Introducing: Bessie Turner

This East Anglian singer and songwriter has a gift for melody and the melancholy...

Meet Bessie Turner. The East Anglian singer and songwriter with a gift for melody and the melancholy.


Based in Suffolk, guitarist and singer Bessie Turner started performing when she was 18, juggling her day-job as a pot-washer with more poetic ambitions.  Still only 23, Bessie released her debut ‘Big Sleep’ on her own label Don’t Try Records and soon found herself played on BBC Radio and appearing at some of the UK’s biggest music festivals. 

The Sound?

A smart but sultry alternative folk sound, awash with brushed drums and acoustic guitars which perfectly frames Bessie’s delicate but enchanting vocal.  A must-listen for fans of Flo Morrissey and at times even Courtney Barnett.

Essential Tracks…

Bessie’s bold debut ‘Big Sleep’ was recorded on a house-boat and released in April 2017.  BBC Introducing soon noticed it, thanks to Bessie’ ethereal and often confessional lyrics, combined with sparkling melody and deft musicianship.  The song’s unanticipated acclaim saw the young performer invited to appear at Latitude Festival in her native Suffolk.

New single ‘Words You Say’ is available now through Don’t Try. 

Where can I see them live?

Bessie Turner makes the trip from Suffolk to play to an appreciative London crowd this Wednesday 11th October for Live Nation Source at Camden’s Lock Tavern. Grab FREE tickets at


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