With the release of fourth album Crown Posada, Smoove & Turrell cement their position as one of the UK's most exceptional soul acts with their innate ability to deliver hard times social commentary in a dancefloor friendly medium. Proudly working class as a band - this album celebrates love, life, politics and the lows and the highs of growing up and raising families in the North East of England.
Gritty and powerful, the band make no attempt to sound or look like anyone else - not for them the sharp suits and trumpet twirls of some of their peers. Instead you get a wildly talented and vital crew of larger than life Geordie lads taking their rightful place on the international soul scene having already become figureheads within the UK.
RADIO: Chris Evans on the BBC2 Breakfast Show – "Smoove & Turrell where have you been hiding? I'm astonished at how good this is!" - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07wlwjx (Comments at 10:08)
Single – 'You Could've Been A Lady'
Playlisted on BBC Radio 2 - up to B List
BBC Radio 2 - Plays on Alex Lester (23.9.16) Steve Wright (26.9.16), Janice Long (27.9.16), Jo Whiley (28.9.16), Alex Lester (29.9.16), Craig Charles (29.9.16), Chris Evans (30.9.16), After Midnight Alex Lester (4.10.16)
BBC 6Music – Eight plays on Craig Charles, Chris Hawkins, Don Letts, Sean Keaveny
BBC Radio Scotland - Billy Sloan (24.9.16)
JazzFM - (John Osborne's Funky Sensation)
Album track: Now That Love Has Gone
6Music Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show 24.9.16
BBC Radio Newcastle
Live session (various album tracks) - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p048c9sr
Paddy MacDee Interview and various album tracks
Other radio support:
BBC Radio Leeds, Amazing Radio Republic 100,3/Thessaloniki, Ibiza Global Radio, Radio 1 Greece, Ibiza Sonica 95.2FM, VAL 202, Radio Slovenia, Pioneer DJ Radio, Hochschulradio Aachen, Açık Radyo, Radio Nova, WBAI 99.5fm, AMDJS Radio Show, WUTK-FM 90.3, BluesJazz Radio, radio fm4, Radio Z 95.8 Nuernberg, eastside radio, Solar, The Face Radio, WPRK 91.5 FM, The Shizzle 99.9 Bay FM, Kiss FM Ukraine, Starpoint radio, D-Radio Kultur, VAL 202, Shoreditch Radio
SYNC: You Could've Been A Lady used on BBC Olympic Cycling coverage and Channel 4 Paralympics Village tour
PRESS and Online:
Blues & Soul, Fredperrysubculture.com, iDJ magazine, Newcastle Chronicle, Crack Magazine, WithGuitars.com, Northernsoul.me.uk, Thesoulofaclown.com, Soulandjazzandfunk.com, NE volume magazine (Newcastle), Tunatheday.com, Purplerevolver.com, Gigslutz.co.uk, Stereoboard.com, The Northern Echo, NARC, Louderthanwar
Upcoming Tour Dates: http://smooveandturrell.com/tour-dates/
DJ FEEDBACK: Kraak & Smaak, Dub Pistols, Jose Padilla, Qdup, Basement Freaks, All Good Funk Alliance, Dr Rubberfunk, Shepdog, Marc Hype, Azaxx, DJ Love, DJ Psycut, Makossa