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        Russ Irwin is an American Producer, Composer, Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from New York. He has worked with many artists including Aerosmith, Sting, Bryan Adams, Meat Loaf, Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Joe Bonamassa and Curt Smith (Tears for Fears). He has written and produced over 100 commercials for brands such as AT&T, Bank of America and Coca-Cola. Most recently, he scored the movie 'Corbin Nash' starring Rudger Hauer, Malcolm McDowell and Corey Feldman.

 

        Irwin studied music business and classical piano at New York University and also attended The New school for jazz piano. In 1991, He was signed to SBK records and a self-titled album, produced by Phil Ramone followed. The album debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, and the single, "My Heart Belongs to You" hit No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the song "I Need You Now" hit No. 36 on the Radio and Records Rock chart. 

 

      Irwin went on to tour as a keyboardist, vocalist and guitarist with Aerosmith (1997–2014), Sting, (2000-2001), Bryan Adams (2002), Cheap Trick (2012) and Joe Bonamassa (2016).  He has also performed live with Jeff Beck, John Fogerty, Johny Lang, Slash, Duncan Shiek, and Jessica Simpson.

 

        Irwin has written songs for Aerosmith, Foreigner, Meat Loaf and others as well as co-writing songs with Desmond Child, Eric Bazillian and Oliver Leiber. In 2006, Irwin produced Clay Aiken's single "I Want to Know What Love Is' which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.  In 2012 Irwin co-wrote the Aerosmith Adult top 40 hit 'What Could Have Been Love' on the album 'Music from another Dimension' and produced top 10 hit 'Lollipop' for Japanese artist Lisa Hirako. 

 

       In 2012, Irwin released his second self-produced solo album 'Get Me Home' which included guest artists Steven Tyler and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Chris Botti and Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots.