MULTI-PLATFORM ARTIST & AUTHOR
Although Russell C. Brennan (aka R. C. Writer & Russell Writer) features on many websites this one is the definitive in-depth one about him as an established Multi-Platform Artist considered one of the best in Europe. He is very unique in that there can't be too many multi-platform artists whose output is worth more now that when it was originally released including records, books & artwork/photos. He is also someone who is still relevant on a weekly basis. After a big solo photo art exhibition in Mayfair London in 2019 that put him well and truly on the map of the art & photography world. in 2020 he featured on the front cover of Songwriter International magazine, and had rave reviews about many music releases he produced or wrote. (Two female singers even wrote songs about him) Also Saatchi Art called him an artist of significance. He also had 3 follow up books to his Amazon top 100 book 'Memories Are Made of This', Vol.2 of the aforementioned book plus Mod Memories and The Definitive Eleanor Rigby Story. The latter selling out in limited edition in just a few days. 2021 saw him do an in-depth interview for new popular magazine Downbeat about his influence on popular culture and two single releases for bands he is heavily involved in Artistic Rebels & Psykick Holiday have been picking up lots of radio airplay and previous releases he wrote or produced are still getting thousands of plays per week. He has also been approached about having a number of his novels turned into films. In 2020 he relaunched his popular magazine Dedicated Follower (Previous issues featured in a V & A exhibition on youth culture) So as usual he is still very influential in ALL the arts. To learn more about different parts of Russell's career click on links at foot of page. You will find many things to see and hear. .
Russell also returned to music in a big way with no less than 8 singles written or produced by him including and a special one for the homeless 'Backstreet Boulevard'. He also produced a CD album of 15 tracks CULT THEMES FOREVER (the last in the series of 'cult themes' albums) that helped make him famous as a record producer. This proved a catalyst for some of the artists featured to get record deals & media attention. Full details at Future Legend Records website.
After just 8 new issues Dedicated Follower publication (written & edited by Russell) it is now the best selling physical mag on the modernist scene and has influenced others to follow his lead and release physical mags again. His photo images have recently featured on the covers of at least 20 music released and 10 books. He also directed and edited a TV special of Dave Mayberry's 'Pierrot & Harlequin'album that has been shown many times. .
Link to book at Amazon
2020 saw an environmental anthem he wrote and produced, 'Don't Shut Your Mouth' released that was starting to get noticed on the album 'Forever Pop Noir' by his band, Psykick Holiday. It is now out as a single on download. (video for it below)
A single Russell produced for Mouse's 'All the Young Girls Love Alice'. has become a best seller after being adopted as a lesbian anthem.
Russell has also produced the single 'The Long Drop' for legendary pop singer Glenda Collins which is now out on Itunes. It was co produced it with his producer idol Joe Meek from beyond the grave (Yes you heard that right : Full fascinating story a Future Legend Records website press release page)
Two exciting releases to look forward to this year are a brand new 'Psykick Holiday' album and a new Ministry of Ska single and already release is special duet with his muse Maiko.(after their popular duet on The Bond theme The World is Not Enough (On Cult Themes Forever album) they released a single of a cover of Summer Wine as Psykick Holiday (Out at Itunes) The Artistic Rebels new single (which also features the 2 of them) 'Welcome to the Bureau of Affection his racking up lots of airplay and looking like a big hit. (BR> So please check back or ask to be put on the mailing list via email address at bottom of the page.
That's the news for now. More in-depth information on the various page links at the bottom of the page.
Photography and Art
Russell D.J Years
Musician and band member
Trendsetter and innovator
Philanthropy Sound And vision
Dedicated Follower magazine
Radio Interviews by RUSSELL
Written Interview At Crazy Mind
Pop Video directed or edited or featuring Russell
Blogs by Russell below
Last Male Geisha Standing
Influencing music for 25 years: the Future Legend Records Story