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The Turning Biography
The Turning came into existence in early 2001. The band was founded around the combined vision of Matt Warren (guitars) and Jeff Goff (drums) to create songs that combined soaring melodies and aggressive pop rock with lyrics that go beyond the surface to the deeper issues of the heart.
The Turning formed in Chattanooga, Tenn., five years ago when members Matt Warren (guitar), Jeremy Little (bass) and Jeff Goff (drums) began playing and writing music in each others garages. Raised in the church or on the mission field, all three were serving on worship teams in their respective churches but were looking to do more with their musical gifts. When it came time to pursue a lead singer, Warren spoke with his best friend, singer/songwriter Jacob McGinniss, who was studying music business at Middle Tennessee State University. McGinniss engaging melodies, introspective lyrics and driving vocal combined perfectly with the tight, rock instrumentation the other members were already perfecting. Together, The Turning creates thought-provoking modern rock music that works in an acoustic camp setting or an electric club environment, giving the band multiple avenues to reach a diverse audience.
According to the bands own mission statement, The Turning exists to influence people through our music and our daily lives to love God passionately and to love others intentionally. We seek to lead both young people and adults to find freedom by tearing down the walls that imprison our hearts, to be released from the fear of rejection because of our insecurities, and to find comfort in allowing others to feel the weight of who God made us to be.
With the addition of long time friends Jacob McGinnis (vocals) and Jeremy Little (bass), the line-up for The Turning was complete. Over the past couple years, the band has split its time between playing praise and worship at several churches in the southeast and opening for a variety of regional and national acts including, Toby Mac, Audio Adrenaline, Tait, Newsong, Matthew West, Building 429, Todd Agnew, Kutless, 1000 Foot Krutch, Bleach, and Luna Halo.
In 2004 the band made the commitment to pursue a music career in a more aggressive fashion and moved their lives and families to the Nashville area. With hopes to reach peoples hearts with the truth, The Turning promises great music that reaches beyond the surface into deeper questions of life and eternity. Look for some exciting new things from The Turning in 2006.
Driving guitars, booming drums and a prison break open the first track of Learning to Lose, the debut modern rock CD from new RKT Music band The Turning. But the escape alluded to doesn'€™t involve running from any sort of illegal activity; rather, The Turning hopes to use its music to persuade all who will listen to break free of the insecurities, doubts, confusion and fears that hold them captive.