Radiance is a passionate, intense and fun performer. Never has he sold
out or taken his finger off the Pulse of the Underground. He is
a prolific creator in several media. Witness
his vast and fascinating multimedia website...
Radiance (aka Russil Tamsen) has been a musician, guitarist and
multi-instrumentalist since being a teenager. He has fronted many creative and cover
bands since high school. He started his performing career in
France and England. He has entertained in America from Philly to
Venice Beach to Tampa. He majored in Theater Arts at Brown
voice of MC Radiance is something else. Scat jazz, smooth
street rap, falsetto soul, raspy acid blues, snarky swing,
mideastern scales, ragamuffin dancehall, even vocal impressions:
he can juggle a lot of different characters!
Fiercely original, he has always been drawn to shed light on
controversial topics through his original music and writing.
moving to Tampa Bay he did a 2 year
stint playing guitar a la Carlos in a Santana tribute band.
Then he paid bills out on the Gulf beaches with OO LA LA, a disco/funk show band, and CULTURE
SHOCK, a variety duo.
Since 2005, he has self-produced two albums: My Shadow and
Bounce International. These sensual yet humorous CDs are for sale through
matter what year it is, MC Radiance can ride the flow... and put
on a kickass show!