Turkuaz with Neal Francis 01.17.2020 Raleigh

The Brooklyn-based nine-piece funk factory known as Turkuaz lit up Raleigh's Lincoln Theatre with an explosion of groovy rhythms, memorable hooks and positive energy.

Sporting a new subdued color palette, they let the music paint the scene as a near sold-out crowd absorbed every note as fuel for their spirited prance. Covers of David Byrne, Smokey Robinson, John Lennon, Van Morrison and more joined their lush originals to keep dancers delighted and feet in a flurry. Opening up was the silky '70s soul and funk sound of Neal Francis, whose addictive melodies and exceptional musicianship instantly earned him legions of new fans. Enjoy this photo gallery to take you straight to the dancefloor!  Listen to the Turkuaz set here!

- Paul Kerr

- photos by Neil Peek