Turrentine Jones

Turrentine Jones

 Manchester, England, GBR
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When the nascent Turrentine Jones began playing gigs around London in 2010 they didn’t envision being at the forefront of a sound equally classic as it is fresh and unique.

Formed in Manchester in 2010, they’re frequently compared to The Animals due to Neville’s emphatic voice and Hammond sound.

Biography

When the nascent Turrentine Jones began playing gigs around London in 2010 they didn’t envision they would now be at the forefront of a sound equally classic as it is fresh and unique.

Formed in Manchester, United Kingdom in 2010, the group comprises Julian Neville (guitar, vocals), Thomas Scotson (organ) and Rich Watts (drums), they’re frequently compared to The Animals and The Doors due to Neville’s emphatic voice and Hammond sound.

Their songs juxtapose the structural and chordal simplicity of 50s and 60s rock with tweedy telecasters, melodic bursts of Hammond organ, driving beats and lyrical content often of a sexual nature, similar to another of the band’s influences, The Velvet Underground.

The group were rewarded for their hard work over the course of 18 months. Le Debut, their first official two-track release, shot to No. 13 on the iTunes Blues Chart and the Top 30 on the Australian Singles Chart.

Their first National TV appearance came in 2011 when they performed for Channel 4’s TV series Hit the Road Jack. In 2012 the group’s music video for the single ‘Slam the Door’ was chosen by Channel 4 for the weekend programme Sunday Brunch.

The group picked up Best Blues Act and Best Male Act at the Exposure Music Awards in London in October 2012, which landed them an endorsement deal with clothing brand OK Now and touring group Spoilt Kid in late December 2012.

Discography

Releases:

A. Della May (2013)
B. Electric Angel (2013)
Features on the compilation record ‘Resonance’. Features on the last season of TV drama series Shameless.

A. Slam the Door (2012)
Off their two-track single "Le Début", which shot to No. 13 on the iTunes Blues Chart and the Top 30 on the Australian Singles Chart.

B. Candy Snake (2012)
Off their two-track single "Le Début", which shot to No. 13 on the iTunes Blues Chart and the Top 30 on the Australian Singles Chart.

C. Show Me Mercy (2012)
Released on its own, reaching No. 10 on the iTunes Blues Chart and helped the band pick up Best Blues Act and Best Male Act at the Exposure Music Awards in London.

Set List

Julian Neville - Guitars, vocals, own amps
Thomas Scotson - Hammond organ, own amps
Rich Watts - Drums