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TURKUAZ


Funk / Rock | http://turkuazband.com | Brooklyn, NY

Credible bios are supposed to be objective and not full of superlatives and hyperbole, but it’s hard to avoid gushing when the subject is a funk army of multi-instrumentals and singers that is part freight train and part tyrannosaurus rex, who—even on an off night—can blow away a room on the basis of sheer physics alone. That’s one way to describe Turkuaz, but it doesn’t address the music. In this regard, as with any band, influences are everything. One cannot escape them as one seeks to carve out a unique sound for themselves. Still, there are so many benefits to having Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James, Parliament and Bohannon in your record collection. With this as the basis for a recipe, Turkuaz adds healthy doses of jittery, world-pop-power groove—reminiscent of Remain In Light era Talking Heads—and a passion for Motown and R&B, resulting in a refreshing twist on the funk idiom.

Turkuaz certainly does have sheer size in their favor, but when broken down into the basic components, each stands out on their own. Founders Dave Brandwein and Taylor Shell had the cream of the crop to choose from at Berklee, but making it happen as a large touring ensemble takes more than chops: it takes the right blend of personalities. When Turkuaz takes the stage the chemistry is clear. The special combination of elements—singers in sequined dresses, guys in tails (or sometimes all of them in jumpsuits or other complimentary outfits) horns, keys, guitars, amps and drums and smiles all around… well, it’s easy to get caught up in the explosive auditory and visual circus and find oneself dancing. Despite all of the gear and people on stage, it is becomes clear that it is not the size that matters here: it is performance.

Through constant touring and great festival performances, Turkuaz has built a solid, passionate coast-to-coast fan base that grows with every mile driven and each night on stage. They are currently criss-crossing North America in support of their third independent release, Future 86, and have plans to conquer the world… or at least shake the walls and all the booties in every room they play…

Turkuaz is:

Dave Brandwein [composer/producer/guitar/ vocals] Taylor Shell [composer/bass] Craig Brodhead [guitar/synths] Michelangelo Carubba [drums/percussion] Greg Sanderson [tenor saxophone] Josh Schwartz [baritone saxophone/vocals] Chris Brouwers [trumpet/keyboard] Geneva Williams [vocals/tambourine] Sammi Garett [vocals/tambourine]



Upcoming Shows Featuring TURKUAZ

TURKUAZ

+ ANNIE IN THE WATER | OCUPANTHER
THU, DECEMBER 11TH
Doors 7:00pm
Show 8:00pm
All ages admitted.
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Westcott News


TICKETS AVAILABLE AT SOUND GARDEN

Our favorite record store The Sound Garden carries tickets for every single Westcott Theater show. Be sure to stop down to Armory Square and pick yours up today!



ALL TIME LOW moved to F Shed At The Regional Market

ALL TIME LOW's "A Love Like Tour" has moved to The F Shed at The Regional Market in Syracuse. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new bigger venue. See you there!



CANNED HEAT CANCELATION

Canned Heat's performance that was originally scheduled for September 16th has been cancelled. All tickets purchased will be refunded. Be on the lookout for a makeup date in the near future.



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