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The Almighty Turtlenecks

It's hard to describe soul music that's made on the prairies.

There's sweet melody. Locomotive rhythms. Blasts of guitar and furious keys. There's a tenor vocal that just grabs you and says HEY THIS IS THE ALMIGHTY TURTLENECKS!!!!!

The Almighty Turtlenecks. How did a soul band from Edmonton come up with such a name?

Stew Kirkwood, owner and operator of Edmonton's finest recording house, Sound Extractor, decided years ago that the Edmonton music scene needed a hot injection of soul. He jokingly referred to his as of yet unrealized project as The Turtlenecks. Because it sounded so ridiculous. Some time passed. The name and idea stayed.

After carefully selecting key players from Edmonton's rich music scene in 2013 the joke became a reality and it was no laughing matter. Adopting stage names, a false history that began in the sweat drenched walls of Stax recording studios in Memphis Tennessee and a commanding set list of soul staples, The AlmightyTurtlenecks quickly became the most sought after soul band in Edmonton.

Their depth as musicians resulted in writing their own material and within six months of their existence Hard Bangin was born. 8 rich tracks of soul and motion ranging from hard rockers like "That's Where You're Wrong" and "Lusty Cutlass" to the midnight meditation on love "After the Light" this band has quickly capitalized on the very notion of what it means to be a soul band without ever having left the confines of the Canadian Prairies.

You want to know more? Then get on your feet and see them live. It's the only way to truly embrace their energy and dedication to the rich history of soul.

The Almighty Turtlenecks. Southern soul from way up North.

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