James J Turner,
James J Turner is a singer-songwriter in the folk-rock genre, with some considerable history in his home town of Liverpool. His second solo album “How Could We Be Wrong?” was released in 2012 and received fabulous reviews that many other, even established, artists can only dream of – even those signed to major record deals. The album was called “ground-breaking” and “the best folk-rock album of the year” by critics, and James was praised for his song-writing and performing skills (particularly his powerful voice). Songs from this album gained significant UK and European radio airplay; they were played by BBC regional radio stations, specialist folk shows, plus internet and community radio stations, and James built on this success with live radio sessions (interviews and live performances).
The success of “How Could We Be Wrong?” is a measure of the irresistible and high quality of the music on this album; and as a result of this success over the past 2 years James has attracted a following of over 20,000 (and rising!) loyal fans from all over the world – an amazing achievement for a completely independent artist.
James’s music also attracts many fans from the Pagan communities. In recent years James has deliberated to consciously follow a Druidic – Bardic path; he is a member of OBOD, who are the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. James’s music is therefore imbued with his empathy for the human struggle, complex spiritual landscapes, plus a deep concern for the environment, and as a result his music is regularly included on Pagan radio playlists and enjoyed by people of all spiritual faiths.
Through 2013 and 2014 James played key live solo gigs; his successful 2014 festival appearances included Leamington Peace Festival and UK Pagan Pride Festival. In 2015 James was delighted to be invited to perform for the international audience at the OBOD Summer Gathering in Glastonbury Town Hall, plus several other festivals culminating in being asked to perform at Witchfest in Croydon, London, which is the biggest Pagan festival in the world, in November 2015. James has a much anticipated new album scheduled for release on 22nd April 2016.