Bill Turner formed the Blue Smoke band in 1972 and they have performed over 11,500 concerts, club dates, fairs, casinos and conventions as well as commercial soundtracks and film pilots in this time.
Bill Turner is a multi instrumentalist specializing in all the stringed instruments (except pedal steel guitar and sitar). The band has been awarded a bronze Telly Award and a platinum Aurora Award for its soundtrack work.
Bill Turner has toured internationally on over six tours to Europe, four to the UK and one to Brazil, and with the Blue Smoke band, performed at an international music festival in Germany where they were the only American band.
Bill Turner & Blue Smoke continue to be active in the northeast nightclub and concert scene. They recorded a CD "Mississippi Maserati Breakdown" on Mansion Records.
Bill Turner & Blue Smoke have a wide range of versatility, performing for corporate conventions, private engagements such as upscale weddings, industrial and trade shows, casinos, country and/or rock & roll package shows.
They can play everything from 1950s rock & roll, through classic rock or the 80s 90s and 2000s as well as specialty music such as Irish and light jazz.
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