The Turks
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The Turks

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
Band Pop Rock




"Turks Rock House"

The Turks rocked the Opera House Sunday, playing to a full house. As the headline act, the band played 45 minutes of original material as part of the last day of Canadian Music Week. The Turks hail from Vaughan and include Maple's own singer/guitarist Julian Muia, drummer Vincent Lecce, and Thornhill guitarist Daniel Konikoff and bassist Ryan Levine. They have been together since 2009 and graduated from St. Joan of Arc and Langstaff High. The band members continued with their music career while attending full-time university classes and plan to release an EP of original music later this year. - Vaughan Citizen


Still working on that hot first release.



The last two years have been remarkable for The Turks. Finishing in the finals of Indie Week Canada 2013 and 2014 (only band to do that two consecutive years), and Reaching the Canadian finals of the Hard Rock Rising.

Playing The Beaches International Jazz festival, The Cabbagetown Arts and Music Festival, and The Wasaga Beach Music Festival.

Headlining both the Opera House during Canadian Music Week, and Canada's Wonderland. Winning the Supernova Showdown at The Sound Academy. With new material soon available the rest of 2014 looks to be just as exciting

Hailing from the city of Vaughan, pop rock group The Turks are among the most sought after bands in the Toronto independent music scene. They have won both acclaim and competitions, headlined legendary venues such as the Sound Academy, the El Mocambo, and the Opera House, and performed sold out shows at the Horseshoe Tavern, the Hideout and the Mod Club. The Turks have rapidly become one of the most anticipated bands in Toronto music, and have become the darlings of the University and College music Scene.

The band was formed in 2008 when 13 year old singer-songwriter, guitarist Julian Muia formed a band with musical partner song-writer, lead guitarist Daniel Konikoff. The two began writing and performing together under the name "The Turks" and shortly afterwards Daniel's childhood friend Ryan Levine joined on bass guitar. The latest edition to the group is drummer Vincent Lecce.

Today as 20 year old 3rd year University students, they have experienced a rapid success. They have an undying passion for music, and plan to make music their chosen profession. Julian and Daniel's songwriting partnership has been acclaimed by industry experts. They also have loyal fan base called "Turkies".


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