Turrentine Jones
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Turrentine Jones

Genre:
Blues

Purveyors of solid driving riffs, tube driven Hammond organs and the odd sleazy guitar solo; Turrentine Jones bring forth their take on classic blues-fuelled rock jams. Honest and raw with “swirling organ parts, rapid fire percussion and rousing harmonies” – 4Q Magazine,

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    577, Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton
    M21 8AJ

    DATE:
    30 November 2012
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    20:00:00
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    Lloyds
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  • 1883 Magazine showcase

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    1st Floor Office 10 Ansdell Street
    W8 5BN

    DATE:
    19 November 2012
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    19:09:11
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    TBC
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  • 1883 Magazine showcase

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    1st Floor Office 10 Ansdell Street
    W8 5BN

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    19 December 2012
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    19:00:00
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    TBC
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  • The Islington

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    W8 5BN

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    19 November 2012
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    19:11:11
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    The Islington
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  • Manchester Casino

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    2 Watson Street, Manchester
    M3 4LP

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    07 February 2013
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    18:00:00
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    Manchester Casino 235
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Introduction

Purveyors of solid driving riffs, tube driven Hammond organs and the odd sleazy guitar solo; Turrentine Jones bring forth their take on classic blues-fuelled rock jams. Honest and raw with “swirling organ parts, rapid fire percussion and rousing harmonies” – 4Q Magazine,

Bio

Purveyors of trebley riffs, tube driven Hammond organs and the odd sleazy guitar solo; Turrentine Jones have forged a sexy, modern blues sound. “It’s honest, it’s raw with swirling organ parts, rapid fire percussion and rousing harmonies” – 4Q MAGAZINE. Influenced by the likes of the The Animals and The Doors – Turrentine Jones have built an underground fanbase through near-constant touring of small clubs, frequent demo releases and music festival appearances, and brand endorsements. The three-piece band (lead singer and guitarist Julian Neville, drummer Chris Carcamo and Hammond organist Thomas Scotson) have been rewarded for their hard work over the course of this year. Le Debut, their first two-track release found its place in the charts after its February 2012 release. From this record, the single “Slam the Door” reached No. 13 on the Australian Music Charts, and was televised after the band performed live on Channel 4’s Hit the Road Jack programme. Their distinctive sound has earned praise from radio presenters SHAUN KEAVENY (BBC 6) “Very Booker T & the MGs...! I quite like it!” and DANIELLE PERRY (Q Radio), amongst others, with an emphatic vocal that has drawn comparisons to the likes of Mick Jagger and Eric Burdon. Building on the release of their third single “Show Me Mercy”, the band signed an endorsement deal with clothing brand OK Now and inked a deal with touring agency Spoilt Kid, which already houses the likes of Mike Joyce (The Smiths), Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets), Bez (Happy Mondays) and Drew McConnell (Babyshambles/The Vaccines).

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Turrentine Jones - "Slam the Door" (Official Music Video)

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Q. How did you first get into playing music?

Listening to the forefathers of blues and traditional R&B (no, not the bump n grind bulls*** you hear today). Learning from them, idolizing them. Find out all their tricks and becoming a shadow.. then, building our own shadow.

Q. How long have you been performing?

As a band? Since 2010. Individually? Since we were 8 years old and screaming at our mothers for chocolate milk.

Q. How would you describe your sound in one sentence?

You interpret.

Q. What makes your music unique?

No one said our music is unique. Over time your music develops and you become a better band. What is unique for us is that we never stop playing and never stop writing. Some bands give up. Others can't keep it together. We build on what we have and never forget where we have come from. Music is a way of life. For us, music is everything and playing to new people all the time is the greatest thing in the world.

Q. What inspires you to write songs?

Life.

Q. What have been your best and worst gig experiences?

Chris Carcamo not turning up for a gig in London that was sold-out and having to get on stage to apologise to the crowd. Some of which travelled as far as Brighton for the show. We made it back there though and saw all of the same faces! Good and bad.

Q. If you had to listen to one album for the rest of your life what would it be?

The Animals. Any album

Q. What do you get up to when you’re not making music?

Normal human being things like laughing, watching films, breathing, enjoying coffee, meat and the occasional dairy foods. Thomas is a vegetarian so he likes eating vegetables as well. Crazy life we lead.

Q. What are your goals at the moment?

Getting our second single 'Candy Snake' out. Working through our national radio campaign with Outpost Media and building on what we have. Maybe seeing the sun rise just one day of this "great British summer".

Q. What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or gigs lined up?

We tried to add them to the calendar on here but the website failed. So here are a few shows coming up: 23rd June @ Antwerp Mansion, Manchester 14th July @ Antwerp Mansion, Manchester 27th July @ Ruby Lounge, Manchester (Presented by BBC) More to come so visit www.turrentinejones.co.uk

Q. What do you think of Unsigned Band Review?

Not sure yet. Let's see if we can land a spot on stage at the Olympics! It's OK. We would like to see more great bands we listen to and have played with get more exposure. Any platform that cares for independent music and takes the time to offer something to these artists and bands should be applauded.

Q. What is the name of the last track that you wrote and what is it about?

Slam the Door. The first single out of the bag. Which was released on the 19th February 2012. You can see the video on here or on YouTube www.youtube.com/turrentinejonestv Story of teenage love, lust and violence. True story of heartbreak, forgiveness and eventual healing. We don't write pop songs.

Q. What was the music scene like where you grew up?

In Australia? OK if you were already one foot in the door. Tough game if you're only starting out. Summer lasts forever in Australia so people are generally out seeing shows, festivals and other events and there are plenty of them! Long distance to travel in a van between shows sometimes though! One experience comes to mind about a 16 hour trip across the Hay Desert just to do two back-to-back shows for a local music festival. We hit a Kangaroo on the way. Raced an Emu. Even played knifey spooney with locals at a favourite watering hole.

Reviews

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Reviews of: Turrentine Jones // Show Me Mercy (2)

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  • Turrentine Jones have single-handedly masterminded the return of the organ trio. Hooray! With its feverish lyric set to the beat of the devil's toms, this fine track recalls the work of such fondly remembered heroes as Vincent Crane (with the Crazy World of Arthur Brown) and Brian Auger (with the Trinity). "Life is long and I can't bear the fire..." Have mercy, indeed!

  • There's a lot of retro-cool going 'round at the moment. All well and good if there's some new take on it - I'm not sure Turrentine Jones are doing that. It's enjoyable enough - like a less poetic Doors - bluesy with some Hammond Organ type sounds. It's pretty well played but I yearn for something new to go with the homage.

Buzz