The Bloody Turncoats is the most dishonest band you'd ever hope to meet. They also kick ass!
-Drunken Sam - Park Tavern rant
The Bloody Turncoats began as a concoction of differing styles nearly 7 years ago. Karl (guitar) was influenced by the psychedelic music of the late 60's, folk, bluegrass, and classic country. Dean (drums) was influenced by punk, jazz, ska, and anything out of the ordinary. Over time, the congregation of influences become what can be best described as a punk-a-billyjazzfolkgrassrock style. Morgan (bass) and Rasque (lead vocals) joined the band in late 2006. Morgan plays both an Upright bass, effectionately known as The Wooden Lady, and a 5-string electric. He is commonly known as a metalhead and bangs his head when he plays to help establish street cred. Rasque is a frontman in the mold of some of the great punk frontmen. Energetic, manic, crazy, insane, and blessed with a loud, obnoxiously powerful voice he rounds out the band perfectly. Each member of The Bloody Turncoats has been playing/performing for over a decade and has previous experience in bands. The Bloody Turncoats recently finished their latest EP "A Mouthful of Pennies", and Minneapolis, and it's surrounding suburbs, have begun to take notice. With an interesting blend of styles, a completely original sound, and a live show like a cattle prod, The Bloody Turncoats are aimed to explode.
We play live mostly about Minneapolis/St. Paul. I have many special moments with myself.
Whatever makes noise and is currently functioning.