Smoove & Turrell tickets and 2019 tour dates

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Funk and Soul Weekender

Brighton Beach in Brighton

Friday 17th May

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Smoove & Turrell Solid Brass Tour

Drygate Brewing Co. in Glasgow

Friday 7th June

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Smoove & Turrell Solid Brass Tour

The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh

Saturday 8th June

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Expo19 Smoove&Turrell

Barca Art Bar in Tynemouth

Saturday 29th June

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Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival 2019

Moseley Park in Birmingham

Friday 12th July

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Funk and Soul Weekender
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Funk and Soul Weekender

Brighton

17th - 19th May 2019

Minimum Age: 18

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Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival

Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival

Moseley Private Park, Alcester Road in Birmingham

12th - 14th Jul 2019

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Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival

Moseley Private Park, Alcester Road in Birmingham

12th - 14th Jul 2019

No age restrictions

Skiddle is an official ticket outlet of Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival 2019. Get Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival Festival tickets, news and information with Skiddle.com

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Biography

Smoove had met keyboardist Mike Porter through the local music scene in Newcastle and recruited him for his ‘Smoove Live’ project for the label Acid Jazz. Around Mike’s house one day they overheard a neighbour singing sublime melodies in his garage with friends which turned out to be none other than a young John Turrell practising in a band called ‘The Stevies’. After a couple of further sessions ‘scouting’ him they finally knocked on the door and had a chat and hit it off straight away.

A man of many facets, John Turrell was a skilled carpenter, working and teaching the trade to apprentices at a local college as well as his musical endeavours. After the trio performed several gigs together with various other guest musicians it was agreed they would create some new material and so they started to write and arrange a clutch of tracks that Smoove would record and produce.

Their first track was the now classic ‘I Can’t Give You Up’ recorded at Mike Porter’s house as his Hammond Organ was immovably wedged in his utility room! If you listen closely to the (now extremely expensive) original 7-inch recording released on the German label Club Tikka you can still hear Mike’s mum retrieving a pack of peas from the freezer… The track was so popular in the underground Mod and Northern soul scene all initial 500 pressings of the record sold out, resulting in online bidding wars, with the record going for as much as 166.

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