Mark Russell shows
Since buying his first record as a kid (a crisp new copy of Talking Heads – Once in a lifetime), Mark has been hooked on music – As a collector, dj, producer, club promoter and event curator… A love affair with dance music developed out of the early warehouse raves around ’88/’89 ….
As a DJ Mark went onto hold residencies for More Tea Vicar, Gods Kitchen & LTJ Bukem’s Logical Progression playing some of the UK’s legendary venues – Ministry of Sound, Turnmills and The End. Mark’s djing lead to production opportunities with Robert Owens, Moloko & Craig David, and releases for MoS, Hed Kandi & Good Looking Records…
Mark has been involved in the Bedford music scene since his University days, with club nights Club Momacoca & Suburban Beats both held at Esquires (featuring the likes of Fabio & Grooverider, LTJ Bukem, Portisheads Andy Smith). More recently as resident DJ for Bedford Park Concerts (Café Mambo, Soul II Soul, Brand New Heavies, Incognito, Billy Ocean, UB40). Summer 2018 saw the addition of The Dance Music Stage at the Bedford River Festival, organised by Mark & good friend Martin Carvell featuring Danny Rampling, Fabio, Seb Fontaine, Bill Brewster & a host of fantastic local DJ’s. Mark has a real passion for broadcast and currently presents a weekly Sunday morning show on Bedford’s In2beats FM playing soul, jazz & funk.