Black Angel will be playing in front of 20,000 people at the "Oakland First Friday" event this coming Friday, April 3, 2015.
Black Angel originated in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles in 1999 with J. C. Martin leading the band and with Audrey Madison Turner (lead singer of Ike Turner and The Kings of Rhythm and also Mrs. Ike Turner) as a vocalist and Ronnie Turner (only son of both Tina and Ike Turner) on bass.
The band was originally called The Prophets and played in major Los Angeles and Santa Barbara clubs such as The Roxy, Jack's Sugar Shack, Luna Park and the Wildcat Lounge. The Prophets released one CD, "The Prophets EP", in 1999. Since then the band has released five full-length albums, "13 Stories" (2001); "Real Music for Real People" (2003); "O' California"; and "O' Santa Barbara" (2007) and “O’ San Francisco” (2009). “O’ Los Angeles” is a completed but is an unreleased album. Black Angel has played shows at such Southern California clubs as B. B. King's Blues Club, The Coach House (San Juan Capistrano), Paladino's, Rusty's Surf Ranch, The Cat Club, The Creekside Inn, the Martini Lounge, The Tryst, SRI (Studio Instrument Rentals) Showcase, The Musicians Institute, The Scientology Celebrity Center, The Gig and The Joint. Other prominent band members in Black Angel over the years include Danny Darling (former drummer for Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams and Leon Russell); Tiffany Lowe (granddaughter of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash and daughter of Carlene Carter and Nick Lowe; Jason Ball (Animotion); and Ernie and Cory Orosco (The Strawberry Alarm Clock).