Bruce Turgon

Bruce Turgon was born and raised in Rochester, NY close to singer Lou Gramm. A multi-instrumentalist, he started playing in elementary school, and after high school, became a member of The Showcase, a rival band against the Gramm-fronted Poor Heart.

In 1970, he joined Black Sheep with Lou, which built a steady regional following over the next two years. In 1974, the Gramm-Turgon written EP "Stick Around" was released on Chrysalis, which later led the group to be signed to Capitol. The band released two albums in 1974, and was enroute to major success when an equipment accident in 1975 caused Black Sheep to lose the support act slot for KISS that year.

Bruce then left NY state for Los Angeles, eventually writing, recording and touring with bands like Billy Thorpe, Nick Gilder, Prism and Warrior as well as performing around the L.A. area with his own bands. Eventually, his long time association with best friend Gramm led to the writing and recording of Gramm’s first solo effort Ready Or Not, yielding the hit single, “Midnight Blue”. In between the recording of Gramm’s second album, Long Hard Look and it’s subsequent tour, Bruce also toured with Steve Stevens in support of his solo album, Atomic Playboys. He and Gramm then formed the short-lived Shadow King in 1991, with Bruce co-writing nine of the ten tracks on the album, as well as handling multiple instrument, arrangement and programming duties.

In 1992, when Gramm rejoined Foreigner, Bruce was hired for the bass position now vacated by the departing Rick Wills. Foreigner released Mr. Moonlight in 1995, with several songs co-written by Bruce, including the single “Until The End Of Time”, and they have toured steadily from 1992 - 2002. Within the last 10 years, Bruce has become increasingly involved in TV, movie and documentary soundtrack work, contributing to shows on HBO, Showtime, PBS , and Warren Miller Films. In late 2005, Bruce released his first solo album, Outside Looking In".