Junior Turner launched himself in 2010 when he entered a competition to release a national single for BBC’s Children in Need. He went on to win the competition out of 110,000 applicants and then shot to national fame when he recorded and released a cover version of the world famous “The Impossible Dream”.
Whilst promoting his BBC single he had handed out demo recordings including a self-penned track called “Say Goodbye”. In due course he received a phone call from war veteran’s charity “Help for Heroes” co-founder Bryn Parry, asking if they could use this song for their charity.
In April 2011 Junior Turner released “Say Goodbye” in support of Help for Heroes. The next year he recorded his first ever official 1Radio UK newcomers’ chart number 1 single, with “Loveblind” featuring Jess Wood. He then went on to follow that up with a further two more 1Radio number 1 singles with ‘Sweet Love’ and “Hurt” featuring Robbie Williams guitarist Neil Taylor.
In the meantime Junior Turner also released his ‘critically acclaimed’ debut album ‘Under Scrutiny’, and followed it up in 2013 with the release of ‘Better Day’ which has had rave reviews in the UK and in the USA.
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In his career Junior Turner has worked with some of the world’s finest musicians and producers for who he is held in high regard. Now Junior Turner is set to release yet another self-penned track titled ‘Natural & Nice’ telling the tale of how one’s self confidence levels, when magnified can become one’s self destruction. The release date is set for July 26th on iTunes, Amazon & Play.com.
The true test of any good album is when you put it in and just leave it running, or better yet, hit random and let your media player surprise you. That’s what you can do with Junior Turner’s albums and you can’t do that with a lot of other albums.
What this ultimately means, is that the guy’s a quality singer-songwriter who definitely knows how to engage listeners. Junior Turner vividly portrays his living experiences, thoughts and emotions through his songs, and much like Robbie Williams he owns a voice that is appealing to just about every age group imaginable. He can be hip, suave, or sophisticated within a breath of an octave.
Junior Turner manages to stretch his musical arms and legs into several different genres, yet somehow seems to retain a unifying sound that makes it all his own, instead of sounding like some cheap pub act. ‘Natural & Nice’ the latest single release, caught my attention the first time I listened to it. Its magnificent rhythm and Junior’s soul-energizing voice have really graced the song beautifully. The brass arrangements do the rest!
Quit listening to the generic bubblegum music that some groups are putting out and grab a song by a man that is not only for the younger crowd but for the more mature listeners as well. Junior Turner’s artistry is immense; he comes up with amazing melodic tracks that defy genre and are very emotional without ever being too popish or heavy-handed production wise. Definitely a man on a mission!
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