Matt K: (Lead Guitar)
DAVE T: (Rhythem Guitar)
CRAIG H: (Bass/Backing Vocals)
JAMES L: (Lead Vocals)
CHRIS A: (Drums)
There was a stillness across the realm. The music people danced to what was in danger of being outlawed...all hope was lost. The Tukurpan Knights banded together to create a new sound, powerful enough to unite the people against the evil dark lord of the realm. In their time of need, the Tukurpan Knights rose to the challenge and defeated the Dark Lords reign,and the people rejoiced once again. Please,Check out our myspace site for other info. http://www.myspace.com/tukurpa http://www.ourstage.com/fanclub/tukurpa and stay tuned for more music, Now comeing off the press. Tukurpa Press Release
Out & About
by Rachel Rocks April showers bring May flowers…Let’s hope May is a much more beautiful month for me. If you saw me Out and About in April and I was making nasty faces, it wasn’t about your band, it’s because of a broken tailbone. I should’ve been taking notes because I really don’t remember much. As I was getting my Hot Shots together I was shocked at the amount of bands I did see. The only way to get relief, was going out and hearing more music, so that’s what I did.
The first band of the month is Tukurpa. These guys are just starting out, but they are eager to play wherever and whenever they can. I got an e-mail that they were heading out to the Harrisburg ABC’s Open Mic night on a Thursday hoping to get a chance to play. Sure enough, they did and everyone was impressed. They play all original music and it’s amazing. “Peaceland” is a fantastic song with amazing beats, but even more amazing lyrics. These guys have been practicing for a long time and now they are ready to rock the state of PA and beyond. Related Site: www.pamusician.net
JP's Millennium Music Conference Recap, Part 7 One more band remained; local Camp Hill-based hard-rocking foursome Tukurpa. As it turned out, Tukurpa had their own fireworks to offer in the form of a storybook ending to the weekend that would unfold during their set. Named after a Hopi Indian word for "eternal dream world," Tukurpa introduced a sound rooted in the 70's/80's classic heavy rock of Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. Atop weighty rhythms and thick guitar chords, lead singer James Leaman demonstrated a powerful, high-ranging vocal howl as the group performed a selection of original songs, including tunes from their 4-song demo such as “Wanna Play,” “Mayhem,” “Leeches” and “Peaceland.” Other songs included the slower “Take Me Down,” “The Wizard” (NOT the Black Sabbath or Uriah Heep songs of the same title, although this band’s style could probably serve either one well if they wanted to cover them), “Phobia” and more. Tukurpa had a legion of fans in the house, and these folks were frequently on the dance floor to cheer their band along.The storybook ending started to take shape shortly after my arrival, when Tukurpa's bassist, Carl "Craig" Hancock (who I met earlier at the conference) came over to me and pointed out a blond woman across the room. He told me her name was "Teco," and he was going to propose to her during Tukurpa's performance, as he fingered a small case in the pocket of his jacket, containing an engagement ring. Sure enough, four songs into Tukurpa's performance, with Teco already on the dance floor during a song the group just finished, Carl asked her to turn around, and popped the question and presented the ring. Teco's jaw dropped in shock, before the two held a long embrace on the stage to the resounding cheers of the audience. (I assume this means that she said "yes!") I then observed as Teco stared, with mouth open, at the ring for nearly ten minutes afterward. Obviously she never expected that this would be such a special night for her. After a weekend filled with musical highlights and conference excitement, this storybook ending slammed a special exclamation point on the end of what truly was a great weekend! The Shows » Local Music News »
TUKURPA is a 5 piece band with a flare for original music. From heavenly ballads in classic rock, to down and dirty heavy metal crunch.
This band will entertain you with hauntingly familiar melodic tunes, cleverly combined with feet stompin, head banging, get up off your seat and jam explosions. This is delivered special to our fans, with a ready to go stage show. They’re fresh off the press, ready to attack Central Pennsylvania and the rockin world. So get off your seat and come out to the show to support original music.
Matthew Kramer AKA Midnight grabs you with his unbelievable screaming leads. Born and raised in New Cumberland PA. He has been playing for 23 years. He loves Tukurpa because everyone is on the same page and the music is great. He is influenced by Pink Floyd and Van Halen.
Chris Arnold AKA Hippy, keeps you grooving with his far out drum beats. Born in Taylorsville M.D after not having much luck finding bands in the Baltimore area Chris moved to PA and came across Tukurpa, loving the friendship and great music. Chris is influenced by great drummers such as Tommy Lee, and Gil Moore. Idols such as these influenced him to play drums for about 30 years. Chris loves the indescribable feeling he gets while playing. He states it is better than sex…sometimes.
James Leaman AKA Jimmy and his powerful vocals capture you from the start. Born and raised in Halifax PA. Singing since his 2nd grade chorus, he mastered a wide assortment of vocals. A few idols are bands such as Metallica and Megadeath. Being in a few bands since his school chorus, he loves the original music Tukurpa creates. With his commanding stage presence, you’ll know when Jimmy takes the mic. Have your drinks handy and be ready to do a social.
Carl “Craig” Hancock AKA Dr. Bass, will give you Tukurpa bumps using a kaleidoscope of colorful bass lines. Born and raised in Runnemede, New Jersey he idolizes the band “YES”. He has been playing for 23 years. This all started with Craig wanting to play his fathers guitar. In the 80’s he moved to PA and became a founding member of Tukurpa. Craig looks forward to Bobbi’s cooking on Monday night practices. Yum!
Dave Troutman AKA Crash, will keep you rocking with his driving rhythm. Born and raised in PA he started playing by watching Midnight till late o-clock in the morning. It just took off from there. A few idols that kept him rocking were Poison, Paul McCartney, and of course his teacher Matt Kramer. Being a founding member of Tukurpa, he loves the friendship and original music they all have to offer.
Tukurpa a word ascending from our Native American ancestry the Hopi Indians, which means Eternal Dream World. It is our collective goal to create music that can be enjoyed by every one all over the world. It is our continuing effort to reach our fans with a positive message. Returning life and love of music back into the soul. One world, one sound. Thus bringing forward The Tukurpa. “The Eternal Dream World.”[code][indent],Contact Info: http://www.myspace.com/tukurpa http://www.ourstage.com/fanclub/tukurpa