STYLISH TROUBADOUR WITH GUITAR CHOPS, VOCAL CONTROL AND A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR: Russil specializes in pop-rock from the British Isles. His vast repertoire of solo cover material spans 1965-2015. He can whip out snappy but forgotten tunes like Queen’s Killer Queen, fun silliness like Soft Cell’s Tainted Love, ambitious epics like Zeppelin’s Rain Song, modern classics like Arctic Monkey’s Do I Wanna Know?, and many mainstays by the Beatles. If he can arrange the tune to suit his versatile voice, it’s on. He recently added a loop machine to his setup to spice things up.


Check out those coconuts! 

THE ‘MY SHADOW’ ALBUM: Russil’s last release was a 420-morphed club crawl through earnest coffeehouses, campy lounges, tiki bars, swingin’ salons, and international funketerias. The album was broadly theatrical, riding on the experimental 80s coattails of Peter Gabriel, Sting, David Byrne, XTC, Bowie and Prince. Yet it was also bubbling with a Floridacentric, tongue-in-cheek horniness that would make Richard Cheese proud.  


Your tour guide through those sideshows was Radiance, Russil’s previous incarnation. His multicultural vocal delivery held the strange journey together. Creative Loafing Tampa writer Leilani Polk described one song as “weirdo-fun experimental hip hop”. (GO TO MY SHADOW PAGE.) By turns darkly heartfelt, carnal, spiritual, and unpredictable fun, the My Shadow album followed up the 2005 release of Bounce Int’l. Check out Super Glam Bitches, Hometown Sweet, and Tantra & Passion. The cd comes in a beautifully designed 6-panel digipak (a format which reduces oil-based packaging).



RIGHT SIDEBAR: The top six buttons are about the performer. The lower links are the educational, nonprofit, art section. It’s huge, so take your time and investigate…

  • Conceptual Multimedia: contains photocollage slideshows featuring original music
  • AlteredStateRadio: recorded spoken word. Get down with an extensive subsite of storytelling
  • Visual Stimuli: showcases drawings and thoughts about street philosophy vs. spirituality