Turning Point

Turning Point

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Turning Point is a local original rock band with a talent that appeals to a variety of genres and ages with an innovative distinctive sound. The band plays both a variety of riveting original songs that appeal to all ages, as well as rock classics which are very popular locally.

Biography

Brandon, Kenny, Dave and Bob are from York, PA. They were in several bands before forming the distinctive sound of Turning Point. These four individuals share one goal of climbing to the top of the music industry. They are influenced by bands such as Guns 'N Roses, Metallica, Goo Goo Dolls, Velvet Revolver and Sound Garden.

Brandon - Lead singer/rhythm guitar player
Brandon Rial, 25, is the lead singer and rhythm guitar player for Turning Point; he is from Red Lion, Pennsylvania and started playing guitar at the age of 15. Brandon with his good looks and smile will captivate and charm you and his all-out positive attitude will make your heart race, but his distinctive three-octave range voice will definitely render you speechless. Brandon shares his dream with many other young musicians, to make it big while inspiring and entertaining others with his music. The bands that inspire him most include The Goo Goo Dolls, Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Audioslave and many more. Whatever it takes Brandon will reach his musical goal in life: he will ultimately succeed and conquer the music industry. You can just see the determination in his eyes as he says, "Original music is the key to success, you have to work much harder but it is all worth it". Brandon will always continue to write good quality, straight-forward, rock n' roll music and people will be inspired by him, no doubt. When he is not playing and creating great music he enjoys surfing at the beach, hanging out with friends, and just enjoying life.

Kenny - Lead guitar player
Kenny Fernsler, 24, lead guitarist for Turning Point, is from York, Pennsylvania. Kenny started playing guitar at the age of 16, although Elvis made him decide at the age of five that he wanted to be a musician! As he plays feast your eyes on his unique style and stare with amazement as his fingers of fury blaze like fire all over the place. Listen as he rips some of the most musically challenging solos you will ever hear. Kenny will have you excited to go home and play Guitar Hero!!! Kenny's musical influences include Zakk Wylde, Randy Rhodes, Slash, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix and many more. His hobbies include outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. Kenny's goal with Turning Point is to help the band reach as high a level of success as possible and ultimately, for himself, to become a guitar legend like his idols so that he too can inspire others to follow their dreams to become a rock stars.

Bob - Bass guitar player
Bob Heldibridle is the bassist for Turning Point, he is from York, Pennsylvania. Bob has been playing bass since his early 20's. He is also multi-talented playing around with the rhythm guitar here and there which also adds to the band's musical flexibility. Bob has been in many bands before Turning Point and his musical influences include AC/DC, Jackyl, Boston, and even some more contemporary bands such as Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine. Bob and his winning smile will make you want to get up and dance. He almost always uses a wireless set-up and is not afraid to jump-off the stage and jam out with the crowd. Bob's fun-filled personality shines through at every show, he is always the life of the party and has many many personal fans.

Dave - Drummer
Dave Heldibridle, 24, is the drummer for Turning Point; he is from York, Pennsylvania and has been playing the drums for over 12 years. He is multi-talented in that he can also play the guitar, which helps out while the band is writing original music and adding their own special twist to their coversong rock classics. Brandon and Dave have been in countless bands together ever since they were 16 years-old. Much of Dave's musical influence comes from metal bands such as Arch Enemy, Chimaira, Lamb of God, and Avenged Sevenfold. These metal-type influences enable Dave to bring another level of sound and quality which only adds to the edgy rock and roll distinctive feel of the Turning Point band. Dave is motivated by playing in front of large crowds, the bigger the more animated Dave becomes. He would love to play in front of huge stadium crowds with the crowd begging for more and more music as the band plays on. Dave obviously feeds off of the positive energy that Turning Point crowds shower the band with and the more an audience is 'into it' and rocking out, the more Dave and the rest of the band thrives off of the crowd's excitement and enthusiasm and the band just continues to party out and jam the night away, in the Turning Point tradition.

