Hypernova – Nik Turner


Nik Turner is probably best known as a member of space-rock pioneers, Hawkwind, 10 years of which he spent as frontman. Nik’s roles in the band also included  composer, saxophonist, flautist, and creator of Hawkwind’s Mythology and Magic. Nik transcends genre, instead performing in a variety of styles, including, Space-Rock, Funk, Latin-Jazz, Expressionist Jazz, Punk/Political/Satire, Rock’n’Roll, Jazz Dance, Science Fiction/Fantasy/Mythology. In fact, Nik’s style could probably be best summed up as “Very Diverse Music”.

He’s had a fairly extensive career outside of Hawkwind, having a hand in many different facets of the music industry, such as Management, Agency, Recording, Video Production, Promotion, Live Stage Production, Festival Promotion and Production, and then some, as well as keeping a hand in a number of bands. Current concerns include Nik Turner’s Space Gypsy, Nik Turner’s New Space Ritual, Nik Turner’s Inner City Unit, Nik Turner’s Outriders of Apocalypse and Nik Turner’s Sphynx.

Nik has recently released a video for his new track ‘Hypernova’, taken from his forthcoming album ‘Space Fusion Odyssey’, due to be released in July. 

‘Hypernova’ is a psychedelic dance track, featuring such luminaries as Robby Krieger of The Doors, and former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland. 

‘Space Fusion Odessey’ will include guest appearances  from Jazz drummer Billy Cobham, Steve Hillage and Gilli Smyth of Gong, Soft Machine’s John Etheridge and Amon Duul II founder John Weinzierl.

For further details visit his website or check him out on FaceBook.

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