Turner Brown Band

The Turner Brown Band

CAIRNS music fans will be treated to a memorable night of gospel-blues this October when legendary slide guitarist Dom Turner from the Backsliders presents his global musical collaboration, The Turner Brown Band on Friday the 18th of October.

The band combines Australian-born Turner with Ohio-based lap-slide guitarist and vocal sensation Nikki D Brown to form an uplifting gospel-soul-funk meets blues musical feast for the senses.

A renowned blues-based slide-guitarist and vocalist, Turner has spent more than 30 years touring the festival circuit with his Sydney-based band, Backsliders.

Brown, born into a Church-based slide guitar tradition known as Sacred Steel, has been described as the “Jimi Hendrix of Sacred Steel”, (Guitar World Magazine, 2016).

The result is a merging of Nikki’s southern style US gospel guitar and vocals with Dom’s blues-based sounds forming a duelling slide guitar eclectic and uplifting gospel-blues musical feast

The band formed back in 2016 when Turner travelled to Toledo, Ohio to collaborate with Nikki D and the Browns: Nikki’s sister Gloria Brown (rhythm, guitar and vocals), and cousin Tomika Webb (drums and vocals).

The Cairns show will be a welcome return for Turner who will make his fifth appearance at Tanks, having played on four previous occasions with the Backsliders.

Tickets available through Ticketlink

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