a very gifted musician and composer, and we work together in many different formats and situations, including teaching at Southern Cross University . Originally from Toowoomba, he plays cool bass as well , we shared a house for a while and we would swap over , play all sorts of songs until late into the evening... He has a great memory for songs- jazz standards and many others . Steve has two musician sisters ,Sharney [piano /vocal] and Helen [bass] and is married to the lovely Leigh Carriage - vocalist and vocal teacher at SCU..
We have played Steve's original music with this lineup over the last couple of years, and Steve wanted to record with the amazing young guitarist Matt Smith before he went off to join the Thirsty Merc band. Our friendly sound engineer Adam Biggs from Lismore recorded some gigs , and Jim Kelly has just mixed and mastered the tracks. Scott Hills plays drums with his usual impeccable groove, flair and taste. It should be released mid 2011. I love this music - I know it will open some new oppurtunities teve.