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Platinum rocker, Will Turpin, showcases new band at Atlanta venue
Georgia music legend and veteran rocker Will Turpin will showcase his new band, play songs from an upcoming CD release and make his debut appearance at an intimate Sandy Springs listening room next month.
Steve’s Live Music will present Will Turpin and The Way at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. The recently opened music room is located at 234 Hilderbrand Drive in Sandy Springs, Ga. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door and available online at www.StevesLiveMusic.com.
“I visited the club in September to hear Ed Roland’s Sweet Tea Project and had a great time,” Turpin said. “The venue is built for real music lovers and I felt it was perfect for us.”
Owner Steve Grubman opened Steve’s Live Music in June 2012 and offers an intimate listening room (120 seats), which features local and national songwriters and musicians performing traditional music, including Irish Folk, bluegrass, Dixieland jazz, polka and blues.
Turpin, who has been the bassist for the multi-platinum group Collective Soul for the past 18 years, says his new band plays a diverse selection of rock and pop.
“We have a different sound and identity from Collective Soul,” Turpin said. “You’ll hear elements of a lot of musical influences in our repertoire. Some Beatle-esque songs, some rockin’ songs and some real laid back stuff.”
In addition to Turpin (keyboards and vocals) the band lineup includes Jason Fowler (lead guitar and vocals), Mark Wilson (bass and vocals) and Scott Davidson (drums). For this intimate listening room setting Turpin has recruited his friend, Calvin Kelley, to play percussion in lieu of Davidson’s hard-pounding drums.
The band is currently recording their first full-length CD, Serengeti Drivers, at Real 2 Reel Studios in Jonesboro, Ga. Once Serengeti Drivers is released in spring 2013, Will Turpin and The Way will embark on a tour with dates to be announced next year.
With his band, Collective Soul, Turpin is a member of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Collective Soul has attained seven No. 1 songs and 19 Top 40 singles, making them one of the most successful bands of the 1990s.
If you go:
What: Will Turpin and The Way
When: 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
Where: Steve’s Live Music, 234 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs, Ga.