Russ has been slinging guitars on stage with bands ever since grade school. He sites the Rolling Stones as an early influence. He has played all over the world in various bands . He loves the passion and drive that "Tina" brings to her performances. He is commiteed to re-creating that same passion on stage each and every night.
One half of the hardest working rhythm sections in rock. He has laid the foundation for many top notch rock bands. When asked why he plays bass, " I like the way bass can move people to tap their feet and get up and dance.
Originally from Dayton, Ohio affectionately known as the "Funk Capital" of the world. Curtis has toured extensively in the U.S and abroad He is endorsed by D.W. Drums, ProMark Drumsticks, Saluda Cymbals and KickPort Sound Modules. His talent and experience gives him the ability to play and excel in all genres of music making Curtis the perfect fit for the wide variety of musical styles involved in bringing a Tina Turner tribute to the stage.