Bio + Cover Songlist

Before age thirty-four Russil fronted a couple of obscure but original world-beat jam bands in Philly and SF. Subsequent years saw a number of better-paying cover band gigs (in Cali and then Tampa Bay), including stints of beach disco with Ooh La La, Santana covers with Latin band Point 6, and pop variety in a beach duo w/ trax called Culture Shock. More recently he has been a singer-guitarist in St Pete neo soul outfit Unrestricted and fusion trio Samepage…

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As an original artist Russil has arranged, produced and released two home studio albums under the moniker Radiance. After the second one he took a few years off to launch a career in fiction editing before coming back to music, mainly as a solo acoustic performer. (Duo with percussionist is avail.) His current cover repertoire focuses on British material, although he has plenty of American songs under his belt, too. Russil has entertained throughout Tampa Bay at venues like Iberian Rooster, the Woodson Museum, Curtis Hixon Park, Riverfront Park Center, Tampa Theater, Sawgrass Tiki, Above The Salt, The Sail, Oldsmar Taphouse, Brandy’s, Cricketers, Beach Fyre, Yoeman’s, etc. He’s a reliable pro – and has his own PA. . 😉


A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procul Harum.
Alison – Elvis Costello.
Always Something 2 Remind Me – Naked Eyes.
Anarchy in the U.K. – Sex Pistols.
Annie Get Your Gun – Squeeze.
Another Brick in the Wall – Pink Floyd.
Bad Blood – Bastille.
Ballroom Blitz – The Sweet.
Bed’s Too Big – The Police.
Behind Blue Eyes – The Who.
Being 4 the Benefit of Mr. Kite – Beatles.
Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve.
Black Celebration – Depeche Mode.
Black Coffee in Bed – Squeeze.
Blackbird – The Beatles.
Bolero – Ravel.
Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure.
Brain Damage – Pink Floyd.
Breakeven – The Script.
Breathe – Pink Floyd.
Bridge of Sighs – Robin Trower.
Bring on the Night – The Police.
Can’t Get Enuf of Yo Love – Bad Company.
Chalkhills and Children – XTC.
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol.
China Girl – David Bowie.
Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Mid Runners.
Dance Hall Days – Wang Chung.
Dancin’ Days – Led Zeppelin.
De Doo Doo Doo – The Police.
Dear God – XTC.
Do I Want to Know? – Arctic Monkeys.
Dogs – Pink Floyd.
Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House.
Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds.
Every Time You Go Away – Paul Young.
Everybody Wants 2 Rule da World – Tears for Fears.
Feel Like Making Love – Bad Company.
Ghost In You – The Psychedelic Furs.
Ghost Town – The Specials.
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John.
Greensleeves/Bold Sir Robin Trad – MontyPython.
Gallows Pole – Led Zeppelin.
Harmony – Elton John.
Head Over Heels – Tears For Fears.
Here Comes the Rain Again – Eurhythmics.
Hold Me Now – Thompson Twins.
Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones.
I Just Died In Your Arms 2nite – Cutting Crew.
I Shot The Sheriff – Eric Clapton/Bob M.
I’m The Man – Joe Jackson.
In the Air Tonight – Phil Collins.
Is She Really Going Out w Him? – Joe Jackson.
Is This Love? – Whitesnake.
Julia – Beatles.
Karma Police – Radiohead.
Kashmir – Led Zeppelin (DADGAD tuning)
Layla – Eric Clapton.
Life On Mars? – David Bowie.
Making Plans For Nigel – XTC.
Maxwell’s Silver Hammer – Beatles.
Message in a Bottle – The Police.
New Year’s Day – U2.
Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da – Beatles.
One More Time – Joe Jackson.
One Step Ahead – Split Enz.
One Thing Leads to Another – The Fixx.
Ordinary World – Duran Duran.
Our House – Madness.
Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode.
Photograph – Def Leppard.
Pinball Wizard – The Who.
Pretty in Pink – Psychedelic Furs.
Pride (in the Name of Love) – U2.
Red Red Wine – UB40.
Right Here Right Now – Jesus Jones.
Roundabout – Yes.
Russians – Sting.
Safety Dance – Men Without Hats.
Save A Prayer – Duran Duran.
Senses Working Overtime – XTC.
Shock The Monkey – Peter Gabriel.
Should I Stay or Should I Go? – The Clash.
Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel.
Something About You – Level 42.
Space Oddity – David Bowie.
Starlight – Muse.
Stepping Out – Joe Jackson.
Strangelove – Depeche Mode.
Strawberry Fields – The Beatles.
Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits.
Synchronicity 2 – The Police.
Tainted Love – Soft Cell.
Take Me To Church – Hozier.
Tangerine/Friends – Led Zeppelin 3.
Tempted – Squeeze.
The Rain Song – Led Zeppelin.
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran.
Turn It On Again – Genesis.
Turning Japanese – The Vapors.
Until The End of The World – U2.
Venus – Bananarama.
Vienna – Ultravox.
What’s so Funny Bout P, L & U? – Elvis Costello.
When I’m 64 – The Beatles.
When The Levee Breaks – Led Zeppelin.
White Christmas – Traditional.
White Room – Cream.
Why Bye Bye – Russil.
Wild Horses – Rolling Stones.
With a Little Help from my Friends – Beatles.
With Or Without You – U2.
Within Without /All Apologies – Beatles/Nirvana mashup.
Wonderwall – Oasis.
You Never Gimme Your Money – Beatles.


Dear Prudence* – Beatles.
Girls On Film* – Duran Duran.
Give A Little Bit* – SuperTramp.
Higher Love* – Steve Winwood.
Highway Star* – Deep Purple.
Hungry Like the Wolf* – Duran Duran.
Just Like Heaven* – The Cure.
London Calling* – The Clash.
Lovecats* – The Cure.
One* – U2.
Pulling Mussels From a Shell* – Squeeze.
Rolling In the Deep* – Adele
Pale Shelter* – Tears For Fears.
Somewhere Only We Know* – Keane.
Take Me Out* – Franz Ferdinand.
Sunny Afternoon* – The Kinks.
The A Team* – Ed Sheeran.
Vertigo* – U2.
Walking on Sunshine* – Katrina & Waves.
White Wedding* – Billy Idol.
Why Can’t I Be You* – The Cure.
Yellow* – Coldplay.