We had the good fortune of connecting with Gabriel Turner and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gabriel, is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to you?
“The reason most people fail is because they give up what they want most for what they want now.”
This quote speaks volumes to the world we live in today. A lot of us give up on our goals and dreams for quick gratification. If we give up what we want most, for what we want now, we’ll eventually look up and realize we’re on a hamster wheel and never feel fulfilled.
In all of this, we fail to realize that some dreams take months or even years to come into full fruition.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I believe my sound sets me apart from others. My sound includes interesting vocals and song structures that tell a story. I try my best to create a lyric based on my own personal life journey, and hopefully my journey will inspire others to think.
I’m most excited about my upcoming releases. A number of my songs have been on a shelf for years. This was due to insecurities in wondering who could relate or lend an ear to my music. Over time I realized, there’s at least one person out there who would possibly enjoy my sound and lyrical journey and that in itself is my motivation.
My music journey was and is not easy. Several challenging roadblocks seemed to hinder my abilities to stay on track. Those challenges were insecurities in my performance, vocals and mainly just self-doubt. Eventually, I started truly playing music at the age of 12 and began to write around 15 years old. 15 was also the age where I had my first live performance. Looking back, I’ve come a long way and still have far to go, but I do believe I’m growing and have the ability to take my talents as far as God will allow. During all this, I’ve learned to never give up, keep your eyes on the end goal and enjoy the journey.
Lastly, I want the world to know, every song that I’ve written or sung is from my heart and if one person’s heart is touched, then I’ve made my mark.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We would start off our morning visiting Coco’s Waffles & Crepes for breakfast. 2nd stop would be Rockin’ Robbins music, where we’ll test some of the best guitars Houston has to offer. 3rd spot would be Black Walnut Café for lunch. After lunch, we’ll visit Guitar Center and head over to the House of Blues for live music. HOB’s venue is one of my favorites along with the restaurant.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shoutout Brandon Moore and Padon Suber for always encouraging and pushing creative ideas out of me. Also, I’d like to thank Steve Oglesbee and Mendy Alford along with Clear Lake Presbyterian Church for allowing me to lead the congregation every Sunday in song, as we strive to be the best God calls us to be.