Soul/ R n B / funk
Even before he was born, Russ Walker was filled with the gift of music. It’s part of his very DNA. Music was the life blood for this family, and Russ grew up with the sounds of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Prince and many other Soul and Motown performers, who continue to influence his repertoire.
A popular contestant on the 2017 season of The Voice, Russ’s remarkable vocal talents delight and soothe the most tortured of souls – be it crooning a ballad, or funking up some serious R’n’B. He doesn’t just sing, though – Russ is equally happy as master of the rhythm on drums, or conquering the strings – be it six or four – on guitar. He frequently combines his talents at regular gigs around Brisbane.
One of the founders of Brisbane’s famous Tuesday night R‘n’B Jam, Russ has jammed with the likes of Brian Frasier-Moore and the entire horn section from Robbie Williams’ band when they toured here. He was also part of the opening act for Beyonce’s Australian tour, and was proud to have sung the New Zealand national anthem at the 2015 ANZAC Test at Suncorp Stadium.
Russ is a hit at corporate events and is often requested to return time and again. Weddings and private events are also a favourite for Russ and he’s sure to get the vibe exactly right – be it ambient music or party time.