|Origin||Melville, Long Island, New York, USA|
|Genres||Pop rock, hard rock|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, record producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, keyboards, guitar|
|Associated acts||Aerosmith Sting Chris Botti|
|Piano, Guitar, Vocals, Drums, Bass|
Russ Irwin is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer and multi-instrumentalist from New York. He Studied Music Business and Classical piano for two years at New York University. Then attended the New School to study Jazz Piano for a year with Kenny Werner. His contemporaries at the new school included Larry Goldings and Brad Mehldau.
He was signed to SBK Records while in his Jr. year at the New School. In 1991, and a self-titled album, produced by Phil Ramone, followed later that year. The album peaked at No. 28 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, and the single, "My Heart Belongs to You", hit No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Irwin toured with his own band, opening for Roxette in 1992, and went on to play with Mayfield featuring Curt Smith, lead singer of Tears for Fears, later in the 1990s. He has also toured with Aerosmith (1997–present), Sting (2000–2001) Cheap Trick and Bryan Adams (2002) as a keyboardist, background vocalist and guitarist.
More recently, he has written songs for Foreigner, Meat Loaf, Scorpions, and Aerosmith. In 2006 Irwin produced Clay Aiken's "I Want to Know What Love Is" on the hit record A Thousand Different Ways. In 2008, Irwin was in the band of Chris Botti in Boston, performing with Sting, Steven Tyler and the Boston Pops Orchestra.
In 2012, Irwin released his self-produced, second solo album Get Me Home, which includes guest artists Steven Tyler and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Chris Botti and Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots. The song 'Manhattan' premiered on the Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of New York.
Currently, Irwin has co-written the Aerosmith Adult top 40 hit "What Could Have Been Love" on their new album Music From Another Dimension and the top 10 hit 'Lollipop' for japanese artist Lisa Hirako.