Brooklyn based funk force Turkuaz is thrilled to announce a handful of club dates amongst their very busy Summer touring schedule. Highlighted by a two night stint in Rhode Island, additional stops include a pair of Upstate New York plays in Saranac Lake and Bouckville.
The newly added dates come as the band rounds out their Spring Tour that has included appearances at Euphoria Festival in Austin, TX and Wanee Festival in Live Oak, FL. The month long run concludes this weekend with a pair of shows supporting Moe in New Orleans, LA during Jazzfest. After a short break, the group heads to Colorado for their Red Rocks debut supporting Lettuce on May 13.
Summer highlights include first time trips to Bonnaroo, Camp Bisco, Floyd Fest, Northwest String Summit, and Revival Festival. These come in addition to returns to Summer Camp, Frendly Gathering, Disc Jam, Big What?, and more.
The band began 2017 aboard Jam Cruise where members joined Moe during their headlining set for a stunning cover of "This Must Be the Place" by The Talking Heads. Video of the collaboration can be viewed below. The two nights that the bands will be spending together this coming weekend in New Orleans during Jazzfest are sure to bring about more sit-ins and surprises.
Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” outfit from Brooklyn, NY, whose modern take on the classic funk sound has established them as leaders in the funk revolution that’s currently taking place in the genre. 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 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.