SMOOVE AND TURRELL tickets and 2019 tour dates

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SMOOVE & TURRELL'S SECRET VALENTINE ACOUSTIC

SECRET NEWCASTLE LOCATION in Newcastle

Thursday 14th February

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Solid Brass 10 Years Of Smoove & Turrell

The Jazz Cafe in London

Thursday 21st February

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Band On The Wall in Manchester

Thursday 14th March

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Smoove & Turrell Solid Brass Tour

The Attic in Bristol

Thursday 4th April

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Hare And Hounds in Birmingham

Friday 5th April

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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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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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