Mick Turner

Australian musician


Mick Turner is an Australian musician and artist, best known as the guitarist for Dirty Three and for his paintings. He was born in Black Rock, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Prior to his work with Dirty Three, Turner was a member of several Melbourne-based rock bands: Sick Things (1979–1988), The Moodists (1983–1984), Fungus Brains (1982–1987), and Venom P. Stinger (1985-1996 with Jim White).

In addition to playing with Jim White and Warren Ellis, Mick also runs the Dirty Three's record label, Anchor & Hope Records and has painted the cover illustration for all of their major albums except their first. He has had art exhibitions around Australia and internationally.

Fellow Dirty Three member, Jim White, plays with Mick: The Tren Brothers, and together they have played with Cat Power, Boxhead Ensemble and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy.

Turner has also released three solo albums under his own name, two albums with Jessica Billey [1] under the moniker Bonnevill, as well as a single credited to "Tren Brothers & Sister" featuring Turner, White & Billey.

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