Ratings and Reviews
3Kids & A Husband
If you like good music you'll love this album.
Cool Classic Piano Rock……Rocks!
If Billy Joel and Ray Charles had a baby it would be Russ Irwin. I mean, if they could have a baby. Even the adopted baby of Billy and Ray would have to be as talented a musician as Russ. I love his album! Especially Manhattan and not only because it was written about me but that's cool :). I also love I Miss Being Lonely and Crazy Too and So Close to Heaven, even though it was written about a bunch of other girls on the road. I bought the whole album and I could have gotten it for free. Lol. Buy it! I think you'll love it too.
a long time ago, in a city far far away...
I could say "I knew Russ back when…" but that was over a couple decades ago and a lot changes in a long time… Still I had the pleasure of hearing some of him in the raw - you know, those practice moments around the apartment, the odd piano / vocal demo, etc... Listening to him then gave me goosebumps - and listening to some of these tracks had the same effect. Nice one Russ - Cheers!
About Russ Irwin
Hailing from Huntington Hills, Long Island, NY, keyboardist Russ Irwin came to the attention of Charles Koppelman, who signed him to his SBK Records. In the fall of 1991, Irwin released a self-titled debut, showcasing his singer/songwriter tendencies. While not making much of an impact, either commercially or critically, it did yield a hit in the ballad "My Heart Belongs to You," which climbed into the Top 40. Although Irwin wouldn't release another record of his own during the decade, he spent a lot of time playing on other projects. For a period of time, Irwin played with ex-Tears for Fears member Curt Smith in the lineup for Mayfield, appearing on their eponymous 1998 release. Irwin also did roadwork, most notably with Aerosmith and Sting, at the end of the decade. ~ Tom Demalon