Eric Turner

E.T. Master Blues Artist, California Blues Hall of Fame and Florida Music Hall of Fame Nominee! has released EASTGATE solo albums independently and is doing concerts, to reach more people for the Lord. Other selected accomplishments are receiving The Angel Award for his role as Jesus in The GOSPEL OF JOHN, a Christian Musical Movie and also played guitar for the off Broadway production of HEAVEN ROCKS!

E. T. began his musical career with two years of classical piano study. Then, he picked up the Guitar and has never put it down since! His first rock band, The Tropics, Florida’s number one show band, was a regional hit in the southwest in the sixties. The Tropics won First place at the International Battle of the Bands in Chicago, Illinois. This lead to Eric’s first big record contract with Columbia Records.

Recording at the Columbia Studios in New York City, Eric’s signature guitar work appeared on the Tropics first single, Timefeatured on Dick Clark’s American Band Stand. Many of the bands records were at the top of the charts in Eric’s home state of Florida, and throughout the South. Concert appearances includes shows with The Who, YOUNG RASCALS, PAUL REVERE & the RAIDERS, JAMES BROWN, DAVE CLARK FIVE, NEIL DIAMOND, The McCOYS, YARD BIRDS, DETROIT WHEELS, HERMANS HERMITS, MINDBENDERS, MYSTERIANS, SHONDELS,and VANLLA FUDGE.

The Tropics 30 year reunion occurred in May of 1999 at the Saint Petersburg, Florida Collesium , and some other concerts that year, in Tampa, where thousands had the experience of hearing one of the best guitar players ever to come out of Tampa Florida! In the seventies, Eric grew to a more progressive form of rock music, and formed his own rock group “BACCHUS” Taking his soaring lead guitar  into the recording studio, where he made his own brand of music! After many record releases, this band was the opening act on concerts featuring GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, FREE, LYNNRD SKYNNRD, BB KING, CACTUS, The OUTLAWS, REDBONE, EDGAR WINTER, and TED NUGENT. Bacchus became a three piece group to be reckoned with and were soon asked to open a concert with MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA. Including an appearance at the Atlanta Pop Festival, Eric Turner began to achieve success, just by playing his guitar!

Upon arriving in California, and after co-writing and recording an album for Atlantic Records with the melodic metal rock group Fortress, Eric began to record the first of fourteen Christian music albums with DARRELL MANSFIELD and DENNY CORRELL. This has produced years of world wide concerts in the ministry, and Eric continues to do so today, by the grace of God. During this time many other Christian albums by various Christian artists were recorded using Eric's signature guitar leads.

As a Producer, Musician, Songwriter and Artist,  Eric also recorded, and co-produced Charlie Souza’s  “Live Your Dream” and “9 Ball in the Corner Pocket” Albums. On these two projects, Turner has been able to capture some of his best work! You will also find Eric as the lead artist with former Robin Trower drummer on "The Bill Lordan Experiment" CDs "Here Comes The Storm" and BLX I. Anyone who hears Him play, will agree, E.T. is one of the very best guitar players in Gods Universe!!






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