'As far a record producers go, Russell C. Brennan (Aka Russell Writer) Is an Indie production God' The Independent A Uk national newspaper.

'A photographer and artist of significance' Saatchi Art

'The best songwriter of his generation, the nearest thing to John Lennon and Ray Davies' Bruce Replogle (last manager and PR person for John Lennon before he died).

'Fantastic, refreshing, hypnotic and appealing writing style': Said by many readers on Amazon who got some of his books.

Although Russell C. Brennan (aka R. C. Writer & Russell Writer) features on many websites this one is the definitive in-depth one about him as an established Multi-Platform Artist considered one of the best in Europe. He is very unique in that there can't be too many multi-platform artists whose output is worth more now that when it was originally released including records, books & artwork/photos. He is also someone who is still relevant on a weekly basis. After a big solo photo art exhibition in Mayfair London in 2019 that put him well and truly on the map of the art & photography world. in 2020 he featured on the front cover of Songwriter International magazine, and had rave reviews about many music releases he produced or wrote. (Two female singers even wrote songs about him) Also Saatchi Art called him an artist of significance. He also had 3 follow up books to his Amazon top 100 book 'Memories Are Made of This', Vol.2 of the aforementioned book plus Mod Memories and The Definitive Eleanor Rigby Story. The latter selling out in limited edition in just a few days. 2021 saw him do an in-depth interview for new popular magazine Downbeat about his influence on popular culture and two single releases for bands he is heavily involved in Artistic Rebels & Psykick Holiday have been picking up lots of radio airplay and previous releases he wrote or produced are still getting thousands of plays per week. He has also been approached about having a number of his novels turned into films. In 2020 he relaunched his popular magazine Dedicated Follower (Previous issues featured in a V & A exhibition on youth culture) So as usual he is still very influential in ALL the arts. To learn more about different parts of Russell's career click on links at foot of page. You will find many things to see and hear. .


Russell's has just had a big new photo-art exhibition via Noelle Art Exhibition at the OUI Gallery in London on December 14th. Up to 40 of his works including his new Sensory Art painting concept done with top French abstract painter Aurelie Freoua made it's debut. To get a flavour or for those who missed it a few works are featured in 2 videos below

Also out this week is his brand new book 'Film Memories Are Made of This' (Ultimate Film Quiz) 100 years of film. It is the 4th in the Memories Are Made of This series (The previous ones being about music and Mod). This one is an interesting hybrid of both quiz and articles and critique about the best films and talent of the last 100 years. Its out on Paperback and kindle at Amazon. Link here

The 9th issue of Russell's popular Dedicated Follower mag is also out this week featuring many interesting articles and features such as the Murder of Jimi Hendrix & The Mod enigma that is Squire (Link at foot of page)

Finally, Russell did a popular interview with American TV Show Diabolical Shrimp (Video of it further down the page). This resulted in him now co-hosting an Xmas show on December 18th to do a Quiz from his books for charity with many celebs taking part (Link will be up soon to tune in).

Always current as always, two very popular best selling Xmas singles he wrote and produced always get dusted off this time of the year and are now hitting the airwaves once again. Kiss Me Quickly Its Christmas & Mad Xmas both by Eleanor Rigby. (Ideal to play under the mistletoe!)

This year has been very busy and more news is below about other releases in case you missed them. We'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a great new year. 2022 looks just a busy with a 2 new music releases due in January and a number of exhibitors offered worldwide plus a film going into production he has wriiten and will direct. Another big interview is being done for an influention Mod publication 'Mods of our Generation' and should be out in January


The latest non quiz book out by Russell is The Box Office Poison Story. it's a biog about one of the influential bands he was in that pionnered the Pop Noir genre of music. It's a warts and all tale about the band and glimpses behind the scene of groundbreaking record production. His current band Psykick Holiday took up the baton of Pop Noir and thier first single from a new album (due soon) is released on download. It's called Sea of Souls. He is also in indie super group 'Artistic Rebels' and they have just release thier single he co wrote called Welcome to The Bureau of Affection'.

Russell's previous photo/lyric book 'Voyeurs Welcome' sold out the previous year and is currently changing hands for 15 times its' original price. Vol.2 is also nearly sold out. you can get one via link below.

Voyeurs Welcome Vol.2 LTD Edition Book

Russell also returned to music in a big way with no less than 8 singles written or produced by him including and a special one for the homeless 'Backstreet Boulevard'. He also produced a CD album of 15 tracks CULT THEMES FOREVER (the last in the series of 'cult themes' albums) that helped make him famous as a record producer. This proved a catalyst for some of the artists featured to get record deals & media attention. Full details at Future Legend Records website.

After just 9 new issues Dedicated Follower publication (written & edited by Russell) is now the best selling physical mag on the modernist scene and has influenced others to follow his lead and release physical mags again.Link below mag cover below. His photo images have recently featured on the covers of at least 20 music released and 10 books. He also directed and edited a TV special of Dave Mayberry's 'Pierrot & Harlequin'album that has been shown many times. .


2020 saw an environmental anthem he wrote and produced, 'Don't Shut Your Mouth' released that was starting to get noticed on the album 'Forever Pop Noir' by his band, Psykick Holiday. It is now out as a single on download. (video for it below)


A single Russell produced for Mouse's 'All the Young Girls Love Alice'. has become a best seller after being adopted as a lesbian anthem.

Russell has also produced the single 'The Long Drop' for legendary pop singer Glenda Collins which is now out on Itunes. It was co produced it with his producer idol Joe Meek from beyond the grave (Yes you heard that right : Full fascinating story a Future Legend Records website press release page)


Two exciting releases to look forward to next year are a brand new 'Psykick Holiday' album and a new Ministry of Ska single and already release is special duet with his muse Maiko.(after their popular duet on The Bond theme The World is Not Enough (On Cult Themes Forever album) they released a single of a cover of Summer Wine as Psykick Holiday (Out at Itunes) The Artistic Rebels new single (which also features the 2 of them) 'Welcome to the Bureau of Affection his racking up lots of airplay and looking like a big hit. (BR> So please check back or ask to be put on the mailing list via email address at bottom of the page.

That's the news for now. More in-depth information on the various page links at the bottom of the page.

The Writer
Photography and Art
Record Producer
Russell D.J Years
Musician and band member
Trendsetter and innovator
Philanthropy Sound And vision
Dedicated Follower magazine

Radio Interviews by RUSSELL
Written Interview At Crazy Mind
Pop Video directed or edited or featuring Russell

Blogs by Russell below

Last Male Geisha Standing
The influencer
Influencing music for 25 years: the Future Legend Records Story