Russ Irwin Biography
At the start of his career, Russ was signed to SBK/EMI records as a singer-songwriter in 1991. He made his self-titled record with legendary record producer Phil Ramone (Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon). The album led to the top 40 hit 'My Heart Belongs to You,' and the rock hit 'I Need You Now.'
It was in 1994 that Russ teamed up with Tears for Fears lead singer, Curt Smith to form the band ‘Mayfield.’ The band received great critical acclaim and directly led to Russ working with the band 'Aerosmith.' For the next ten years, he would tour with Aerosmith as a keyboardist, guitarist and background vocalist on 6 world tours.
In the year 2000, Russ began working with Sting and his band, again as a keyboardist, guitarist and background vocalist. The 'Brand New Day Tour' would take the band to the middle east to perform in front of the pyramids as well as performing at the super bowl.
As well as continuing to tour with many artists, Russ has gone on to produce Clay Aiken's song 'I want to know what love is' on the record 'A Thousand Different Ways' which entered the billboard Hot 200 at number 2. The same year he would write the song ‘What about Love’ with Marti Frederiksen and Desmond Child on Meatloaf’s 'Bat out of Hell 3' Record. Currently Russ has written the new single for the Scorpions entitled 'The future never dies,' and has also written with Aerosmith for their upcoming studio record.
Russ currently resides in Los Angeles where he works at his own studio and continues to work with many of the artists mentioned above.