charity turner

charity turner

 Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

"Charity is winning fans over through her rivetting, catchy & honest music that reflects life and the journey that surrounds it. A must see live performer!"

Biography

REVIEWS FOR DEBUT EP 'Our Secrets'
"Charity Turner sings with a confident sensuality that compliments her heated guitar virtuosity. Her blend of passion and precision makes Turner the perfect choice for this week's Single of the Week." Itunes Australia, August 2010.

"Australian darling Charity Turner has released her much anticipated debut EP, Our Secrets. A beautiful collaboration with jazz pianist Dave Higgins, Our Secrets is a rock/folk gem, surely to be just the start for this gorgeous, down-to-earth girl...

The opening track "Run Away"... featured on Triple J Unearthed last week at an awesome #5... Charity’s Aussie accent and breathy voice is accompanied by a guitar riff and melody that is easy to get into and pushes forth a feeling of familiarity...this song definitely has the potential to be an ARIA smash hit...

Charity’s voice is expertly raw and her strong song writing skills are evident in what could be described as an honest and enchanting recording of life, love and what lies beyond... I am really excited about what hopefully follows for this talented and ambitious singer/songwriter."
CD Review: 8/10. The AUReview

BIO:
Stepping out from behind the drum kit, singer-songwriter Charity Turner is Australia’s newest folk-rock darling, releasing her debut EP “Our Secrets” in July 2010. Teaming up with acclaimed producer Dave Higgins (Missy Higgins, Pic Withers & Brand New Heavies) 'Our secrets' featured as iTunes Australia 'Single of the Week' in August 2010. Recently returning from the caziness of L.A, Charity has teamed up with producer Andy Mak (Boy & Bear, New Empire) to record two new singles due for release mid 2012.

The youngest of five siblings born to missionary minister parents in Sydney Australia, Charity’s love for music began at an early age, penning her first song at the age of six. Under the guidance of Billy Hyde’s Drum Academy, she became a skilled drummer, regularly placing in national drum-offs.

Charity developed an open minded view of the world at a young age, spending many formative years touring remote areas of South East Asia with her missionary parents. In India there is an orphanage named after her. During her school years she also formed an all-girl band and was recording gospel music under Southern Songs (CCLI licensing).

School ended and Charity wanted a ‘seachange’ so she packed her life’s belongings (1 suitcase) and relocated to Broome, one of Australia’s most beautiful, yet remote, townships. Living was easy in the balmy tropics, and these new surroundings inspired her to begin songwriting again. With A CD case full of Ani DiFranco, Alanis, Lauren Hill and Tori Amos, Charity developed her own style of music featuring catchy melodies, heartfelt lyrics and a unique way of ‘rhythmically’ playing her guitar– influenced by all those years behind the drum kit.

At 26 years of age, Charity’s journey has brought her back to the east coast of Australia to produce her debut EP "Our Secrets". Charity is winning fans over through her rivetting, catchy and honest music that reflects life and the journey that surrounds it. A must see live performer!

MANAGEMENT & BOOKING ENQUIRIES
Crooked Sparrow: Melissa Connell
E: mail@crookedsparrow.com
P: +61 (0)402 477 339

Discography

SINGLE "Into the Stream" releasing 1 July 2012

EP "Our Secrets" released July 2010.

1/ run away
2/ full house
3/ release me
4/ ready or not
5/ our secrets

Set List

Varies depending on the crowd!

SOME VENUES & FESTIVALS PLAYED:
The Vanguard, Newtown - Sydney Australia
Brass Monkey, Cronulla - Australia
Wesley Anne, Northcote - Melbourne Australia
Manly Surfing Festival 2009, Sydney - Australia
The Raval, Surry Hills - Sydney Australia
Couran Cove - South Stradbroke Island - Gold Coast Australia
Old Manly Boatshed - Manly, Sydney - Australia

SUPPORTED:
Diesel, Mick Hart, d.i.g. (Directions in Groove), Bonjah, The Strides, FisherKing, Kym Campbell and many more amazing artists.