Black Angel

Artist's Biography

Artist's Biography HISTORY Black Angel originated in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles in 1999 with J. C. Martin leading the band and with Audrey Madison Turner (lead singer of Ike Turner and The Kings of Rhythm and also Mrs. Ike Turner) as a vocalist and Ronnie Turner (only son of both Tina and Ike Turner) on bass. The band was originally called The Prophets and played in major Los Angeles and Santa Barbara clubs such as The Roxy, Jack's Sugar Shack, Luna Park and the Wildcat Lounge. The Prophets released one CD, "The Prophets EP", in 1999.

ALBUMS Since then the band has released eleven full-length albums and one extended play album including: "13 Stories" (2001); "Real Music for Real People" (2003); "O' California" and "O' Santa Barbara" (2007); “O’ San Francisco” (2009); "O' Los Angeles" (2014); "Pleasuredome" (2014) and "Hard Livin', Hard Times (2015); “Go Bernie Go” (benefit album for Bernie Sanders) (2015) "Big Big City, Bright Bright Lights" (2017); Moscow Don’t Believe In Tears (2018);“You Can Count On Me” (2018) and “Blue Wave” (2019).

SHOWS Black Angel has played shows at such Southern California clubs as The Roxy, B. B. King's Blues Club, The Coach House (San Juan Capistrano), Paladino's, Rusty's Surf Ranch, The Cat Club, The Creekside Inn, the Martini Lounge, The Tryst, SRI (Studio Instrument Rentals) Showcase, The Musicians Institute, The Scientology Celebrity Center, The Gig and The Joint. In San Francisco we have played in front of 20,000 people at both the Off The Grid Fleet Week show for the Blue Angels (2013) and at the Oakland First Friday celebration event (2015). We played in front of over 10,000 people at the Oakland Marathon in 2015.

BAND MEMBERS Other prominent band members in Black Angel over the years include Danny Darling (former drummer for Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, Jimmy Vaughn and Leon Russell); Tiffany Lowe (granddaughter of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash and daughter of Carlene Carter and Nick Lowe; Jason Ball (Animotion); and Ernie and Cory Orosco (The Strawberry Alarm Clock).

RADIO AIRPLAY and INTERNET PRESENCE Black Angel can be heard on over 1,500 FM radio and internet radio stations worldwide. Black Angel had over 42,000 friends on MySpace and their site was visited over 304,000 times.

SONG OF THE YEAR In a poll of prominent music journalists in December, 2007 "ONE BEER" from the album, "O' California", was selected Song Of The Year by Chuck Eddy of Billboard Magazine. Chuck Eddy is the senior music editor at Billboard Magazine. For seven years Chuck was the music editor of the Village Voice in New York City............In his annual poll of the best albums of the year, Billboard's Chuck Eddy ranked "O' California" as the 31st best album of the year and "O' Santa Barbara" as the 35th best album of the year for 2007. Keith Gordon of Rolling Stone magazine ranked "O' California" as the 29th best album of the year and "O' Santa Barbara" as the 30th best album of the year for 2007. The late Ben Martin produced and co-produced Black Angel’s last three albums with the help of J. C. Martin.

CURRENT BAND LINE-UP Since relocating to San Francisco in 2012 Black Angel has added drummer,Pat Woods of San Jose, to its core lineup. Pat was with the band, The Readymades, who opened for many national acts at The Cow Palace, The Fillmore, etc. and was in a touring version of the 1950s band, The Coasters. Bass player, Alexey Udalov, is originally from St. Peterburg, Russia and is a phenomenal musician. We have recently been working with an outstanding female singer, Courtney Grace. On lead guitar is the fantastic, Rubin Ray.

Black Angel Videos The video versions of “I’ve Got My Eyes On You, Baby” and “High School Girls” feature San Francisco Bay Area models and photographers on the first two songs and first two links below. “One Beer” was selected as the “Song Of The Year” for 2007 by Chuck Eddy, senior music editor of Billboard Magazine in New York, but the video was just created in January, 2012. 1.

I’ve Got My Eyes On You, Baby (models and photographers included):

Full Album show of June 15, 2021
Album: Whiskey Bar Band

About the Album:

This is a mixture of progressive political songs; raging rock 'n' roll; and some singer/songwriter type songs played by a Rolling Stones style rock band.

Full Album show of Oct 25, 2020
Album: Pleasuredome

About the Album: This is an album about San in the San Francisco Bay Area and playing and recording music here. Black Angel was in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara until 2011 when we moved to the Bay Area. This album has the feel of the city by the bay.

Full Album show of May 27, 2020
Album: Lady Trumpinstein

Artist's Biography:
Black Angel is a San Francisco Bay Area Band that began in Los Angeles in 1999 with Audrey (Mrs. Ike) Turner as a singer; Ronnie Turner (son of Ike and Tina Turner) on bass and J. C. Martin as a singer/guitar player/songwriter and producer.
The band moved to the SF Bay Area in 2011 and has been recording new albums and playing over 100 live shows at some of the areas biggest venue including playing at the Navy Fleet Week Blue Angel
show; the Oakland Marathon; the Oakland First Friday events and scores of clubs.
You can hear many Black Angel songs at:
Two songs, Lady Trumpinstein (334,000 plays on Soundcloud) and Georgene (94,000 plays on Soundcloud) are two recent Black Angelreleases.
“Lady Trumpinstein”

About the Album:
"Lady Trumpinstein" is Black Angel's latest album and it features songs, "Lady Trumpinstein" (334,000 plays on Soundcloud) and "Georgene" (94,000 plays on Soundcloud) that are already getting lots of international airplay.

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