– WILD TURKEY was formed in 1996 from the ashes of what was known as POISON APPLES and formerly THE ROCK DOGS. Named after the world famous premium...Read Biography
WILD TURKEY was formed in 1996 from the ashes of what was known as POISON APPLES and formerly THE ROCK DOGS. Named after the world famous premium bourbon, WILD TURKEY stands for pure rock with a blend of real kick-ass rock’n’roll. After a change in the line-up in 2004 the band is back with a new drummer and an even more energetic sound. The current program contains WILD TURKEY originals such as straight rockers “Red Light” or “Heroes never die in bed.”, powerful ballads like “(this ain’t) Hollywood” and coversongs from the BEASTY BOYS to GEORGIA SATELLITES and icons like JOHNNY CASH (Maybe the Social Distortion kind of way….) and TOM PETTY. Recently WILD TURKEY have played shows with international acts like L.A. GUNS, JUNKYARD, THE DOGS D’AMOUR, THE QUIREBOYS and got nationwide airplay on radio and television out of their Las-Vegas-recordings “Red Light” (2009) and “Heroes…” (2012). Once again returning from Las Vegas (NV) where they not only recorded and produced their new album “Jackpot!” but also played a stunning show, the boys from WILD TURKEY are ready to perform their songs live and loud!
WILD TURKEY's history:
1996 Ralf, Chris and Reto (Rock Dogs, Poison Apples) join forces with Andy
1997 Release of the first WILD TURKEY CD „Call of the Wild”
1998 Call of the Wild Tour in Switzerland
1999 Release of first live bootleg “Blood, sweat & beers”
2000 More gigs in Switzerland and Germany
2002 Local gigs with THE LAZY BONES and THE GUTTER QUEENS
2003 Release of 2nd CD “Misery loves Co.” with the help of RAMS (THE BUCKS)
2004 Al-Maria returns and pushes the Turks to a new level of power
2005 Runner-up at Rock City’s band contest; Gig with L.A. GUNS (US)
2006 Supporting Act with Quireboys, gig with THE DOGS D’AMOUR (GB)
2007/8 Gigs in local places and mostly doing songwriting for a new album
2009 Release of the 3rd CD “Red Light” recorded and produced @ The Tone
Factory in Las Vegas, NV. Gig with JUNKYARD (US)
2010/11 Promotionwork and local gigs, airplay of 2nd single “Kiss me goodbye”
as well as high rotation of videoclip “Red Light” on Swiss Television
2012/13 Release of the 4rd CD “Heroes never die in bed” recorded and produced
@ The Tone Factory in Las Vegas, NV.
2013/4 Promotion work and local gigs, high rotation of video clip “Heroes never die in bed” on Swiss Television (Roboclips)
2016/7 Recording of the 5rd CD “JACKPOT!” @ The Tone Factory in Las Vegas, playing a killing show @ the Jackpot Bar & Grill, Las Vegas
2017/8 Signing contract with swiss label “imusiciandigital” and release of the new EP “Jackpot!” as well as the whole backcatalogue on streaming- and download sites worldwide
Check out later for some side-stories and more basic information.