Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Russ is an award winning and Emmy Nominated Composer/ Singer/Arranger & Producer for TV, Radio & Film. A first call session singer & guitarist for over 30 years he has performed on thousands of recording sessions singing on hundreds of National, Regional & Local Radio & TV spots covering a wide range of genres & styles. Some of his clients include…Burger King, Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Disney, McDonald’s, Sprite, Hasbro, Mattel,Fisher-Price, UPS, FedEx, Budweiser, ESPN, Cheerios, Pizza Hut, Bubble Yum, Dodge, Ford, US Army, Gillette…singing alongside Michael Bolton, Luther Vandross, Patti Austin, Vickie Sue Robinson, Lisa Fischer, Jocelyn Brown & Marc Cohn. Russ has also worked and performed with many diverse artists, groups and celebrities…Sting, Carole King, the Ramones, LL Cool J, Korn, Patty Smyth, Jimmy Webb, Linda Eder, Sophie B. Hawkins, Elmer Bernstein, C&C Music Factory, Andrew Gold, Phoebe Snow, Martin Short & Mike Meyers. He has performed on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, SNL, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America to name a few. Russ just recently worked with singer Carrie Underwood & Academy Award-nominated director Wes Anderson. He is a 3 time Emmy nominated Composer/Arranger for his work on Sesame St…. Russ has composed, arranged, produced & performed on several very popular TV Themes…Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 & 2008, Sonic X, One Piece, Home Delivery, Panwapa Island, GI Joe Sigma 6. Russ also has appeared on Broadway as one of the lead singers & guitarists in “Rock & Roll the First 5000 Years” and was one of the original lead singers and producer, arranger of the popular children's group The Sugarbeats and is currently touring with The Hit Men as well as continuing his session work.