The Bare Bones Boogie Land

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From all over the UK the Bare Bones Boogie Band bring you their infectious style of Blues & Rock, re-working tunes from Stone the Crows, Vinegar Joe, Janis Joplin and their unique interpretation of some long-term R&B classics, together with a mixture of their own material in the Bare Bones Boogie Band vein.

Previously of the award winning band “3am”, this London based band, have recently joined forces with drummer Andy Jones and been together since the autumn of 2008. Helen was recently voted as the best female artiste in the 2007 Digital Blues Awards, Trev & Iain also featured in their own categories. The Bare Bones Boogie Band continues to bring you dynamic, passionate, good-time blues and rock.

From Scotland are Helen Turner, lead vocalist, in the style of Janis Joplin and Maggie Bell and similar hard-edged blues-rock singers. Together with Iain Black on guitars, they have played separately in bands in Scotland and then in London, to join forces in Statesboro Union and Red Road, latterly (1994-2000), producing two albums and touring the UK, before joining “3am”. Helen has recently been cited as being “The best Blues Diva to come out of Scotland since Maggie Bell . . .”

From the Midlands comes Trev Turley, bass player and foundation of the rhythm section. He worked in and around Birmingham during the 70’s & 80’s playing in many local bands, before moving to London.

Finally, in the percussionists seat is local musician Andy Jones. Hailing from Manchester, Andy has been playing drums since he was 8 years old, having been brought up on Jazz and Rock and been influenced by such luminaries as Art Blakey and John Bonham to name but two. Prior to joining the Bare Bones Boogie Band, he has played and recorded in SE England for the past few years with The Purple Buddha’s, The Great Outdoor Experience, and writers Phil Ram and Steve Sodan.

Some things that have been said about Helen Turner & the Bare Bones Boogie Band: PTO

“ . . . the fabulous Helen Turner, the finest Blues Diva to come out of Scotland since Maggie Bell, who is making a big breakthrough onto the live music scene.”
George McFall, the Stormy Monday Club @ The Bulls Head, Barnes.

“Loved the voice.”
James Curran, Virgin Radio.

Helen Turner has probably the best blues voice in the UK at this time; to my mind she could hold her own Worldwide.”
Terry Clear, Radio OndaCero, Spain, writing in “BluesBytes – USA”

 “. . . good to hear this great voice again.”
Steve Tsoi, Soundmagic Recording Studios.

 “. . . worth catching, featuring that wonderful voice of Helen Turner.”
Ashwyn Smyth, Radio Presenter and writer for Blues Matters.

“. . . such an enjoyable set.”
Steve Thorne, “Rock Lens”, professional music business photographer.

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