September and October Tour Dates


19th - Haverhill, Arts Centre with Kelly Kemp, Helen Chambers and Home Salvation

20th - Southsea Fest with Jimmy Islip and The Ghosts

23rd - Southampton, Joiners w/ Masked Intruder and Throwing Stuff

24th - Kingston, Fighting Cocks w/ Masked Intruder and Throwing Stuff

25th - London, Old Blue Last w/ Masked Intruder and Throwing Stuff

26th - Glasgow, Audio w/ Masked Intruder and Throwing Stuff

27th - Manchester, Dry Bar w/ Masked Intruder and Throwing Stuff

28th - Newport, Le Pub w/ Masked Intruder and Throwing Stuff


7th - Sheffield, O2 Academy 2 w/ The Lawrence Arms and Bangers

8th - Newcastle, O2 Academy 2 w/ The Lawrence Arms and Bangers

9th - Glasgow, O2 ABC 2 w/ The Lawrence Arms and Bangers

10th - Birmingham, O2 Academy 2 w/ The Lawrence Arms and Bangers

11th - Bristol, The Fleece w/ The Lawrence Arms and Bangers

12th - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms w/ The Lawrence Arms and Bangers

13th - Liverpool, O2 Academy 2 w/ The Lawrence Arms and Bangers

14th - Manchester, The Ruby Lounge w/ The Lawrence Arms and Bangers

15th - London, O2 Academy Islington w/ The Lawrence Arms and Bangers

16th - Southhampton, The Cellar w/ The Lawrence Arms and Bangers

Southsea Fest

I’m doing a special little guest spot with Jimmy Islip and The Ghosts on Saturday 20/09/14 at Southsea Fest.

We’ll be doing some full band Russo tunes and doubling up on some Jimmy Islip classics so be sure to come say hi.

September Shows!

Here’s a few things I’m doing this month…

Opening for Rob Lynch in Norwich:—-the-owl-sanctuary—10-09-14-.aspx

A Signature Brew London Headline show:

Playing my hometown at the Haverhill Arts Centre with Helen Chambers, Kelly Kemp and Home Salvation:

A UK tour with Masked Intruder and Throwing Stuff:

Also writing a record. 

Hope to see you at a show!


I just confirmed some pretty great shows…

Here they are:

25/04/14 - Manchester @ The Deaf Institute with Lucero (SOLD OUT)

26/04/14 - Bristol @ The Exchange with Lucero

27/04/14 - London @ Kings Cross, The Scala with Lucero

30/04/14 - London @ The Old Blue Last - The Menzingers Album Launch (SOLD OUT)

Then I fly across the Atlantic Ocean…

28/05/14 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean with Mikey Erg and Sundowner

29/05/14 - Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights with The Lawrence Arms

30/05/14 Normal, IL @ Firehouse Pizza with The Lawrence Arms

31/05/14 St Louis, MO @ The Firebird with The Lawrence Arms

01/06/14 Cincinnati, OH @ Southgate House Revival with The Lawrence Arms

02/06/14 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop with The Lawrence Arms

03/06/14 Detroit, MI @ Small’s with The Lawrence Arms

05/06/14 Madison, WI @ The Majestic with The Lawrence Arms

06/06/14 DAY OFF YEAH

07/06/14 Chicago, IL @ Metro with The Lawrence Arms

I hope to see some friendly faces out there…


Survival Tour Rides Again

Survival Tour hits the road again on Wednesday the 5th of March.

It’s going to be wild. 

Sam Russo
Dear Everyone (Helen Chambers, Kelly Kemp & El Morgan)
Jimmy Islip (That Fucking Tank)
Roo Pescod (Bangers)

5/3 The Joiners - Southampton
6/3 The Old Red Lion - London
7/3 The Scene - Lincoln
8/3 HDM Beer Shop, Huddersfield
9/3 Banshee Labyrinth - Edinburgh
10/3 Kage Nightclub - Dundee
11/3 Free Trade Inn - Newcastle upon Tyne
12/3 Star and Garter - Manchester 
13/3 All Saints Church - Kingston upon Thames (BYOB)
14/3 Dorking - The Kings Arms

Inspired by the nomadic musical road shows of
yesteryear and more modern incarnations like
The Revival Tour and Willie Nelson’s Country
Throwdown, a selection of the UK’s finest
acoustic musicians have joined forces for a
series of unforgettable shows.

Having embarked on a UK tour early last year, El
Morgan, Sam Russo, Kelly Kemp, Roo Pescod and
Helen Chambers will now be joined by Jimmy Islip
for10 dates.

The camaraderie between the six musicians can be
felt immediately and each night promises to be
special in its own way; mixing individual sets with
fantastic collaborations. This, along with the variety
of musical styles, makes for an incredibly diverse
night of music.

