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Russell Edmonds
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I am a 25 year old artist from Southampton, UK. Having played in indie cover bands, I decided to record an album of my own with a producer friend of mine. The album has just been finished, so we've decided to try and promote the album and to perform shows locally, as a band. My main influences are The Beatles. I also love Paul McCartney's solo work, The Kinks are a huge favourite also. I like 90's Britpop bands like Supergrass, Ocean Colour Scene, Oasis, Supernaturals, Kula Shaker, and The La's. Recently I have been listening to The Killers, Coldplay and Nic Armstrong.
Band/artist history
Russell Edmonds was born on the 13th October 1980. After learning to play guitar from his best friend Neil Starke, Russell set up the band 'Carnation' with Neil in 1999. It was during this time that Russell's output was such that there was simply too much material for the band. He recorded two acoustic albums in 6 months at a local studio, for which he received positive reviews and local radio exposure. In November 2004, Russell approached local music producer Nader Rezaie to help with his arrangement and production ideas. Russell and Nader had both decided to produce an album different to both Carnation and his previous work - a diverse blend of acoustic and rock music, but with full band production. Russell's music taste ranges from Britpop 90's to Psychedelic 60's. Major influences on his music are The Beatles, Paul McCartney, The Kinks, Supergrass, Ocean Colour Scene, Oasis, Supernaturals, Kula Shaker, Donovan, John Lennon, George Harrison, The La's, and Coldplay. With Ross Baker on drums, Vicky Averre-Beeson on Keyboards, Andy Smith on guitar and Nader on bass, Russell will be looking to take this band on the road at a venue near you soon.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Yes. My band and I are currently playing in and around Southampton, UK. We have only had 2 gigs to date and are looking to obtain further gigs and promote my new album.
Your musical influences
The Beatles, Paul McCartney, The Kinks, Supergrass, Ocean Colour Scene, Oasis, Supernaturals, Kula Shaker, Donovan, John Lennon, George Harrison, The La's, and Coldplay.
What equipment do you use?
I play an Epiphone EJ300 acoustic into a Marshall Valvestate 2000 AVT. The lead guitarist plays a Gibson SG into a Vox AC30 - CC. The keyboard player plays a Roland, the bass player plays a Tanglewood replica of a 60's Hofner bass into an Ashdown Mag 300 Head with 2 x 12" cab, the drummer plays a custimised Tama kit.
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