Album coup for station

John Turrell with Colin Heathcote in Synergy studio.
John Turrell with Colin Heathcote in Synergy studio.

A Tyneside-born soul and blues singer John Turrell has given listeners to a south east Northumberland community radio station an early chance to hear his debut solo album The Kingmaker.

In an interview for Bedlington-based Synergy Radio, John explained how he had written the 12-track album and the motives behind some of the searing lyrics.

The former college joinery and carpentry lecturer has enjoyed big record sales throughout Europe.

John performed with the Craig Charles Fantasy Funk band at the BBC Proms in the Park in London on Saturday.

Dedicated to wife Nicola and daughters Isla, Charlie and Georgie, the album is available as a download, CD and vinyl LP.

For more information, see John’s website www.johnturr

Each of the 12 tracks had an airing during Synergy Morning.

Presenter Colin Heathcote said: “It was quite a coup for us to get John to come along and talk about his album and be the first radio station in the North to play it.”