An experienced and intuitive multi-instrumentalist and composer with a wide range of credits covering nearly every genre imaginable, from huge, lush orchestral scoresto gritty rock and roll, from twangy swamp rock to EDM, Russell has not only composed and performed the scored for shows such as the Emmy winning ‘Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution’ for ABC, but has also composed and performed the title themes for 7 of those same shows. Russell scored the award winning documentary, ‘Kelly’ in 2012 and has composed for several other scripted projects in the moments between TV projects, short-form commercials and infomercials.
With production schedules often demanding huge amounts of music in a very short time, Russell formed a production music house which has grown to include more than 30 talented composers who work together to create a high quality custom library for any project on an otherwise impossibly tight schedule. As a result, Russell is able to offer a range of composing services, from traditional single-composer to a modern hybrid model utilizing multiple composers and, when desired, existing library cues as well.
in early 2017, Russell's company Whatnot Industries was rebranded as HMX :: Human Music Exchange, and the HMX Music website was launched. Stay tuned for more developments as HMX Music expands it's composer roster and production music library, while HMX Media prepares to launch it's grounbreaking software.