Lyrics

Dirty Money

Written By: Brandon

In the early morning,
I pack by bags,
There is nothing left for me to say.
I always get what I want,
I always get what I want,
Say it now and I’ll be there to give it to me
So I can give it to you.
I don’t know why you keep trying to
Take it from me,
I’m gonna take it from you.
Lets just be friends.

In my crowded mind I lose my mind
And you keep me up just to deny me.
I always get what I want,
I always get what I want,
Say it now and I’ll be there to
Give it to me,
So I can give it to you.
I don’t know why you keep trying to
Take it from me,
I’m gonna take it from you.
Lets just be friends.

Say it now and I’ll be there to
Give it to me
So I can give it to you.
I don’t know why you keep trying to
Take it from me,
I’m gonna take it from you.

Bury me,
Bury me.

Beauty of You

Written By: Brandon

Hanging on the things,
The things I can’t remember,
Really like to feel,
But I’m nothing without you here.
I’d really like to see,
But I’m blinded without you.
Remembering the place,
The places we would go,
And it makes me want to change my ways.

I’d really like,
I’d really like to see,
The beauty of your face.
And I’d really love,
I’d really love,
To get a second chance to be…

And now it rains again,
And I know I’ve hurt you so bad.
Counting on desire,
And the hopes that I will change,
But I know it won’t be long,
And I’ll be the same again,
And I’d really like to change my ways.

CHORUS.
I’d really like,
I’d really like to see,
The beauty of your face.
And I’d really love,
I’d really love,
To be the one you know I am.

I’d really like,
I’d really like to see,
The beauty of your face.
And I’d really love,
I’d really love,
To get a second chance to be…
And I’d really like to see,
The beauty of your face,
Oh no, no,
See the beauty of your face.

See the beauty of your face again,
And I’d really like,
I’d really like,
To be the one you know I am.

Walk or Talk

Written By: Brandon

We were meant to be,
That’s what we always said,
Uh huh.
So why are we still here,
Yelling at the walls again?
Uh huh.
But she said she can’t wait for anyone else,
Uh, huh,
And I can’t see my face with anyone else,
Woooah.

And I’m spending all my time,
Reading books with how to cope with
A broken heart,
Will tear you apart,
And make you want to die alone.
But I know
In the end,
It will all work out.

Is this what we do?
Is that the question?
Uh huh.
It’s now or never, girl,
So where do we go from here?
Uh huh.
But she said she can’t wait for anyone else,
Uh huh,
And I can’t see my face with anyone else,
Woooah.

And I’m spending all my time,
Reading books with how to cope with
A broken heart,
Will tear you apart,
And make you want to die alone.
But I know
In the end,
It will all work out.

And I’m spending all my time,
Reading books with how to cope with
A broken heart,
Will tear you apart,
And make you want to die alone.
But I know
In the end,
It will all work out.

Discography

DEMO CD:

1. Walk or Talk
2: Too Much
3: Blue Sky
4: Lye
5: Love Wrong
6: Sound of Silence

Cover CD:

1: Far Behind (Candlebox)
2: Simple Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
3: Enter Sandman (Metallica)
4: Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd)
5: Sweet Child of Mine (Guns 'N Roses)
6: Just Like You (Three Days Grace)

FIRST CD (will be released May 26th, 2007)

1: Give it to Me
2: Two Minute Warning
3: Dirty Money
4: Beauty of You
5: Waterstone
6: Sleepless
7: D.U.I.
8: Everything
9: Bitch Slap
10: Born to Lose

Set List

It really varies from venue to venue. Usually we fill up a two hour time slot and we try to pick a different set list each time.

Here is an example of one we would perform in our area:

1. Give It To Me (original)
2. Sleepless (original)
3. Dirty Money (original)
4. Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd cover)
5. Bitch Slap (original)
6. Sweet Child of Mine (Guns N' Roses cover)
7. Walk or Talk (original)
8. Holy Diver (DEO cover)
9. Two Minute Warning (original)
10. 18 and Life (Skid Row cover)
11. Far Behind (Candlebox cover)
12. D.U.I. (original)