Mick Turner (Australian musician)

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Mick Turner is an Australian musician and artist, best known as the guitarist for Dirty Three and for his paintings. He was born in Black Rock, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Prior to his work with Dirty Three, Turner was a member of several Melbourne-based rock bands: Sick Things (1979–1988), The Moodists (1983–1984), Fungus Brains (1982–1987), and Venom P. Stinger (1985–1996 with Jim White).

In addition to playing with Jim White and Warren Ellis, Mick also runs the Dirty Three's record label, Anchor & Hope Records and has painted the cover illustration for all of their major albums except their first. He has had art exhibitions around Australia and internationally.

Fellow Dirty Three member, Jim White, plays with Mick: The Tren Brothers, and together they have played with Cat Power, Boxhead Ensemble and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy.

Turner has also released three solo albums under his own name, two albums with Jessica Billey under the moniker Bonnevill, as well as a single credited to "Tren Brothers & Sister" featuring Turner, White & Billey.

Turner currently performs his solo work, accompanied by one of several Melbourne drummers: Ian Wadley (member of Bird Blobs), or Marty Brown (drummer with Art of Fighting). In November 2013, Turner played the final holiday camp edition of the world famous All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Camber Sands, England.

His 2013 solo album Don't tell the Driver features guest performances from Caroline Kennedy-McCracken and Oliver Mann among others.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Tren Phantasma Mick Turner 2
1999 Marlan Rosa Mick Turner 1
2002 Moth Mick Turner 1
2013 Don't Tell the Driver Mick Turner 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Blue Trees Mick Turner / Tren Brothers 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Seven Angels Mick Turner 1

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