Tony Turrell – KeysPosted by stunorm_ru5rrlq5 on November 25, 2015 Biogs | Tony | | No comments
Tony Turrell – Keyboard player in ‘Genesis Visible Touch’
First heard Genesis courtesy of much older siblings at the tender age of 6! Didn’t like it….. Completely captivated though (or possibly brainwashed?) at age 10 when the album ”Duke” was played by both sister and brother on separate visits home. Subsequently managed to see Collins fronted Genesis play live on 5 occasions between 84 and 92, and although listening tastes now range from Tchaikovsky and Karl Jenkins through to D’Angelo and Kendrick Lamarr, Genesis have always been the cornerstone and primary inspiration.
Gear used for this project seems to be more extensive than equipment used for any other endeavours……
Largely based around Roland keyboards, sound modules and controllers blended with sounds from Main Stage on a Macbook. Lots of programming involved – pretty picky about sounds! Last count on keyboards & midi controllers connected on the rig – 10. Ridiculous.
More about Tony…
‘Since discovering the thing he’d been using as a clothes hanger was actually a piano at age 18, Tony has now been a professional musician for 20 years. Working as keyboard player, co-writer and Musical Director for the likes of ex-Marillion frontman Fish, or as a technician/audio engineer for the likes of 80s synthpop star Thomas Dolby, Tony has also appeared on several artists releases as a session player and toured the world numerous times, playing to audience sizes of anything from 15 to 150,000 in the process. His compositional abilities have additionally been sought by the likes of Hotel Chocolat for TV advertising campaigns and by library music firms.’
“Dreams and aspirations? I’m not crusading about anything, I just love to play. End of.”