Turning Point

Turning Point were an English quintet that released two albums on Gull during the late 1970s. The band was formed by the original pianist and bassist of Isotope after a fallout with the latter act’s leader, Gary Boyle.

Members: Jeff Clyne (bass), Brian Miller (keyboards), Pepi Lemer (vocals), David Tidball (saxophone), Paul Robinson (drums)

Prior to Isotope and Turning Point, Brian Miller played in Rock Workshop with Alex Harvey and trumpeter Harry Beckett. The ubiquitous Jeff Clyne had backed numerous performers — including Gordon Beck, Linda Hoyle, Michael Gibbs, Roy Budd, and Tony Oxley — and also done stints in Amalgam, Nucleus, and Centipede.

Pepi Lemer had lent vocals to earlier Gull recording act Seventh Wave. She would later appear on records by Neil Ardley, Chaz Jankel, and Art of Noise.

After Turning Point folded, Paul Robinson appeared on records by Invisible Men, Sniff ‘n’ the Tears, Swans Way, and Japanese multi-instrumentalist Joji Hirota. Dave Tidball, meanwhile, lent his talents to the 1983 Wire-spinoff project P’o.


  • Creatures of the Night (1977)
  • Silent Promise (1978)

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