Mike Turner (lead vocals, keyboards)
Connor Brooks (backup vocals, drums)
Blending modern and retro inspirations ranging from funk and R&B to alternative and psychedelic rock, Ripple Illusion has created a truly unique and fresh brand of keyboard driven rock and roll. The trio has quickly become known for their rigorous live performances and emotional expression on stage. Their eclectically inspired sound seamlessly weaves between hard hitting blues-rock and groovy R&B. The music cuts through to the soul, relieving its burden and providing a fresh message of hope and eternal optimism. This is truly a group that can excite music fans of all stripes.
The band released their debut, self-titled EP in May 2015 and toured in support of it throughout BC and Alberta. The EP opens with “Back to the Start”, setting the tone for an album that seamlessly weaves between hard hitting rock and dreamy R&B balladry to deliver an infectiously hopeful message. The album’s central lyrical theme is that of an alienated soul, searching for discovery and connection in a world that prefers illusions over truth. In Autumn 2015, they released a new single, “Escape”, a groovy song that reflects the group’s preference for both modern and retro influences. With many accomplishments under their belt for a band only a year old, the future looks promising, and surely busy. Ripple Illusion is gearing up for another Western Canadian tour in Winter, 2016.