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Tukurpa

Camp Hill, PA [Alt. Rock, Rock]

 
 
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THE BAND:

Matt K: (Lead Guitar)
DAVE T: (Rhythem Guitar)
CRAIG H: (Bass/Backing Vocals)
JAMES L: (Lead Vocals)
CHRIS A: (Drums)
About Tukurpa...
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
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Cyntax Terror
{ 09-24-2008 20:48 }
heheh.. funny video.. nice work guys! \,,/
Huhu
Huhu says:
{ 09-19-2008 19:52 }
music iz on point g keep doing ur thang 5 all day return da love alight stay up peace
Air Echo Music
{ 09-10-2008 21:40 }
HelloAll, Ur Music=SolidHeavy+Cool! Special love >Meyham!&PeacelandFillsWithLayers! BRAVO4U! AllinstrumentsPerformedGreat! LovetheDrumMost! Real Rock Band! Keep sending more 4 us 2 enjoy! uV=42,+myV5A=43v! WishAllurConcertsBHot!God Bless!(º.º)LvPeter
smiles
smiles says:
{ 09-07-2008 14:12 }
I enjoyed this music. They rock!!!!!
Dan Clepper
{ 09-06-2008 15:51 }
TUKURPA.....ROCKS ! *LEECHES**** Best Wishes Brothers.! Dan Clepper
Brushwood
Brushwood says:
{ 09-05-2008 22:45 }
Love it! You guys rock! 5 by 5 here! Peace
ASongsmith
{ 09-05-2008 09:25 }
Peaceland sounds like an effective combo of prog and acid rock. All power to you and rock on. A high 5 from me.
DSS Music
DSS Music says:
{ 09-05-2008 03:14 }
Great sound and lyrics and love the contrast of 'Peaceland' at the beginning. Excellent and vote #37 of 5 is from us and we wish you every success.
theHotRod
theHotRod says:
{ 09-01-2008 16:22 }
Keep rokin on guys!! sound great!!
btroutman29
btroutman29 says:
{ 08-30-2008 21:57 }
Where can i get your cd??? You guys kick ass!!!
slim
slim says:
{ 08-30-2008 01:08 }
dude peaceland rocks keep it up
stealth
stealth says:
{ 08-30-2008 01:02 }
i like your guys music espesialy peaceland!!!!!!!
josh
josh's girl says:
{ 08-30-2008 00:21 }
I love you guys keep rockin
Josh9840
Josh9840 says:
{ 08-30-2008 00:17 }
you rock out with your cock out
j gutta az henchman
{ 08-26-2008 11:49 }
diamond in the rough phat 5 come check me out new smooth music show some love
Marlan
Marlan says:
{ 08-24-2008 02:04 }
Great Sound. Cool Banner and Logo.Like the lyrics and vocals. Great balance of instruments with vocals. Really like "Wanna Play" and "Mayhem". Rate it a five for vote #35.
Rick Rock
Rick Rock says:
{ 08-22-2008 13:20 }
Great stuff, lyrics and playing is fabulous, just need to take the production/recording to the next level. Need abit more bass guitar in the mix too! Vocal great! 5 rating
retired
retired says:
{ 08-21-2008 15:34 }
CHECK ME OUT IM HOT LIKE POTS ON LITTED STOVES OFFTOP FORSHO
The Installers
{ 08-19-2008 18:45 }
Great sound!! 5's
Never To Conform
{ 08-13-2008 15:19 }
Thanks for the comment. Your tunes sound great. 5 From us.
Kelley Krueger
{ 08-11-2008 02:36 }
"U" Guyz Got'Z some "Killa'" changez !!! Dig them "jigga...jigga" style guitar riffz !!! (5) Kelley K
BABYBOI_ART
BABYBOI_ART says:
{ 03-23-2008 15:57 }
HELL YEA YOU GUYS ARE AWSOME. I AGREE THE RYTHEM GUITAREST IS HOTT!
BABYBOI_ART
BABYBOI_ART says:
{ 03-23-2008 15:56 }
HELL YEA YOU GUYS ARE AWSOME. I AGREE THE RYTHEM GUITAREST IS HOTT!
BTROUTMAN29
BTROUTMAN29 says:
{ 03-14-2008 09:58 }
YOU GUYS ROCK! AND THE RYTHM GUITARIST IS HOTT!!!! 5'S ALL THE WAY
SUPPORT ORIGINAL MUSIC
SUPPORT ORIGINAL MUSIC says:
{ 02-29-2008 02:08 }
5'S ALL THE WAY, GREAT TUNES
