January is typically a quiet time in my date book, so in order to use my time well, I thought I should just write a book. In the last twenty years I have amassed piles of information on hand and arm physiology, gained many useful understandings about their efficient usage, and designed countless exercises to help students gain a strong, efficient and safe technique. Nine months later, my creation, Calm Hands, is approaching the final moments of design and layout, and is soon to be printed. Watch this space.…Read more
2019 was time to revitalise the Steve Russell Band for a new round of gigs, so I fell in with some incredible young players from Brisbane: drummer Aaron Jansz, trumpeter Lachlan McKenzie and bassist Luke McIntosh, all outstanding talents. We had so much fun we also did gigs as the Lachie McKenzie Quartet and the Aaron Jansz Quartet - same band, different repertoires.
It's always a joy to do some gigs with my sisters Sharny Russell-van Herp and Helen Russell - we have so much repertoire in common and such a…Read more
So long 2018. The Year of the Dog was a dog of a year for many in my circles. Let us hope the Pig is kinder!
I'm pleased to announce that the charting and transcribing services I have done for the last twenty years are now formally available worldwide through this site and through my FaceBook page. Use the Contact link to email me if you would like to use this service.
I'm very excited that the Queensland Music Festival have once again invited me to act as Musical Director, this time for their 20th…Read more
My composition Forty Days has been selected for use in the new ABC drama series Seven Types of Ambiguity which will premiere on Thursday 13th April.
Thrilled to be the Musical Director for the Queensland Music Festival's 'The Isaac Project'.
This year I have been working with an incredible creative team and talented groups from the local communities of Middlemount, Dysart, Clermont, Moranbah, Glenden and Nebo. We have been giving workshops, gathering stories, histories, dreams and aspirations to weave together a production that will be unique to Isaac, culminating in two large and free spectacular outdoor concerts in Moranbah in July, 2017
The highlight of the year was a season as Musical Director with Opera Queensland, in association with La Boîte Theatre Company, presenting a new take on Snow White, with new music by Zulia Kamalova, and featuring Silvia Colloca and Kanen Breen. This was followed by another joyful season with Women In Voice. I’ve been involved in some wonderful recording projects - Leigh Carriage’s Weave, and soon to be released CDs from Jack Thorncraft and Thierry Fossemalle. In response to the sad decline in the health of…Read more
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- 21st season of Women In Voice at the Judith Wright Centre including regional…