turn turQuoise: lyrical Indie-Pop with a touch of Jazz
turn turQuoise is the singer/songwriter VEra Joppig from Freiburg, Germany, who released the debut album "StormBrides" through her own label.
StormBrides: the 10 songs form a wayward, colourful mixture of pop, jazz, folk and world music, the english lyrics are sometimes profound, always humorous. VEra's beautiful, expressive voice is supported by dynamic arrangements and tuneful soundscapes, multifaceted, unusual.
VEra's early life was somewhat resless:
- ived in Germany, Israel, California
- travelled through Europe, Asia, Australia
- worked as orange picker, laundress, solder, data typist, waitress, barmaid, manager and sold jewellery
- studied for a while English, Geography, Egyptology
- did trainings as nurse's aid, Jazz Dancer and European executive secretary
Eventually she followed her heart and studied singing and piano, became a freelance singing teacher and began to write songs. She currently lives in her hometown Freiburg, is also a graphic designer as Line2Rhyme and learns to play ukulele.
She sings about life's crises (Pain, Where Do They Go), longing (Sphere of Hope, One Ordinary Day), surrealist paintresses (StormBrides), Bali (cloves & mangoes), food speculators and her TV (Cannibals at Work, Window to the World) and swimming against the tide (Unstoppable Now, Slowest Way to Die).
Musical influences: Bat for Lashes, Sting, Patty Smith, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, Joe Jackson, Billy Joel, Patti Smith, Florence and the Machine, Imogen Heap and many others...