8pm. , Saturday. The Ruby Room, TF Royal Theatre [venue 18]. Tickets €15
What always endears Juliet to her audiences is her girl next door' quality. Her strengths are her intelligent lyrics and memorable melodies.
On stage Turner tells little stories about her life drawing the audience into the palm of her hand with her down to earth narrative style ballads infused with a mix of country folk and blues beats.
Juliet doesn't try to be anyone but herself and the lilt of her Northern accent works rhythmically with the melodies. Juliet unlike many of her peers, refreshingly shares the inspiration and meaning of every song with her audience. Born in County Tyrone , Juliet didn't take her singing seriously until 1993 when she went to Trinity in Dublin.
Later, with a few successful solo gigs under her belt Juliet decided to record some of her songs and out of a budget of £800 came the very fine Lets hear it for Pizza'. Before long Juliet was playing bigger gigs sharing the bill with, among others Tracy Chapman, Brian Kennedy, Gabrielle, Sting, Bryan Adams and Bob Dylan. She also spent two summers touring in the UK with ex-Byrds singer Roger McGuinn.
Brian Kennedy and Juliet covered the beautiful Tom Waits classic, I home that I don't fall in love with you'. Juliet later recorded Burn the Black Suit' which went double platinum in Ireland.
She has been touring with Ron Sexsmith and David Meade, completed a successful short tour of her own in the UK and played her biggest gig to date in the Point Depot in Dublin.
Juliet (vocals/guitar) is joined on stage with Brian Grace on guitar and Sean McGee on bass.