Turps enlists his old friend for new single


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Turps enlists his old friend for new single Turps enlists his old friend for new single

John Turps – co-founding member of the Saw Doctors – is back with the fourth single from his new album…with an old pal making a special appearance.

It’s Gonna Be Alright and The Field are both from Turps’ forthcoming album Age Of Uncertainty and the single is released on Motion Club Records this Friday on all streaming platforms and YouTube.

For the Field, Turps needed a voice with what he called ‘soul qualities and character’ and he asked local artist Seamus Ruttledge to narrate the verse part that he could hear in his head.

He kindly agreed, and features on the Field with Jamie Parks on drums, Thomas Niland on guitar, Hannah Wujiw on backing vocals, and Odie Lynch on harmonica.

It’s Gonna Be Alright features Jamie Parks on drums, Manuel Trabucco on saxophone, Juan Ignacio Ferreras on cello, Conor O’Donnell and Hannah Wujiw on backing vocals and Thomas Niland on electric guitar.

Turps is currently producing a debut album for local musician Conor O’Donnell as well as planning a series of live appearances to promote the album.

Turps was one of the original Saw Doctors before life took him down several different paths.

A 2009 Galway County Person of the Year Award Nominee, Turps as a survivor of sexual abuse, a heart attack and cancer.

A vocal advocate on mental health and for sex abuse victims, he has helped raise funds and awareness for the Galway Rape Crisis Centre.

Musically, he also appeared as a guest backing vocalist on the Waterboys’ How Long Will I Love You from the album Room to Roam.

And he is returning with a new double album, Age Of Uncertainty, which was remotely recorded and self-produced in his studio.

Pictured: John had a massive heart attack in 2010 and dealt with life-threatening cancer the following year.

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