David Russo is an award-winning composer, producer, songwriter and touring artist.
His most recent credits include the phenomenally moody and atmospheric music behind the hit Fox series “GOTHAM,” and it’s acclaimed, highly-stylized spinoff, “PENNYWORTH”.
There is a distinctly modern restlessness lurking below the surface of Russo’s scores and themes, with instantly compelling motifs that stick in the subconscious and linger long after the moment has passed. His unique pastiche of musical influences imbue every frame of film he’s entrusted to bring to life.
Russo has worked in the studio or toured with some of music’s biggest artists, including Rage Against the Machine, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Sheryl Crowe, 50-Cent, Paul Weller, Crowded House, Bone, Thugs and Harmony, Dave Navarro, and super-producer Rick Rubin.
Russo has contributed to over 150 films, TV shows, documentaries, and commercials, for Directors such as Robert Rodriguez, Adam McKay, Danny Cannon, David Gordon-Green, Michael Mann and Barry Levinson.
Prior to composing full time for film and television, Russo was a fixture on L.A.’s indy-rock scene. He was a founding member of alt-rock band Sun-60 and the chief architect of their soaring soundscapes. Sony’s Epic Records signed the band and they released three critically-acclaimed CDs over a five-year span, touring the world in support of their albums.
He has produced commercials for Adidas, Coca-Cola, McDonalds and Motorola.
A native of Los Angeles, Russo was immersed in music from a young age and was offered a prestigious scholarship to the renowned Paris Sorbonne University while still in high school. He is a graduate of the UCLA.