Brooklyn, NY (August 16, 2016) -- Winding down a busy summer within the festival circuit, including performances at Mountain Jam, High Sierra Music Festival, Peach Music Festival, and coming up on a much anticipated debut appearance at Lock’n Festival,  Brooklyn’s Turkuaz is announcing a large scale co-headlining Fall 2016 tour with British funk band The New Mastersounds.

Kicking off at the beginning of October with four nights  throughout Colorado, the tour caravans all four corners of the country and blankets both East and West Coasts. Notable stops include Ogden Theatre in Denver, Terminal 5 in New York City, the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., and The Fillmore in San Francisco. A full list of tour dates is below.

To commemorate the co-headlining tour, The New Mastersounds and Turkuaz will be releasing a split 7" featuring both bands performing a cover song from the other artist's catalog, while also joining in on the collaboration.  The limited edition vinyl is now available for pre-order via both band's fan club ticketing.  The 7" vinyl will also be exclusively available at shows on the bands' co-headline Fall Tour.  The two tracks were recorded over two days at a studio in Oakland, CA where all members of both groups shacked up before playing High Sierra Music Festival.  The session made for exciting results with each band putting a fresh take on each other's songs.  

Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” outfit from Brooklyn, NY, whose modern take on the classic funk sound has established them as leaders in the funk revolution that’s currently taking place in the genre. Blending elements of Pop, R&B, and Soul with their distinct aggressive funk core, Turkuaz sounds like the musical love child of Sly & the Family Stone and Talking Heads.

The group’s constant touring since 2012 has earned them a passionate and dedicated national fan base that’s consistently growing. A dance band at their roots, Turkuaz’s live shows are high-energy, floor-shaking, visually appealing events filled with colorful clothing and choreographed dance moves that always leave attendees wanting more.

The New Mastersounds & Turkuaz Fall 2016 Tour Dates
10/06 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
10/07 Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre
10/08 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
10/09 Aspen, CO Belly Up
10/12 Austin, TX The Parish
10/13 Houston, TX The Secret Group*
10/14 Dallas, TX Club Dada*
10/14 Eureka Springs, AR  Hillberry Music Festival^
10/15 Eureka Springs, AR  Hillberry Music Festival*
10/15 Tyler, TX Stanley's^
10/16 Dallas, TX Sundwon @ Granada^
10/18 New Orleans, LA  Joy Theater
10/20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Revolution Live
10/21 Jacksonville, FL  Mavericks Live
10/22 St. Petersburg, FL  Jannus Landing
10/27 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theater*
10/28 Buffalo, NY Iron Works*
10/29 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom*
11/09 Solana Beach, CA  Belly Up
11/10 Los Angeles, CA  Teragram Ballroom
11/11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
11/12 Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre
11/13 Tahoe, NV Crystal Bay Casino
11/15 Bend, OR The Domino Room
11/16 Eugene, OR Hi-Fi Music Hall
11/17 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
11/18 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre
11/19 Sandpoint, ID  The Hive
11/20 Missoula, MT The Top Hat
11/23 Minneapolis, MN  Cabooze
11/25 Chicago, IL Park West
11/26 Indianapolis, IN  The Vogue Theatre
11/30 Burlington, VT  Higher Ground
12/01 Boston, MA Royale
12/02 New York, NY Terminal 5
12/03 New Haven, CT  College Street Music Hall
12/04 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall
12/06 Saratoga Springs, NY Putnam Den
12/07 Rochester , NY Anthology
12/08 Pittsburgh, PA  The Rex Theater
12/09 Washington DC  9:30 Club
12/10 Philadelphia, PA  TLA
12/11 State College, PA  The State Theatre
12/13 Richmond, VA The Broadberry
12/14 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
12/15 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
12/16 Nashville, TN  Exit/In
12/17 Asheville, NC  The Orange Peel

*Turkuaz only
^The New Mastersounds only



Turkuaz is:
Dave Brandwein -- Lead & Backing Vocals/Guitar
Taylor Shell -- Bass

Craig Brodhead -- Guitar/Keys
Michelangelo Carubba -- Drums
Josh Schwartz -- Baritone Sax/Lead & Backing Vocals
Greg Sanderson -- Tenor Sax
Chris Brouwers -- Trumpet/Keys
Sammi Garett -- Lead & Backing Vocals/Percussion
Shira Elias -- Lead & Backing Vocals



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Credible bios are supposed to be objective and not full of superlatives and hyperbole, but it’s hard to avoid gushing when the subject is a funk army of multi-instrumentals and singers that is part freight train and part tyrannosaurus rex, who—even on an off night—can blow away a room on the basis of sheer physics alone. That’s one way to describe Turkuaz, but it doesn’t address the music. In this regard, as with any band, influences are everything. One cannot escape them as one seeks to carve out a unique sound for themselves. Still, there are so many benefits to having Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James, Parliament and Bohannon in your record collection. With this as the basis for a recipe, Turkuaz adds healthy doses of jittery, world-pop-power groove—reminiscent of Remain In Light era Talking Heads—and a passion for Motown and R&B, resulting in a refreshing twist on the funk idiom. Turkuaz certainly does have sheer size in their favor, but when broken down into the basic components, each stands out on their own. Founders Dave Brandwein and Taylor Shell had the cream of the crop to choose from at Berklee, but making it happen as a large touring ensemble takes more than chops: it takes the right blend of personalities. When Turkuaz takes the stage, the chemistry is clear. The special combination of elements—singers in sequined dresses, guys in tails (or sometimes all of them in jumpsuits or other complimentary outfits) horns, keys, guitars, amps and drums and smiles all around… well, it’s easy to get caught up in the explosive auditory and visual circus and find oneself dancing. Despite all of the gear and people on stage, it becomes clear that it is not the size that matters here: it is the performance.