Music

I have been involved with music all my life, called to it, drawn to it… it’s in my bones.

  • As a six year old singing ‘I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Clause’ on a village hall stage and my mother asking a friend, ‘Who’s that? And the friend replying ’It’s your son, you fool!’
  • Singing Gilbert & Sullivan at College in Norfolk in the 60’s…
  • Singing at the Sydney Opera House with my late wife Joanne as R&J Stone in the 70’s…
  • Singing at the Bulls Head in Barnes with my R&B band in the 90’s…
  • Singing at the Yoga Show in Olympia with At-Ma in 00’s…
  • Singing to, and with, one of my ‘Yoga of Sound’ groups in the 10’s…
  • Through the years, performing music, writing music, talking about it, listening to it…
  • Falling out of love with it, falling in love with it again… Constant movement, always alive…
  • Seeking new forms, loving the old ones…
  • As R&J Stone – such a joyous, tragic experience, but now, after a great deal of inner work, I can remember the good times.
  • Singing in a very different way, devotional/spiritual music with the bands At-Ma, The Gathering and Hu-Mu and with the Fire and the Rose concerts, a new initiative creating an innovative spiritual tradition of music, poetry and dance.
  • And now coming back to Soul, to my love of black music, as Russell Oliver Stone with my wonderful, new album, ‘Love Aspects.’

That’s what this page is all about, my journey up to now in music.

Take your pick, have a listen, let me know how it feels to you.