Internationally renowned English session musician and experimental Jazz/Rock guitarist, additionally skilled as an award winning record producer and composer.
Ray Russell made his professional debut as Vic Flick's replacement as lead guitarist in the John Barry Seven. With Barry, he played on the soundtracks for James Bond films - Moonraker, You Only Live Twice, Octopussy, Thunderball, Live and Let Die, The Man With The Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me and Never Say Never Again. Ray went on to play a stew of jazz, R&B, and other styles with Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, the Graham Bond Organisation, and the Mike Gibbs Band, where he worked alongside Chris Spedding and Jack Bruce.
As an indefatigable session musician, he has collaborated with George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Freddie Mercury, Jeff Beck, David Bowie, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, Bryan Ferry, Phil Collins, Scott Walker, Art Garfunkel, Marvin Gaye, Heaven 17, Lulu and Tina Turner (check out "Let's Stay Together" on Private Dancer) to name only a few.