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Martin Russell

Born: Sep 25, 1934

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

Martin Russell

Date of Birth : Sep 25, 1934

Martin Russell is a recording engineer, producer, composer, and musician. He has been a core member of the music group Afro Celt Sound System since the recording of the first album Volume 1: Sound Magic in mid-1995 and has twice been Grammy Award nominated . As of 2010 the recorded output of the group has so far been exclusively released by Peter Gabriel's Real World Records.. The group recorded and released three more albums Seed, Pod, and Volume 5: Anatomic. Martin has written film music for several feature films, including Hotel Rwanda and the Lebanese film Bosta. Martin commenced his musical career in 1979, joining UK band The Enid on bass guitar and keyboards a few months after completing a BA Hons degree in music. His most notable contribution to the band's catalogue was "Once She Was", an arrangement of the folk song melody "Scarborough Fair". He remained a member until 1981, citing his increasing dissatisfaction with the whimsical vocally-based direction that the band was taking as his reason for leaving. With fellow ex-Enid keyboard player William Gilmour he formed the instrumental rock band Craft, who recorded an album which was released in 1984.


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