Bessie Turner is a singer song writer based in East Anglia. Her style is an eclectic pastiche of her musical heroes; she is influenced as much by MIA as she is Dionne Warwick.
Yet it is her own uniqueness – in both her personality as well as her music - that sets her apart as an artist and performer.
Bessie released her debut single Big Sleep on her own label Don't Try in April 2017. With support from BBC Introducing and after performing a live session for BBC Introducing in Suffolk the single wound up with plays across BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music. Six weeks into her career Bessie Turner was asked by BBC Introducing to appear at Latitude festival.
Her second single Words You Say was released In September 2017. It received its world premier from Jo Wiley on BBC Radio 2. The song went on to be played extensively across BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 and BBC Radio 1. In December 2017 Bessie performed a session at Maida Vale Studios for BBC Introducing. The following month she recorded a stripped back set for Steve Lamacq's BBC Radio 6 Music show.
Bessie Turner's debut EP 22:22 was released on Don't Try in April 2018. She toured the UK and EU as well as supporting Baxter Dury on selected dates throughout the spring. Summer 2018 saw her headline the BBC Introducing stages at both Reading + Leeds and Latitude.
Bessies single Nino was released in October 2018 on Don't Try x Lab Records and set out on a UK tour supporting Palace Winter.