Bill Turner & Blue Smoke

Bill Turner & Blue Smoke

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A self contained professional band in business since 1972, Bill Turner & Blue Smoke will put on an uptempo and colorful show for your private party, corporate convention, outdoor fair, nightclub or feature concert. The band is also an excellent opening act for any major performer.

Biography

With a longevity rivaled by few, Bill Turner & Blue Smoke grew from being a NY/NJ club band, to one of the busiest and in-demand musical attractions in the northeast. Led by Bill Turner, who performed all over the world while playing lead guitar for Bill Haley & His Comets in the 1970s, the Blue Smoke band has continued in that tradition, but expanding its musical reach far beyond only one genre or specialty. The band presently has worked over 9,200 personal appearances in clubs, concerts and corporate events, and recently appeared in concert backing up Jim Belushi at a syndication party hosted by the Disney Network in NYC. MTV discovered Bill Turner & Blue Smoke at a convention in Wildwood NJ and quickly hired them to record the soundtrack to the four commercials which were used to launch its new "M-2 Satellite Network". Since 2003, Bill Turner has appeared regularly on live radio, with the WDVR "Heartlands Hayride", heard weekly over WDVR throughout the Delaware valley as well as the on worldwide web.
In 2004 and 2005 the band was back in the studio recording the soundtrack for the indie film "The Crusdaers", an indie film directed by Bob Daniher, which was a punk-rock takeoff on a 60s spy film! The band is heard throughout the film playing some incredible reverb-drenched, psycho-billy surf music, and was awarded a Bronze Telly Award and a Platinum Aurora Award for "Best use Of Music"!
Bill Turner and Blue Smoke are currently appearing regularly in Atlantic City at Bally's Wild, Wild West Casino, where they have been drawing enthusiastic crowds since 1999! In December 2006, Bill was contracted by Sesame Street to record on 5 String Banjo and Fiddle for a soon to be released DVD project, "Kids Favorite Country Songs", with celebrity appearances by Alison Krauss; John Popper; John McEuen; LeAnn Womack and Johnny Cash.

Lyrics

Charmed And Dangerous

Written By: Jeff Gaynor

The song is an instrumental--there are no lyrics.

Discography

CDs: "Mississippi Maserati Breakdown" (Mansion Records)
"Lost In Carolina" w/Tim Kross (Krosshair Records)
CD single: "Big J Is Coming Home-USS New Jersey" w/Jim Murphy.
TV Commercials: "M-2 Satellite Network" 30 second spots for MTV
Movies/Films: "The Crusaders" (Indie)

Set List

The band has an ever changing set list according to the type of venue, and can perform everything from a 45 minute club set to a 2 hour concert of Classic Rock; Americana; Oldies; Country; or Commercial Dance and Party music