LOS ANGELES, CA, February 11, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Audrey Turner, widow of Ike Turner and heir apparent to Ike's Kings Of Rhythm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_of_Rhythm stage group returns to the airways with "I Smell Trouble."
Striking out on her own, Audrey is back to delivering her heated Soul & Blues vocals to a set of classic songs on her album "I Smell Trouble."
Audrey was born in San Francisco California, influenced by both her parents, Her mother Georgie was her Gospel soul, and her father Art Dennis Madison influenced her with Blues and Jazz. "Music & entertainment is my life it's my passion" says Turner. "I've Toured overseas & domestically with the brilliant and talent man who wrote the first Rock & Roll song to be inducted into the hall of fame, my late husband, legendary Ike Turner. I have had the pleasure of gracing the stage with Natalie Cole, Chaka Khan, Chuck Berry, BB King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Phillips, Little Milton and Little Richard, to name a few."
Audrey Madison Turner attributes her musical inclination to her parents. Art and Georgia Madison surrounded their children with instruments and a wide range of music throughout their childhood. The captivating singer/songwriter, producer and actress began participating in beauty contests and talent shows at an early age, eventually debuting an original song for her graduating class at their commencement ceremony. Following high school Audrey's trek to become a psychologist fell second to her dreams of becoming a star.
It wasn't long before Audrey founded "Madison Avenue," which benefited from contributions from musical genius Stevie Wonder. The family-based group produced hits including "Buttercup" and "Much In Love." Audrey appeared in various talent search competitions and on numerous talk shows, in particular the "Big Break Talent Search," hosted by Natalie Cole. Additionally, she became the assistant choreographer to Lon Fontaine of Motown, creating routines for major superstars such as Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, and the Pointer Sisters. It wasn't long before she was personally requested by the Royal Family of Brunei for two special performances.
As she began catching the eye of the industry and public alike, "The King of Rock & Roll" - Ike Turner - took an unabashed liking to Audrey. After meeting Ike Turner through a mutual friend Madison-Turner didn't think twice about sharing the stage and going on tour with the man himself. Their professional relationship eventually segued into a romantic one, leading to a wedding years later. Ike and Audrey recorded multiple tracks together on his Live Montreaux Jazz Festival CD and Ike Turner's Final CD before his historic passing in December of 2007.
She is active in various charitable efforts and delighted to help those causes that are advocates for mentally and physically abused women.
"Audrey Turner joined the Ikettes during the 1990s, then became Ike's principal female lead singer. Their professional relationship eventually turned into a romantic one, and she became Ike's wife in his final years."
-- Zoho Records, Zoho Roots "Mr. Groove Band Rocket88- A Tribute To Ike Turner"
Find Audrey on the net: http://www.reverbnation.com/audreyturner
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