Morgan, Kemp and Chambers (performing as Dear
Everyone) have wowed crowds with their awesome
harmonies, Sam Russo’s brand of dark storytelling
has earned him plaudits the world over, Jimmy Islip’s
Northern English, punk and roll-infused, sound really
sets him apart and Roo Pescod’s off the wall,
keyboard-driven, songs are unique to say the least.
Between them, the group have toured with Dan
Andriano & Brendan Kelly, Austin Lucas, Tim Barry,
The State Lottery and been a part of The Revival

El Morgan
“She bypasses the sweet-sickly current
female acoustic sound (think adverts for
department stores at Christmas) and sits as
comfortably with punks as she does with
country singers.” - Ten Minute Reviews

Sam Russo
“Russo does what he does just as well, if not
better than, most of the known heavyweights
of this genre. His songs are evidence that
while many of his musical contemporaries
were out touring with their various bands,
Russo was home getting his heart broken.” –

Kelly Kemp“Kelly’s writing has a real cynical, yet
escapist, feel to it…but the way [she] puts
[her words] across turns [the song] into a
kind of romantic misanthropy” - The Ruckus

Helen Chambers
“…Feminists have found their revolutionary
heavyweight firepower in Chambers…She
overshadows all of the men on the [4-way
split]” – ThePunkSite

Roo Pescod
“…A slightly demented, gravelly voiced
being…” – Punknews

Jimmy Islip
“The tracks on The Wild West Riding have a
massive country and western influence…Islip
immerses himself wholeheartedly” -

Copy by Anthony Barlow

Adam Powell took this photo somewhere in California. I think it was Ventura.

Adam Powell took this photo somewhere in California. I think it was Ventura.

Spring and Summer Tour Update…

Confirmed shows for Spring and Summer, more to be announced soon.

June/July with TIM BARRY.

Thursday 20th June -The Cavern, Exeter

Friday 21st June - The Joiners, Southampton

Saturday 22nd June - The Buffalo Club, Cardiff

Sunday 23rd June - The Croft, Bristol

Tuesday 25th June - Brudenel Social Club, Leeds

Wednesday 26th June - The Cluny, Newcastle

Thursday 27th June - Alter Ego, Manchester

Friday 28th June - The 13th Note Cafe, Glasgow

Saturday 29th June - The Cornerhouse, Cambridge

Sunday 30th June - The Firebug, Leicster

Tuesday 2nd July - The Old Blue Last, London

Wednesday 3rd July - The Cricketers, Kingston Upon Thames

Red Scare Across America -


7/8- Chicago, IL @ Gman Tavern (acoustic tour kickoff party!)
7/10- Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club (w/ The Manix!)
7/11- Moline, IL @ Bier Stube
7/12- Madison, WI @ The Frequency
7/13- Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen (w/ Brendan Kelly!)
7/14- Detroit, MI @ Small’s
7/15- Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
7/16- Harrisburg (Lemoyne), PA @The Champ
7/17- Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
7/18- Boston, MA @ Middle East
7/19- New York, NY @ Santo’s House Party
7/20- Brooklyn, NY @ Suburbia
7/21- Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire (w/ Timeshares!)
7/22- Durham, NC @ Motorco
7/23- Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
7/24- Pittsburgh, PA @ 222 Ormsby
7/25- Cincinnati, OH @ Southgate House
7/26- St Louis, MO @ Firebird (w/ The Copyrights!)
7/27- Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
7/28- Denver, CO @ The Marquis
7/29- Ft. Collins, CO @ Surfside 7
7/30- Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed
7/31- Boise, ID @ Sammy’s
8/1- Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
8/2- Longview, WA @ Chinese Gardens (early matinee show!)
8/2- Portland, OR @ Backspace (w/ Sundowner!)
8/3- Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman Street (w/ Druglords of the Avenues!)
8/4- Sacramento, CA @ Luigi’s
8/5- Modesto, CA @ Hero’s
8/6- Santa Cruz, CA @ Blue Lagoon
8/7- San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill (w/ Nothington!)
8/8- Ventura, CA @ Zoey’s Cafe
8/9- Los Angeles, CA @ Five Star Bar (w/ Vultures United!)
8/10- Pomona, CA @ VLHS (w/ The Bombpops!)
8/11- San Diego, CA @ The Void (w/ The Bombpops!)
8/12- Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
8/13- Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks
8/14- Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
8/15- Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
8/16- Normal, IL @ Firehouse Pizza
8/17- Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club

For booking inquiries contact Georgia at ATC Live.

Kieran Kelly is on his way. Throwing Stuff and Sam Russo are about to hit the road together.

Here’s where we’ll be…

March 2013

13th - Wharf Chambers, Leeds
14th - The Blueberry, Norwich
15th - The Windmill, Brixton
16th - Postman Paul’s, Southampton
17th - Tiger Lounge, Manchester

Come see us, wear a helmet.