Bruce Turgon is not foreign to the concept of hard work.
His career dates back to the late '60s releasing three major label albums in Black Sheep, a band with Lou Gramm on lead vocals.
When Gramm was called to join the multi-million selling band Foreigner in 1976, Bruce left NY state for Los Angeles, eventually writing, recording and touring with bands like Billy Thorpe, Nick Gilder, Prism and Warrior as well as performing around the L.A. area with his own bands.
Eventually, his long time association with best friend Gramm led to the writing and recording of Gramm's first solo effort “Ready Or Not”, yielding the hit single, “Midnight Blue”. In between the recording of Gramm's second album, “Long Hard Look” and its subsequent tour, Bruce also toured with Billy Idol's guitar player Steve Stevens in support of his solo album, “Atomic Playboys”.
In 1991 he and Gramm then formed the short-lived Shadow King, with Bruce co-writing nine of the ten tracks on the album, as well as handling multiple instrument, arrangement and programming duties.
In 1992, when Lou Gramm rejoined Foreigner, Bruce was hired for the bass position now vacated by the departing Rick Wills. Foreigner released “Mr. Moonlight” in 1995, with several songs co-written by Bruce, including the single “Until The End Of Time” and they have toured steadily from 1992 - 2002.
The bus wheels have finally ground to a halt and Turgon has welcomed the opportunity to kick back and start fleshing out some new material for the his first solo album on Frontiers Records.
Entitled “Outside Looking In”, Turgon's record of course features former band-mate Lou Gramm co-writing with Bruce three songs and offer his services as background vocalist. But apart from this, Bruce Turgon took the responsibility of the rest of the songwriting and makes his debut as a fine singer as well.
Musicians featured on the album are Denny Carmassi on drums (Heart / Whitesnake / Foreigner / Montrose), Rocket Ritchotte on lead guitar (David Lee Roth / Stan Bush / Cher / Rick Springfield), Scott McKinstry on lead guitar (Lou Gramm Band), Ronnie Montrose on lead guitar, Ricky Philips and Tom Gimbel on backing vocals.
The magic of the Shadow King and Foreigner music is back ! Watch out for this great talent!