Russ Callaghan Grooms
Russ was born before the internet in a time when friends still traded mix-tapes and rode Choppers (and not in an ironic retro way). To say that he grew up would be a slight understatement but he's certainly aged. Some would say like a fine wine. Others would probably disagree.
Russ is a multi-instrumentalist who has been involved in a large number of projects over the years. He's played over 2000 gigs and even played some where people were listening! With his current band, Lucky Soul he has enjoyed tours of Japan, USA, Europe and the UK.
Alongside his professional career. Russ has built a solid reputation in the Music Education sector. He was co-founder of Orchestra ONE (where he met Laura) and has tutored over 1000 workshops in settings such as prisons, PRU's, schools, Mental Health units, youth clubs, Special Education colleges, theatres and hospitals. He has also worked as a trainer for various Music Hubs in the UK and has been a consultant to projects with the LSO, Spitalfields Music and Drake Music. Russ' core belief is that anyone can be musical given the right environment and encouragement.
Russ also satisfies his passion for guitars by overseeing the UK operations of Eastman Guitars. You can find out more about that here: https://handonheartarts.
Russ also writes a blog from time.This mostly contains thoughts on coming to terms with age, health and food. You can glance over it here: http://
Together with Laura, Russ owns a dog called Geoffery. He's quite amusing and both Laura and Russ find it strange that he lives in their house. He probably wonders who they are too.