Geordie duo Smoove and Turrell, released their first album “Antique soul” on Jalapeno Records in April 2009.
The lads have gone from strength to strength on the UK scene and across Europe. Previous to their album being snapped up by Jalapeno Records they had released a limited 7” single “I can’t give you up” on the German label “Club Tikka”. The single soon found itself in a bidding frenzy on Ebay with copies reaching a startling £166, surely not for a new 7” I hear you cry!
“The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show” (BBC Radio 6) put pen to paper to write the sleeve notes for the album “Antique Soul” and also invited the whole 7 piece band down to Manchester to perform a live session on his BBC6 Radio show. It doesn’t just stop there the boys then played a live set on “The Janice Long Show” (BBC Radio 2) and on the legendary Clive Anderson “Loose Ends Show” (BBC Radio 4). To top it all off the boys also won "single of the week" twice on Marc Radcliff’s BBC 2 Radio Show.
Smoove and Turrell have released some outstanding singles this year, working with some of the best remix artists in the country and beyond like A Skillz, Lack of Afro, Kraak and Smaak. Basment Freaks, Featurecast and Crazy P.
Smoove and Turrell also made a video to accompany “Beggarman” which has gone on to become somewhat of a theme tune amongst fans and is being played on rotation on Deluxe TV in Germany.
John Turrell has recently found him self collaborating with other high profile artists such as Ashley Beadle, Omar, Dr Rubberfunk, Featurecast, Soupasoul, Kraak and Smaak and has also won the Male lead vocalist in “The Fantasy Funk Band” on BBC 6 Music which is being recorded and performed live at the legendary Maida Vale Studios for its 70th Birthday Celebrations.
The boys are currently on tour performing live with their seven piece band playing in Europe and in the UK, having rocked many Festivals in the summer of 2010 at Kendal Calling, Glastonbury, Big Chill, Evolution, and Limetree Festival.
‘Smoove and Turrell are currently working on their next Album ‘Eccentric Audio’. “This Album is going to be funking fantastic…..dare I say it better than ‘Antique Soul’’ Craig Charles 6 Music
Smoove & Turrell is a band from North East England that creates a style of music they describe as 'Northern Funk'. The duo's contemporary sound fuses a variety of musical genres including funk, Northern soul, hip-hop and jazz.
Their band is composed of Jonathan Scott Watson (known as Smoove) and John Turrell.
They have released three albums: Antique Soul (Jalapeno Records, 2009), Eccentric Audio (Jalapeno Records, 2011), and Broken Toys (Jalapeno Records, 2014).