News

Turkuaz Announces 'The Ball Drop' New Year's Eve October 04, 2016 09:52

On the heels of beginning an extensive nationwide Fall Tour with The New Mastersounds, Turkuaz is pleased to announce The Ball Drop, their annual New Years event.  The two night event is being brought to Fete Ballroom in Providence on December 30 and 31.  Joining the festivities as support will be Moon Hooch on December 30, and Kung Fu and West End Blend on December 31.

Between standout performances at Lock’n Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Peach Music Festival, and Mountain Jam, and graduating into theater on the regular touring circuit, 2016 has been a landmark year for the 9-piece funk powerhouse.  

Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” outfit from Brooklyn, NY, whose modern take on the classic funk sound has steadily ascended them into a mainstay staple for music lovers of all walks of life and all ages. Blending elements of Pop, R&B, and Soul with their distinct aggressive funk core, Turkuaz sounds like the musical love child of Sly & the Family Stone and Talking Heads.

The group’s constant coast-to-coast touring since 2012 has earned them a passionate and dedicated national fan base that’s consistently growing. A dance band at their roots, Turkuaz’s live shows are high-energy, floor-shaking, visually appealing events filled with colorful clothing and choreographed dance moves that always leave attendees wanting more.

Watch Turkuaz perform "Chatte Lunatique" at Mountain Jam 2016 here:

The Ball Drop

Featuring Two Nights of Turkuaz

w/ special guests

Moon Hooch - 12/30

Kung Fu & West End Blend - 12/31

 

 

Turkuaz is:

Dave Brandwein -- Lead & Backing Vocals/Guitar

Taylor Shell -- Bass

Craig Brodhead -- Guitar/Keys

Michelangelo Carubba -- Drums

Josh Schwartz -- Baritone Sax/Lead & Backing Vocals

Greg Sanderson -- Tenor Sax

Chris Brouwers -- Trumpet/Keys

Sammi Garett -- Lead & Backing Vocals/Percussion

Shira Elias -- Lead & Backing Vocals


www.turkuazband.com

www.facebook.com/turkuaznation

www.instagram.com/turkuazband/

www.twitter.com/turkuazband

www.youtube.com/turkuazband


Looking Back on Catskill Chill Music Festival: Night 2 September 23, 2015 10:30

Chuck Garvey and Rob Derhak of moe.

Photo by Paul Citone Photography

One of the year's most anticipated music festivals, Catskill Chill, occurred this past weekend for one last go-round at Camp Minglewood in Hancock, NY.  Due to circumstances out of their control. the sixth-annual festival served as "A Farewell to Minglewood," as they will be forced to find a new home in 2016. The festival will continue next year, and several amazing prospective locations have already been placed in the mix.  The year's lineup featured the likes of moe., Lotus, Zappa Plays Zappa, Lettuce, Electron,The Motet, Dopapod, Kung Fu, Twiddle, Turkuaz, The Werks, Particle, George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners, and many many more.  Below you will find a collection of our favorite moments from the weekend, with photos and setlists courtesy of our friends at Brotherly Love Productions.  

-

Photo by Patrick Hughes Photography

Turkuaz

Photo by Patrick Hughes Photography

Kung Fu

Photo by Patrick Hughes Photography

Tim Palmieri of Kung Fu

Photo by Chad Anderson Photography

Photo by Chad Anderson Photography

Hayley Jane & The Primates

Photo by Chad Anderson Photography

Hayley Jane & The Primates

Photo by Chad Anderson Photography

Twiddle

Photo by Chad Anderson Photography

Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle

Photo by Chad Anderson Photography

moe. feat. Diggy Lessard on guitar

Photo by Chad Anderson Photography

Al Schnier of moe.

Photo by Paul Citone Photography

Jim Laughlin of moe.

Photo by Paul Citone Photography

-

Setlist: moe.

Seat Of My Pants > Recreational Chemistry, Billy Goat > Bearsong, Happy Hour Hero*^, Dr. Graffenberg*, Spine Of A Dog > Buster

{* w/ Mike Wilbur & Wenzl McGowen on horns
^ w/ Diggy Lessard on guitar}

Setlist: Kung Fu

-
Prime Time Rib, Gold Coast, The Getdown, Joyride > Cars > Joyride, Paragon, Chin Music, Contusion, Daddy D, Bringing Up The Rear, S'all Good, Samurai, Cult Of Personality 
-
Setlist: Twiddle
-
Zazu’s Flight, BeeHop (with Wiley Griffin), Wasabi Eruption > The Box, Brown Chicken Brown Cow (with Todd Stoops), Jamflowman > Frankenfoote
 
Setlist: Hayley Janes & The Primates
-
Creatures Bumpy, Road Madeline, Katrina, Mama, Make it Alright, More Interesting, To the Moon, Gasoline, Hey Mister

New Interview: Todd Stoops (RAQ and Kung Fu) April 17, 2015 09:13

Just last night, we had the pleasure of speaking with one of our favorite musicians, Todd Stoops (RAQ and Kung Fu).  Kung Fu was preparing for the final show of their "Dirty Dozen" tour with fellow Northeast jam rockers, Twiddle.  We've been lucky enough to follow Todd's career since the early days of RAQ, and simply cannot get enough Kung Fu.  This explosive, lethal funk super group has only scratched the surface, and our conversation with Todd only validated why we love this band so much.

Click here for the FULL INTERVIEW w/ Todd Stoops