Russ Davies is a british musician, composer and producer having released over 20 artist albums since 2002 under various alias' including Abakus, Cinnamon Chasers, Aiiso. A multi-instrumentalist and adept at lending his broad skill set and talent to bringing together a diverse range of influences and genres into his unique modern compositions. Russ is currently scoring the soundtrack for The War Of The Worlds, an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel, produced by Mammoth Screen for BBC One.
Born and raised in London, he is the son of The Kinks founder Dave Davies with whom he has co-wrote and produced the critically acclaimed Open Road album released March 2017. Russ' music has appeared and been commissioned for numerous tv, film and game placements, including Amazon, Sony Playstation, Calvin Klein, Spotify, Castrol Oil, Vanity Fair and Avon and many more.
2017 "Open Road" Press Quotes
UNCUT: “An impressive LP”
MOJO: “Satisfying unpredictable – a fresh non-rock approach to rhythms with unexpected shifts in style”
EXPRESS: Album Of The Week “A sharp and often very beautiful exercise in psychedelic rock and pop balladry with a smart indie sheen
ROLLING STONE:“Melancholy rock songs waxing nostalgia about his growing-up years, winsome emotions and the elusive nature of love
PASTE MAGAZINE: “Musical adventurousness exploring a unique musical space that’s unlike any record he’s made yet”
ROCK NUTS “Russ Davies’ production and arrangements make the crowning touch on this album, he turns what would have been good record into a very good record. If Dave was owed respect before, he deserves even more after this album.”
SPILL MAGAZINE “This is an album in every sense of the word…A terrific album"
CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND “Never have they sounded as locked-in as they do on new track Path Is Long. Good, honest, traditional songs that play to each songwriter’s strengths.”
SONG WRITING MAGAZINE “A revealing and rewarding listen – a sentimental and carefully crafted album”
OBSERVER " A blend of power and intimacy that resembles the rawness of John Lennon mixed with the hushed heart-shiver of Nick Drake or Alex Chilton"
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