Predominantly recognised as a soul and R'n'B singer he has built a diverse portfolio of performances that include:
- Musicals (West Side Story / Rock Nativity / Grease / Oklahoma / Ali Baba & the 40 Thieves - alongside Rob Guest)
- Film (What Becomes of the Broken Hearted / Mt Zion)
- Television (Lotto Presenter/Singing Bee)
- Major Events (Xmas in the Park / Wgtn 7's/World Shearing Champs/Lakeside 2008)
- Corporate Clients (Vodafone/Telecom/Team NZ/NZ Rugby/Steinlager/Peugeot/Mercedes Benz)
- International Performances (Samoa/Fiji/Hawaii/Kuala Lumpur/ Singapore/Shanghai/Hong Kong)
He performs regularly with his own group The Brown Brothers whose focus is a tribute to soul music..The Howard Morrison Trio - dedicated to the music of New Zealand's greatest entertainer Sir Howard Morrison..& The Hit Men - a group specifically focused on the music of the Rat Pack & Motown..as well as regularly working with Nz"s best vocalists and performers.
He organises and delivers events; regularly features as a voice over for ads; is a well-known Master of Ceremonies at events throughout NZ; has acted in NZ Films (What Becomes of the Broken Hearted / Mt Zion); has released his own "covers" album called Reflections and most recently has added travelling the world performing on Cruise Ships as part of his portfolio.
Russell has a range of upcoming projects but recently has focused on releasing recorded material.