The Russell Holmes Trio explores the art and essence of the piano trio with their own well-defined flavour and personality. The group possesses a deep groove and stands alone with its own treatment and inimitable expression. Russell’s sensitive style is supported by Karl Florisson on bass and Mike Perkins on drums, creating an interactive, unique and inspiring ensemble whose overall essence is one pure and authentic voice. Tonight, the trio will be joined by one of Australia’s premier vocalists Victoria Newton as the ensemble presents a range of styles including pop, soul and jazz.
“The piano playing by Russell Holmes is spectacular. There is a certain inevitability about music when you hear it played right – you just can’t believe it could be played any other way. That is how I feel when I listen to Russell Holmes.” (CD review Australian Music Forum Magazine by Craig Dabelstein)
“This trio is cohesive, well practiced and brimful of energy. The music delivered by this current RHTrio was compelling, often powered by tension and with a deeply embedded swing.” (2012 Bennett’s Lane gig review Roger Mitchell ausjazz.net)