RUSS BONAGURA - BIOGRAPHY
 

If you live in America and watch TV, you’ve heard Russ Bonagura's voice and music.

For starters, all across the US television viewers have heard Bonaguras jingle I LIKE IT ON THAT, the theme song for Santa Fe Salsas nationwide promotion launch of the product line. This began airing in Dec 2006 and continues to run on all major networks. Written, produced and performed by Bonagura on all instruments and vocals, here is the link to view the commercial online:
Santa Fe Salsa Commercial

In addition, many of this diverse artists’ songs have been aired on National TV shows including, The Young And The Restless, One Life To Live and All My Children to name a few... TAKE A MINUTE, Russ' first radio single (from his 6th CD PIECES) spent 12 weeks in the top 30 across the US on the A/C 40 chart peaking at #24 and sharing the chart with such artists as; Maroon 5, Norah Jones & John Mayer in 2003. Both the song and the music video for TAKE A MINUTE have been aired on ABC, VH1 & Fuse. This video can be seen on Russ' website: http://www.russbonagura.com

Russ' latest CD SONGS FOR PEOPLE (his 7th) is a special recording for Bonagura since it includes a bonus track called YOU AND I that his father wrote and recorded with his two uncles in 1958. Russ dusted off the 50 year-old 45-RPM record and decided to pay homage to his fathers work. Russ lost his father at age 7 and, incorporating this family recorded gem on his CD (scratches and all) gave Russ the opportunity to record with his Dad. The original track is the intro and it morphs into a new version with Russ now on lead vocals in a duet with his father.

To add more of a ‘family affair touch’ to YOU AND I Russ asked his 83 year old uncle (the last living from the original record), his older brother and his 3 young children to sing background. Made possible by modern technology, there are now 3 generations of Bonagura's singing on this song. A wonderful, heartfelt story for this close family of musicians, YOU AND I was originally written by Russ’ Dad as a pledge of love to his Mom and now, it is a unifying record that touches the essence of his family and anyone who listens.

A child prodigy who was singing, learned to play bass, guitar, and drums all by age 10 and formed his first band at age 13, Russ Bonagura has been on the road to establishing himself as a career-oriented singer/songwriter since the early days of his teens. A staple on the East Coast music scene, performing over 150 live gigs per year, Russ says his new CD is 'a diverse collection of music that comes from the heart'

SONGS FOR PEOPLE is available at RB’s site http://www.russbonagura.com & all major digital download sites such as iTunes and CD Baby.

Whether you live in Paterson or Peoria, Atlantic City or Atlanta, the raw emotion in Russ Bonagura’s music will touch your heart and tantalize your ears.

# For more info, please visit Russ’ website or contact Frimpy Muzik Prod: 973-477-7118 #