Laura Wilkerson (Review)

Took some time out my busy day to grab an iced coffee at the Verrado Coffee Company and sit back and enjoy the musical performance given by Stephen Russell.
His playlist included one good song after another. It was truly a wonderful event.
Thank you Stephen. I hope to see you perform again soon in Verrado.

Mindy and Richard (Review)

Steve did an excellent job playing for Mindy’s birthday party. We love his wide variety of music and how he switches between different guitars. He showed up early and stayed late. All of out guests love his vocals and professional performance.

Jean McKay (Review)

Steve is a really nice guy and a great musician. We had him play at our 4th of July pool party and he was a great hit! He picked a perfect mix of music. I was told by all my guests how much they enjoyed having him play at the party. I will definitely plan to have him be our entertainer again.

George and Michelle (Review)

Steve performed for our mother’s 70th birthday party at our home. He has an awesome voice and there really wasn’t a song he played that we didn’t like! We definitely want to get him our our restaurants.

Steve and Karen (Review)

Steve and Shelley performed at our restaurant this past New Years Eve. They were very well received by our patrons, just the right volume and made the extra effort to make sure everyone was happy. We are working on getting this act into our regular rotation of entertainers.

John and Sara Harcourt (Review)

We just saw Steve Russell of Phacets Music performing with his group “rNb” at Augies in Goodyear, AZ this past Friday. We were just going to stay for a couple of songs and one round of drinks, but ending up staying the entire evening. A great variety of material, excellent vocals and guitar of Steve’s part! Highly recommend!

Sharon Tara (Review)

I am so impressed with the results of all your hard work, Steve. It’s obvious how much you love what you do, your passion for music shines through each song. I am happy to see you’ve added Country music to your playlist…I’m a big Country fan and enjoyed listening to your tracks.

Josh Harring (Review)

Stephen Russell is a man of many talents. Singing and playing over 10 instruments, this lifelong musician, along with his wife Shelley, has been in the music scene for over three decades. Steve’s current project, Phacets Musuc, is his take on many classic songs from various genres of music, including the aforementioned country, classic rock, R&B, and more. As the name would imply, there is a bit of a country twang twist on the song’s vocals – Steve pulls it off very well even though he’s from the Northeast instead of the Deep South! Furthermore, the instrumentation often has a bit of a retro-synthesizer throwback feel to it as well (check out his interpretations of “Black Velvet” by Alannah Myles and “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder). If you’re looking for something a little different but still familiar, and you want to check out a talented musician at work, check out Phacets Music!

Dave Trull (Review)

Steve Russell has always loved performing and now he has compiled many of his long-time favorites with some country overtones in his reinvention. He has taken a few dozen Pop, Rock and Country favorites and added a hint of his Country sound to them, for a refreshing new musical sound. This Massachusetts homeboy, now living in the Arizona desert, is not a Fish out of water. Steve has put his unique spin and rejuvenated energy into this musical ensemble. If you loved the music of the 70’s and 80’s, you are in for a treat courtesy of Steve. He may have the most unique rendition of the Moody Blues’ Story in Your Eyes I have ever heard. He pulls it off and makes it work. The long lost favorite Third Rate Romance by The Amazing Rhythm Aces is a great cover performance. And how many would dare to take on Billy Idol’s White Wedding? Steve Russell would. In this long awaited compilation, Steve Russell shows us his creativity in bringing so many Rock hits over to the Country line. His easy twang and love for his music carry the day musically.

Dan Elder (Review)

Really enjoyed your music mix – so much great music done so VERY well! Thanks for sharing – glad you got back to your studio – now I’m inspired to drag out my bass and start jamming!

Keith Piccollo (Review)

Nice artwork. As usual, your voice is “maw-ve-lous, Dah-ling.” However, … I hate to tell you, I really don’t care for country music, but I DID like your “Toto”, “Billy Idol” and “Steve Miller.”

Sandra Spence (Review)

I listened to your tracks this A.M. with snow falling and a cup of tea! Great job! I loved Baker Street! And so much work you put into it! You should be so proud. I wish I could do that! Thank you for sharing! Wonderful!

Renee Leonard (Review)

So happy to hear you back in the Boot Scootin’ Boogie, where the Brown-Eyed Girl sees Tequila Sunrise in Sweet Home Alabama thru the Sunshine of Your Love, and ends up Takin’ it Easy in Margaritaville!

Can’t you see that the Wild Nights when Your Mama Don’t Dance in Sweet Home Chicago can lead to the Ventura Highway and leave you a Thousand Miles from Nowhere counting Mexican Minutes ?
Can’t believe someone so talented in the Wagon Wheel of life can’t get the concept of Flying Fish!