demon
demon says:
{ 02-24-2008 18:19 }
TUKURPA IS TOP OF THE LINE MUSIC. KEEP ON BRING OUT THOSE KICK ASS TUNES D^HARRIS
shortnay
shortnay says:
{ 02-24-2008 10:43 }
Great songs guys!! You got my vote...5!!
tmccauslin
tmccauslin says:
{ 02-24-2008 09:40 }
u guys rock kick ass keep it up rock on rate a 5 of course
JODY RAY
JODY RAY says:
{ 02-18-2008 12:35 }
YOUR SOUND I COOL!! KEEP IT UP!!!GAVE YOU A 5!!
PALANCHE-  NEW ALBUM- In Stores Now
{ 02-17-2008 11:22 }
NICE TRACKS, ya got my vote 55555's all day, please vote, vote, vote and CHECK ME OUT AT: www.myspace.com/palanche www.myspace.com/ dilla150boys
soular plexus
{ 02-12-2008 07:13 }
peaceland was really haunting and amazing.Loved your sound.A 5 for the tight work.
nanoano
nanoano says:
{ 02-06-2008 13:06 }
You rock! 5's.... Malanna Monroe
SassySakara
SassySakara says:
{ 02-02-2008 11:16 }
Tukurpa rocks!!! For anybody who wants to learn more cheeck out www.myspace.com/tukurpa GO TUKURPA!!! -SassySakara
C NOTE
C NOTE says:
{ 01-28-2008 00:20 }
ROCK ON FAM IM DIGGIN THE FRET WORK, JUST PAYIN MY RESPECTS 55555 COME CHECK ME OUT
The Council
{ 01-25-2008 20:35 }
Some fine musis ,you combine genres and formats of music very well and create some fine melodys that both rock and roll,big fives to you/chazz/peace
Under The Ground (ROCKISH)
{ 01-24-2008 17:39 }
Great sound. I wish you the best on your quest. 5. Ill re visit. 5. Hit me back.
ROBS BASS CAFE!
{ 01-23-2008 14:39 }
Inspiring and creative music, here's the maximum or a big 55555 and a 'funky' pudding :) Keep it up! Rob, Belgium
DJ Stereo (Music Producer/DJ)
{ 01-23-2008 12:38 }
Very nice,you deserve a high (5)from me!Fuck the haters,tell them DJ STEREO said it!Stay positive,and please come check my showcase out as well.......Later
DANNA
DANNA says:
{ 01-22-2008 15:25 }
WHATS UP GUYS...THANX FOR THE NICE COMMENT!! I'M REALLY DIGGIN YOUR MUSIC!! LUV YOUR STYLE AND HOT GUITARS!!! 5555555555555555'Z!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK AND KEEP IN TOUCH! R U ON MYSPACE? I'M AT WWW.MYSPACE.COM/DANNAMUSIC88..PEACE&LUV..DANNA
j gutta az henchman
{ 01-22-2008 10:46 }
you are a diamond in the rough phat 5 love your swag come check me out show some love back
Briana-Mariaah
{ 01-22-2008 01:48 }
Hi, your talent is really great! You should set up a free account at www.celebrityhilltv.com and upload & sell some of your stuff there. I gave you a 5 cause you truly deserve it. Have a great day! ~Briana-Mariaah~ Check me out too :)
STEVEN J (ChicaGo)
{ 01-21-2008 00:14 }
just comin through to show R E S P E C T, your musik holds no boundariez, got my full out S U P P O R T, 5, h i tbak
Artist of Morning Drive Records/ John R Bond
MAN YOU ARE GREAT /POWER OF THE SOUNDS ALL 55555555S FROM MORNING DRIVE STUDIOS IN OHIO
Sean Achilleos / Singer Songwriter
{ 01-17-2008 10:43 }
a well deserved 5!!! shaun correia
Southern Flame (new tunes!)
{ 01-16-2008 02:59 }
Thanks man, you've got some pretty badass tunes yourself
Mr. My City
{ 01-15-2008 17:09 }
Welcome to Nu Black City™! myspace.com/homegrownentoulda
Leo D
Leo D says:
{ 01-15-2008 13:16 }
Fantastic music!! Rock on. Rated you a 5
DirtyChill
{ 01-15-2008 12:45 }
damn man that metel sounds heavy. you guys have some good chymistry pinball is rocken fo sho. 5 all day in my book.
Days of Grace
{ 01-15-2008 09:02 }
You guys ROCK... Great Guitars.. Great Vocals.. 5555555555 all the way..........