"beautifully musical guitar playing" - The Sunday Times
"a fine guitarist" - The Independent
"opulent guitar chords" - Metro
"atmospheric guitar playing" - The Observer
"nicely written for two French horns and trombone" - The Wire
My song with Europa 51 was the title music on the BBC TV series 'Britain By Bike'.
I studied classical guitar at London's Royal College Of Music with Charles Ramirez and attended classes with John Williams, Carlos Bonell and Juan Martin.
I wrote and perfomed the guitar music with the Royal Shakespeare Company for 'Venus And Adonis' which was awarded Critic's Choice Metro November 2004. In addition to the remix of Red Snapper's DNIPRO, I've written and performed six commercially released albums.
I've worked with members of Suede, Stereolab, Haircut 100, Laika, The High Llamas and Landscape and studied music composition with Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies, John Lambert and Philip Cannon. While still a student, I was invited to meet the great guitarist, Andrés Segovia.
I've featured as a performer/composer on BBC Radio 3.
I'm currently collaborating with the dancer, Iona Lily-McGuire who has just graduated from London Contemporary Dance School. Iona will dance our piece, 'STEM CELL' to 'found sound' music that I've composed which uses sounds from household objects combined with computer sounds and acoustic instruments.
We have found a fantastic location for the dance in a shop fitting warehouse which has lots of amazing looking mannequins and neon signs. The warehouse owners have said we can film in their space for £200 and we also plan to pay a camera person £100. This is how we intend to use the money. I've already written, mixed and mastered the music so there will be no further costs. We aim to film the project this October and will be at the location for 2 hours. We can edit the film ourselves at no further cost.
The STEM CELL music and choreography is already completed and I have secured a film maker - we've raised £20 and all we need now is to raise the remaining £280 to hire the venue and pay for the filming.
For a £10 donation, you'll get 2 excerpts of rehearsal footage
For a £20 donation, you'll get 4 excerpts of rehearsal footage and the mastered mp3 of the STEM CELL music which features found sounds, electronics and guitars.
For a £30 donation, you'll get 6 excerpts of rehearsal footage and the mastered mp3 of the STEM CELL music.
For a £50 donation, you'll get 8 excerpts of rehearsal footage, the mastered mp3 of the STEM CELL music and a limited edition vinyl copy of my latest, 15 track album, 'ESTEBAN CRUJIDO The Flamenco Guitarist Plays And Sings From The Heart' complete with hand, screen printed album artwork.
For a £155 donation, I'll visit your home in London and give an exclusive, acoustic guitar performance for you and you'll get 8 excerpts of rehearsal footage, the mastered mp3 of the STEM CELL music and a limited edition vinyl copy of my latest, 15 track album, 'ESTEBAN CRUJIDO The Flamenco Guitarist Plays And Sings From The Heart' complete with hand, screen printed album artwork.
The photo of Iona is by Alannah Louet.
My website is www.stevonrussell.com