A while back, I came across Turrentine Jones (with Julian Neville as founder, guitarist, singer and composer; Thomas Scotson, Hammond organist; and Chris Carcamo on drums)
This is the video for their track, ‘Slam The Door’.
I wish I was at that party. For one thing, Julian is wearing probably the brightest white bow tie I’ve ever seen in my life, and rocking it. Love it.
Anyway, he video showcases them for exactly what they are: a rock band seeing RNR through fresh perspective, and just an all around good time. They’re stylish and bold with their music, evidently unafraid to take risks. And it pays off!
The Mancunian (surprise, surprise) band of three gives you a warring juxtaposition of sound and the result is beautiful; it’s a bit dirty, it’s melodic – an alluring mix of edge and sophistication, with clever, bluesy structure developments (due in great part to the organ!), definitive drums, and catchy guitar riffs to top it all off…
You can’t help but want to move as you feel their energy. And I can guarantee that they’ve got something you’ve never heard before…
As I listen to their music, I think about how I often hear people say that rock singers shout more than they sing. My argument against that? 2:02-2:18 in the video above! To be honest, I think these guys could put a melody to anything and make it good. Crazy for their sound!
Turrentine Jones recently received TWO Exposure Music Awards in London (and were one of only two bands to earn a double accolade): Best Blues/Jazz/Soul Act and Best Male Act.
Definitely a band to watch out for… You can follow them on Twitter @TurrentineJones and visit their website (Click HERE) where you’ll find details on their next release, ‘Show Me Mercy.’