Gecko Turner Gets Funky With ‘Chicken Wire’

Maybe James Brown’s lyrics are to blame for many Spaniards’ habit of referring to a genre they love as “funky” instead of “funk,” confusing the verb with the noun. Or maybe it’s Wild Cherry’s fault for singing “Play That Funky Music, White Boy.” Whatever you call it, Gecko Turner brings it to his new album, … Continued

Gecko Turner: «Sé que le podría hacer un discazo a George Michael»

El gran músico, cantante y productor extremeño Fernando Gabriel Echave, alias Gecko Turner, autor de la canción de la última campaña de turismo de su tierra, presenta «That Place By The Thing With The Cool Name» este fin de semana en el Festival Contempopranea. Será su primera cita con sus fans tras su regreso de … Continued

Gecko’s Pleasure Principle

Some of my earliest musical memories are of the Cuban drummers who used to play in Central Park all summer long. The sounds would drift up to my 11th floor aerie, forming an ambient bed of rhythm on which to fall asleep. Many of the drummers were recent immigrants, forced out by Castro’s revolution and … Continued

Audio : Gecko Turner “I’ll Do That”

Disponible depuis le 27 avril, That Place By The Thing With The Cool Name, le quatrième album de Gecko Turner, est un irrésistible fourre-tout où se mélangent les influences de Sly Stone, Marvin Gaye, Os Mutantes, JJ Cale, Tim Maia et Michael Franks. D’origine espagnole, Turner (né Fernando Gabriel Echave Pelaez) mène depuis 2006 … Continued