Miss Brandi Russell

Miss Brandi Russell

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Expect the unexpected..Performances of Miss Brandi Russell = cocktails of high energy pop, a shot of 80's sounds, touch of dance and sexy R&B flavor, and always a splash of theatrics & dancers. With tape accompaniment or live band her passion is ready to intoxicate your event or festival!

Biography

Miss Brandi Russell is not a stranger to the stage, starting off as a white girl singing her way out of a Florida ghetto into musical theater and eventually finding her way as a popstar in Europe.

A member of the American Actors’ Equity Association, Ms. Russell has performed leading roles in many musical theater productions, including Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), Kiss Me Kate (Lois Lane), the World Premiere of Meat Street the Musical (Flo Manfred), and Grease! (Frenchy – together with Joey Fatone of NSync and Alfonso Ribero from Fresh Prince of Belair), and starred in the Vagina Monologues. She has appeared in Disney World’s Tarzan Rocks! show and in their a cappella pop group American Vybe, in the Beetlejuice Rock and Roll Revue at Universal Studios and at Universal Japan, and in shows on the Holland America Line. After moving to The Netherlands in 2005, Ms. Russell started her own entertainment production company, CastMie Producties, where she writes, casts, and produces unique musical shows and artists for events and theaters, and has created and sold eight shows.

In 2008, Ms. Russell won the Dutch televised talent contest Popstars, catapulting her career in a new direction. She landed a position in a new pop group, RED!, whose first single reached #1 on the hit charts in The Netherlands. The group, aiming at a younger audience, had thousands of fans, but Ms. Russell wanted to reach out to a bigger audience with a different style of music and a new image. Her first solo single, Broken Doll, was a dance-pop hit that stayed in the top 100 of the Dutch charts for two months. Miss Brandi Russell’s Youtube videos have been seen more than half a million times. She was seen as openings act for Night to Remember 2010, opening for artists such as: Rick Astley, T’Pau, Nik Kershaw, Paul Young, and Marc Almond. She has performed for events such as the Tour du France, the Ride for the Roses, the Miss Nederland finale, and various gay and equality events. Miss Russell also produced and starred in the first live singing and dancing show for Walibi World Fright Nights, and is writing her own pop concert/burlesque inspired cabaret documenting her life and celebrating indivudality with plans to tour Dutch theaters in 2012/2013.

She is currently writing and working on her first solo album,to be internationally released in 2011, with reputable producers and writers such as Emil Hellman- one of the co founders of the famous Cherion studios in Stockholm, Sweden- Peter Hägerås, Eric van Tijn, Jochem Fluistma, Bruce R.F. Smith, and Jon Ingoldsby- Grammy award winner from Madonna- Bruce Gaitsch- writer of Madonna's hit single La Isla Bonita- and is represented with The Talent Company, located in The Netherlands.

“An inspirational role model for aspiring performers in any genre, her unique perspective arising from her personal journey as a poor child of the ghetto who became a working actor, then a musical theater star and now a pop star, grounds her positive energy and contagious work ethic.” – Joan Travis, Musical Theater Bavaria

Lyrics

Broken Doll

Written By: Brandi Russell and Maddy Madpac

BROKEN DOLL

Lyrics and Music By: Brandi Russell and Maddy Madpac (Iwan E)

Shut your mouth, and just look at me
Dont look back, tell me what you you see
You break my body down
I gave you my heart, you’re tearing me apart
How could you walk away, with nothing to say?

You lied to me. Too cold insensitivity.
Woa oh when you hold me tight
Something just ain’t right
Ain’t gonna win this fight tonight.

(Prechorus)
Your voices in the dark
Ties ropes around my heart
I cant escape, youre in control
Reflections of a broken doll.

(chorus)
Stop, these strings on me
Stop, C-C-Cut me free
Stop, let me be
Stop, dont you play me like a doll
Like a doll, like a doll, like a doll, like a doll, like a
I’m not your toy at all!

Don’t you be suprised
Your’re not the only one who can decide
It’s all about your vanity, your sick profanity
oh- ripped apart by this insanity.

Your voices in the dark
Ties ropes around my heart
I cant escape, youre in control
Reflections of a broken doll.

Stop, these strings on me
Stop, C-C-Cut me free
Stop, let me be
Stop, dont you play me like a doll
Like a doll, like a doll, like a doll, like a doll, like a

(Bridge)
Let me go, cause I dont want to
Hurt anymore, what I gave to you
Not gonna change just who you are
How’d I let get so far?

Stop, these strings on me
Stop, C-C-Cut me free
Stop, let me be
Stop, dont you play me like a doll
Like a doll, like a doll, like a doll, like a doll, like a
I’m not your toy at all!
Stop, these strings on me
Stop, C-C-Cut me free
Stop, let me be
Stop, dont you play me like a doll
Like a doll, like a doll, like a doll, like a doll, like a
I’m not your toy at all!

Discography

Broken Doll- single 2009