If you live in America and watch TV, you’ve heard Russ Bonagura’s voice and music.
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 was on the road to establishing himself as a career-oriented singer/songwriter/musician since the early days of his teens growing up in Paterson, NJ.
For starters, Bonagura has recorded, written, sang and performed on dozens of national and international TV commercials, TV shows, Soaps, etc.. Including: Visa, Chock Full Of Nuts, Santa Fe Salsa, ABC, CBS, NBC, VH1, MTV, This Is Us, Young And The Restless, One Life To Live, All My Children and CBS Winter Olympics to name a few. Russ’ catalog of over 400 original songs, jingles and music for broadcast TV, is still active with publishing and current placements all the time.
Bonagura’s original music Discography includes 7 releases on various, independent labels (including his own) as well as the major, Sony/Navarre. The single “Take A Minute” from his 6th CD “PIECES” (in 2002) spent 20 weeks in the top 30 across the US on the A/C Top 40 charts peaking at #24. The music video for this single has aired all over the world. Bonagura has shared the concert stage and Billboard charts with the likes of: Maroon 5, Train, John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac and many others.
Whether you live in Paterson or Peoria, Atlantic City or Atlanta, the raw emotion in Russ Bonagura’s music will touch your heart.
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