AFL football star Russell Robertson releases his first album, 'HIGHER' through Universal Music...
Russell will be performing and launching his new album on The Footy show, Nine Network on the 28th of August followed by a national tour to be booked exclusively by Bandshop.
It was television that first brought Russell Robertson to the public eye – he was drafted to the Melbourne Football Club from Tasmania’s under 18s after recruiters saw him featured in a home video on the Footy Show’s ‘Almost Football Legends ‘.
Making his debut in 1997, Robertson soon became known as one of the game’s best high-flying forwards, taking numerous “Marks of the Week” and twice leading club goal kicking.
The 2003 Best & Fairest winner had a golden year in 2005, playing for Australia in the International Rules series against Ireland. He was named the Leading Goal Kicker that year, an accolade he had previously enjoyed in 2001.
Last year Robertson experienced a setback after a strong start to the season. An awkward landing during the Melbourne v Hawks game saw him injuring the medial ligament in his knee, missing seven weeks of football.
Recently he signed a two-year contract with the Demons which will see him to the end of 2009.
A sought-after corporate speaker, Robertson is already well-known to viewers of The Footy Show and Before The Game. A talented singer/guitarist, Robertson has played in numerous bands including No Soup For You and the Russell Robertson Trio
THE VOICE OF THE FOOTY SHOW
CHRIS DOHENY lead vocals / percussion
For the past 14 years, Chris Doheny has been the voice of the Logie award winning ‘Footy Show’, singing the theme song and Football anthem ‘More than a game’.
A demanding schedule of touring Nationally and Internationally has contributed to Chris having a successful music career as a solo artist and front man for his band Geisha. Geisha had 8 Top 10 singles and a number 1 hit between 1985 – 1987.
Chris has also written songs for Daryl Braithwaite, James Blundell, Lee Kernaghan and played bass on a promotional tour of Australia for Roxette.
THE AFL STAR
RUSSELL ROBERTSON rhythm guitar / vocals
Russell Robertson is known as the highflying miraculous goal kicking forward for the Melbourne Football Club. Russell’s illustrious AFL career spans 12 years, 200+ games, club best & fairest, club leading goal kicker and he has represented Australia in the International rules series.
Russell’s relentless work ethic and passion for music have enabled him to develop his musical skills and build a music career.
Russell was a member of the Football Show ‘Screamers’ and came runners up with his impressive performances on channel 7’s top rating show ‘It Takes Two’.
THE FOOTBALL FAN
MARCUS KURBAN lead guitar / vocals
Marcus Kurban has no football skills.
However, Marcus has played guitar for Jimmy Barnes, Adam Thompson of ‘Chocolate Starfish’, Marina Prior, Sylvie Paladino and played in the support band of a National tour with Christina Aguilera.